Resident Teacher Certificate (RTC) (MD)

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Resident Teacher Certificate (RTC) (MD)

Description
The RTC is issued to an applicant who has been selected by a local school system to participate in an alternative teacher preparation program‚Äč.
Certificate Valid for 2 years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Maryland
Contact Name: Division of Educator Effectiveness
Contact Phone: 866-772-8922
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DEE/Certification/Certification-Types.aspx

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.75

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. ACT also accepted.

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. ACT also accepted.

Notes
2.75 GPA in the content language

In place of the Core tests, Maryland will accept the following options from candidates: SAT, ACT, GRE

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Reading:

Course needed: 6 hours

Notes:
Must either major in world language, have 30 semester hours of world language coursework, or submit qualifying scores beyond those required for initial certification on content assessment.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Enrollment in Internship

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/msde/divisions/certification/certification_branch/certification_inf/apply/docs/approved_foreign_evaluation.htm

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
An applicant who holds the Resident Teacher Certificate shall be eligible for the Standard Professional Certificate upon receipt by the Department of all of the following items:

(1) Completion of an approved alternative program as verified by the program provider;

(2) A qualifying score on the applicable Department-approved pedagogy test (Praxis II World Language Pedagogy); and

(3) Satisfactory teaching performance during the period of the residency as verified by the local superintendent of schools or a Department-recognized head of an organization of nonpublic schools.

Notes:
Fingerprint Fee: $34.50
For additional information, visit: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/certification/certification_branch/professional_practice/criminal_history.html

An applicant who holds the Resident Teacher Certificate shall be eligible for the Standard Professional Certificate upon receipt by the Department of all of the following items:

(1) Completion of an approved alternative program as verified by the program provider;
(2) A qualifying score on the applicable Department-approved pedagogy test (Praxis II World Language Pedagogy); and
(3) Satisfactory teaching performance during the period of the residency as verified by the local superintendent of schools or a Department-recognized head of an organization of nonpublic schools.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
A Resident Teacher Certificate is issued to an applicant who has been selected by a local school system to participate in an alternative teacher preparation program.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:44:22 PM


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