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Have You Determined Your Pathway to Certification?

The AACC/AACPS Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program – Resident Teacher Certification program for Secondary (Middle & High School) Critical Shortage Content Areas is accepting applications from our current Provisional/Conditional teachers. Multiple deadlines are being established to provide opportunities to complete the internship activity during the 2019-20 school year. 

Two fall workshops were provided for conditional teachers to meet the January 1 MSDE deadline for Resident Teacher Certificate Status.

Current conditional teacher applications and supporting documents will be accepted through the 2019-20 school year. Additional internships will be scheduled for second semester and lead to eligibility for the RTC and a salary increase for the 2020-21 school year.

Please review the application requirements on our web page ( and make plans to register and take both the Praxis Core (or providing SAT, GRE, ADT scores) and the Praxis 2 Content assessments. Since two courses, AACC EDU 261 & EDU 262, must be completed before or during/concurrent with the RTC internship, contact Sandy Koskovich at AACC Teach Institute to explore enrollment. Conditional teachers also may use the direct billing process to pay for six credits within your tuition reimbursement benefit. Conditional teachers may also apply for cost of Praxis assessments leading to initial certification while grant funds remain.

Note: The SAT, GRE or ACT score can be used in place of the Praxis Crore if it meets the MSDE required score demonstrating proficiency in basic skills (reading, writing and math.)

If you have questions or need an application, please contact Deborah Montgomery, AACC/AACPS MAAPP/RTC Program Manager at The AACC/AACPS program does not serve our conditional elementary or special educators. Special Education conditional teachers interested in an RTC program may contact Maureen Gerrity at for more information.