Supporting Teachers & Certificated Staff


Research shows that the quality of the classroom teacher is one of the most critical components for student success. MSEA offers high-quality programs and trainings and advocates for the classroom and school resources you need to meet the constantly changing demands of your job.

Maryland’s top-ranking public schools are the professional home to more than 60,000 teachers in 24 counties and Baltimore City. Our teachers are focused on providing Maryland students, parents, and communities with great public schools for every child.

Whether gifted or disadvantaged, special needs or first-generation English speaking, students benefit from Maryland’s quality teaching force. Using best teaching practices and their own innovation, Maryland teachers work hard to deliver lively, relevant lessons in classrooms across the state.

Certificated Staff

Educating children requires collaboration among a wide range of highly skilled professionals, including reading and math specialists, school counselors, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, and many more. MSEA is increasingly focused on specialists’ specific issues and concerns, such as certification status, salaries, and the tools you need to do your job.

Certificated specialists play an important role in every school in the state, providing the skills and expertise students need to achieve their best in school.

Throughout K-12 education, specialists work directly with students and their families, providing tools and interventions that bolster both skills and confidence, and pave the way for future success.

Upcoming events for Teachers & Certified Staff

Praxis 2 Back to Basics: Test Anxiety

Join this session to learn what to expect when facing a Praxis assessment and how to identify and overcome your test anxiety with concrete strategies. This skills session is relevant to all high-stakes testing.

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Praxis 2 Back to Basics Skills: Study Planning

Knowing where to start can be overwhelming when studying for a Praxis assessment. Join this session to learn how to break down your time, make a study plan and schedule, and stick to it so you pass your Praxis!

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Raise the Bar: Surviving the Evaluation Process – Domain 1

Do you need help maneuvering through your observation and evaluation process? Are you at the end of your conditional certificate and need support with the Praxis? Would you like to strengthen your knowledge about the teacher certification process? Do you know what edTPA is? Are you concerned about how the new Blueprint for Maryland Educators will affect your evaluation and your job? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re in the right place. If you’re unsure, you’re still in the right place.

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ParaPro Assessment Overview

Are you preparing for your ParaPro assessment or working toward ParaPro certification? Join this session to learn more about the ParaPro assessment, what is covered on the test, test strategies. and what resources are available to MSEA members.

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