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Resident Teacher Certificate (RTC)

How Long Is This Certificate Valid?

Valid 2 Years


Issued to an applicant who has been selected by a Maryland local school system to participate in a specialized Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP).

Prior to the expiration of the RTC and in order to obtain the SPC1, you must…

  1. Complete all coursework including any required reading coursework
  2. Complete one year of full-time satisfactory professional teaching experience

Reminder graphicThis certificate cannot be renewed.

Certificate Processing Fee

A fee is charged by MSDE for issuance of a certificate and for each renewal. Effective January 1, 2004, this non-refundable fee is collected through automatic payroll deduction. Currently, a fee is not charged for adding new endorsements.

How to Submit Documentation

Find out how to submit coursework and other documentation 

Additional Information


MSDE General Certificate Information

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