Not only is Maryland a great place to live – it is a great place to teach! Becoming a Maryland educator could be the perfect career path that works for you. Find out why our Maryland teachers love it here - and how you can be a Maryland teacher too! 

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There are several Maryland statewide programs that help current high school students and students entering college who want to pursue a career in teaching! Find out more about financial incentives and  Teacher Academy of Maryland which can lead to a bright future.

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Every day, thousands of people across the nation realize that they want to try something different for a career. No matter what your age or current occupation, teaching just might be just the change you are looking for. We can help get you pointed in the right direction to discover a new career which is perfect for you!

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Maryland finds more than 50% of our teachers from other states. We value all teachers, and welcome out-of-state educators who are interested in working in Maryland. There are specific requirements here which may differ from your state - so let us point you in the right direction for the resources you need. 


"My favorite part of teaching is actually watching my students work through a productive struggle...and when their lightbulb moment goes off, that is the reward for me. I love seeing that 'aha' moment -that instant when they finally get it."

2nd Grade Teacher, Caroline County Teacher of the Year 2017

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Looking for a job in a specific county? We can help ​you get more information about where you want to be in the state.

Depending on where you may want to teach in Maryland, we can help clarify certification and other requirements you will need to teach there. Click here to learn more about finding employment in one of Maryland's 24 counties, with helpful links to all Maryland local school system resources. 

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Did you know that there are financial incentives and programs available to help you become a teacher?

Check out what is available for prospective teachers to help you get started in a new career! We have compiled a handy list of grants and compensation programs for those interested in pursuing a career as a Maryland teacher. Teacher Academy of Maryland is just one of many opportunities.

Helping You Succeed

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Do you have a child that you think would be interested in becoming a Maryland educator?

If you are a parent with questions about what teaching in Maryland has to offer your college-bound child, you are not alone. We have compiled some FAQs for you to guide your child as they pursue their career goal! Let us help you help them begin a career which will fulfill them for many years to come. 

A Path to Success

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Stephanie Garey is a Health and Physical Education teacher at Colonal Richardson High School in Caroline County. She participated in the Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) when she was in high school, and has never looked back on her road to success as an engaged teacher! 

Read about Stephanie's career, and see if the Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) is a program which might have an exciting future in store for you!