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The Board of Education of Harford County recognizes the power of highly skilled employees in every position in the school system toward maximizing student achievement. It is the responsibility of the school system to recruit, hire, and retain the best personnel available, and to provide all staff with high quality, job-embedded professional development.

The Harford County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic identification, political affiliation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs to employees. Inquiries related to the policies of the Board of Education of Harford County should be directed to the Director of Public Information, 410-588-5203.

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Maryland Certification

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) authorizes our school system to provide certification services to individuals who are in a position which requires a certificate (teachers, specialists, administrators). Therefore, current HCPS employees whose positions do not require a certificate (non-teachers, substitute teachers, etc.) and individuals who are no longer employed by HCPS who have questions about certification must work through MSDE’s Certification Branch.

To search for teacher certification information, begin by accessing the Divisions, Educator Effectiveness, Certification Branch page of the MSDE website at: www.marylandpublicschools.org. FAQs may be accessed by clicking on the link located on the right sidebar of the Certification Branch page.

  • MSDE, Certification Branch: 410-767-0412
  • Toll-free Number: 866-772-8922

HCPS employees, whose positions require a certificate, please refer to the certification information located in the Human Resources, Certification Department section of the HCPS SharePoint Site.