​Find your purpose​. Become a Maryland teacher.

With higher salaries, scholarship opportunities, career ladders, and support for our educators, there’s never been a better time to become a Maryland teacher.

Start your journey here. Maryland needs innovative inspiring teachers!

Recognizing that educators are the most important school-based factor in a student’s success, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is focused on growing our pipeline of teachers who want to transform Maryland education and accelerate academic achievement for all students, especially those who have been historically underserved. Learn about how you can become a Maryland Educator and explore available financial incentives and scholarship opportunities.

Learn about the pathways to becoming a teacher in Maryland!

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You may be eligible for scholarships and programs that can help you become a Maryland teacher!

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Explore teaching as your future career and learn about pathways to becoming a teacher.

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Learn more about the National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) salary incentive program.​


"For me, teaching is a revolutionary act of love. As long as student success is inhibited by social, political, and economic barriers, education must be the disruptive force through teaching that seeks to eliminate disparity and cultivate equity. Teaching is the vehicle through which justice and humanity are restored for our communities."

6th Grade Teacher, Baltimore County Teacher of the Year 2021-22​


Do you know about the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship Program? The application window is open every year for a limited time!

​The Teaching Fellows program is designed for students who pledge to work as a public school or public prekindergarten teacher in the State upon completion of their studies at schools that have at least 50% of the students in the school eligible for free or reduced-price meals (FRPM). Learn more about the program and be prepared to submit your 2023-24 application.

It pays to teach in Maryland. National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) can make up to an additional $17k a year! Learn more about this salary incentive.

It's never too early or too late to explore how you'll pay for your education. Get a head start on funding your teaching career and learn about available opportunities for future educators, current teachers, and career changers. Find out if you qualify and be prepared to apply to any scholarship or programs when the application windows open!​

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Are you a current college student? A career changer looking for something more?

MSDE is implementing the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and transforming education – not only for our students but for our teachers too. With higher salaries, scholarships + grants, career ladders, mentors, and support for our educators, there’s never been a better time to become a teacher. If you're a current college student or considering the next step in your career, find your purpose & make an impact​ with us!​