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National Board State Coordinator(Education Program Specialist II)

Maryland State Dept of Education
Baltimore, MD, US

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population - students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.


Salary Grade 22


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 W. Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201


Working under the direction of the Director of Educator Certification, the main purpose of this position is to direct, coordinate, and develop state initiatives relating to National Board Certification programs coordinated by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The National Board State Coordinator provides leadership and expertise for the development and institutionalization of the National Board Certification (NBC) initiatives established in the Blueprint for Maryland's Future, including, but not limited to, grant programs, candidate support, and recruitment initiatives.

The National Board State Coordinator will work in partnership with Maryland local education agency National Board Coordinators and Facilitators, as well as individual candidates. The National Board State Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all programs designed to encourage and support Maryland teachers in obtaining and maintaining National Board Certification.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage the Maryland National Board Candidate Support Program
  • Actively recruit and champion the diversification and inclusion of teachers into the NBC process
  • Develop a culture of collaborative support for accomplished teaching
  • Collaborate with Institutes of Higher Education, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, local education agencies (LEAs), and other relevant organizations and agencies to expand the National Board Certified teacher workforce in Maryland
  • Direct and manage the National Board Certification State and Local Incentive Program
  • Collect and maintain National Board Certification data for the State
  • Support LEAs in designing collaborative professional learning opportunities for teachers pursuing National Board Certification
  • Act as the MSDE liaison with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Develop and deliver professional learning in partnership with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for Maryland LEAs
  • Manage the MSDE website pages providing information on National Board Certification


Education: A Master's degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate coursework from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of supervisory or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program, including two years of experience in supporting, coordinating, or administering an education program or service directly related to National Board Certification.


1. Candidates may substitute two additional years of experience directly related to the position option for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree at an accredited college or university in a field related to the position for one year of the required experience.

3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • National Board Certification
  • Knowledge of trends, regulations, and policies associated with National Board Certification as it pertains to the Blueprint for Maryland's Future
  • Experience as a teacher mentor in an induction program
  • Experience in leading internal and external interdisciplinary work teams in developing educational goals and standards
  • Experience in drafting executive and/or legislative correspondences


Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.5.


APPLICANTS MUST UPLOAD A RESUME WITH THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.




It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment, as well as upload a Resume. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0012, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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