Teacher Certification

Columbia Union teachers obtain North American Division certification through the Columbia Union Office of Education (CUOE). It is the teacher’s responsibility to obtain and maintain appropriate certification and endorsements. The Office of Education provides financial and strategic support for full-time educators seeking masters' degrees and certification renewal; and consistently seeks to ensure the professionalism of all educational personnel.

Newly hired teachers, teachers seeking employment in the Columbia Union, or certificated teachers transferring from other unions, should complete and send to the CUOE the information on the New Teacher/New Graduate Certification Information Form (below). New graduates and teachers not currently holding denominational certification will need to request that official transcripts be sent directly to CUOE from the colleges/universities.

Courses taken to renew certification, obtain endorsements, and/or correct deficiencies also require that official transcripts be sent directly to the CUOE. Professional Growth activities can be recorded on the Evaluation of Professional Growth Activity form (below).

New Teacher New Graduate Certification Information


Who to Contact for Certification Information

Columbia Union Certification Officer: Donovan Ross
Email: dross@columbiaunion.net

Columbia Union Certification Registrar: Christine Greene
Email: cgreene@columbiaunion.net
Telephone: (410) 997-3414
Fax: (301) 596-6758
Mail: 5427 Twin Knolls Road
        Columbia MD 21045