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Maryland Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification


Resident Teacher Certificate (RTC)

Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state.

•Valid for two years

• Issued to an applicant who has been selected by a local school system to participate in an alternative teacher preparation program.

Conditional Certificate (COND)

• Valid for two years

• Issued only at the request of a local school system superintendent to an applicant employed in a local school system who does not meet all certification requirements.

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