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Assistant State Superintendent - Department of Education

Educator Certification & Program Approval

Recruitment #21-005016-0001


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.


Executive Salary Scale (ES-6)
Salary Range: $100,436 - $134,051


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland State Department of Education is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval. This position reports directly to the Deputy State Superintendent for School Effectiveness and is responsible for providing leadership, management, administration, guidance and supervision to Educator Certification and Program Approval Initiatives.


Oversees the educator certification system for the State of Maryland and implements related policies adopted by the Maryland State Board of Education and the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board; Oversees the approval system for college and university preparation programs that lead to a MSDE issued certificates; implements policies adopted by the Maryland State Board of Education and Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board; oversees the accreditation system for Maryland's nonpublic schools and related policies; advises the Maryland State Board of Education and the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board on issues and policies pertaining to certification and accreditation; prepares reports and presentations for State Board of Education, State Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent; manages and supervises Staff and addresses and resolves employee concerns.


EDUCATION:  Applicants should possess a Master’s Degree or 36 hours of post Baccalaureate coursework in Education.  Doctoral degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE:  Extensive experience in educational supervision and management in the areas of, educator credentialing, professional educator preparation program oversight, and nonpublic school accreditation.


This role requires strong organizational leadership skills in order to realign the work processes, facilitate collaboration and planning, and build a cohesive team. Extensive experience with an emphasis in educator credentialing requirements, evaluation/assessment of educator credentialing programs, and evaluation of nonpublic accreditation standards and procedures.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by May 7, 2021 - Open until filled.


To apply for this position please submit a cover letter referencing this position, Assistant State Superintendent for Educator Certification and Program Approval, Position Number 039431 (JobAps# 21-005016-0001), with your salary requirements and a resume or MSDE application. Applicant materials will be evaluated based on the materials submitted in relation to the position requirements; therefore, it is important to provide complete and accurate information.  Application materials may be submitted through our online JobAps system by going to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or, emailed to, or sent by mail to: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201; or by fax to 410-333-8950.

For additional information concerning job opportunities or to obtain an MSDE Application, please contact us at (410) 767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045, or visit our website at 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.