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edTPA for Maryland

The Maryland State Department of Education has approved edTPA as a pedagogical performance-based assessment option for candidates seeking teaching certification in the state of Maryland.

Effective July 1, 2019–June 30, 2022:

  • Teacher candidates may present edTPA to meet the pedagogical assessment certification requirement in lieu of the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching.
  • No cut score is required.
  • The test must be scored nationally.

Effective July 1, 2022–June 30, 2025:

  • Teacher candidates will be required to participate in a pedagogical performance assessment.
  • Teacher candidates may present edTPA to fulfill this requirement.
  • No cut score is required.
  • The test must be scored nationally.

Effective July 1, 2025:

  • Teacher candidates will be required to submit a passing score on a pedagogical performance assessment.
  • Teacher candidates may present edTPA to fulfill this requirement.
  • The test must be scored nationally.
  • Cut scores to be determined in 2024.

Resources

For more information on teacher certification in Maryland, please visit www.mdcert.org link opens in a new window

Out-of-state candidates who hold a teaching certificate from another state, please visit www.mdcert.org link opens in a new window before registering to determine if submission of a pedagogical performance assessment is required.

Your handbook selection should be aligned with your clinical experience. Please call or contact your state office of educator licensing for specific details.

www.mdcert.org link opens in a new window

For additional information regarding edTPA state policies, please review AACTE's state participation information. link opens in a new window