About Statutes

This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

Note that the “official” compilation of the laws (Chapters) enacted at each session of the General Assembly is published by the State as the “Laws of Maryland”, commonly referred to as the “Session Laws”. The Session Laws for each session are compiled chronologically by chapter number and serve as the source law from which the statutes accessed here are derived.

While the “Laws of Maryland” (Session Laws) constitute the official laws of the State, this Code and the annotated versions noted below are accepted as “evidence” of the law in all State courts and by all public offices and officials (See § 10-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article). However, in the event of a conflict between the Code and the Session Laws, the Session Laws prevail.

Note: Annotated versions of the Code, published by LexisNexis and West, are available in book and online formats. These Annotated Codes include references to case law, related citations, and explanatory notations.

The Municipal Charters are updated each year by incorporating all charter resolutions received by the Department through May 31 of that year. Individual Municipal Resolutions are published to the General Assembly website as they are received by the Department.

Statute Text

Article - Education
(a)   In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b)   “Eligible institution” means a:
(1)   Public senior higher education institution in the State that possesses a certificate of approval from the Commission and has a department, school, or college of education; or
(2)   Private nonprofit institution of higher education in the State that possesses a certificate of approval from the Commission, has a department, school, or college of education, and agrees to provide a matching grant to an undergraduate or graduate student, as appropriate, who receives a Teaching Fellows for Maryland scholarship in the lesser of:
(i)   100% of the annual cost of tuition and mandatory fees at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus; or
(ii)   50% of the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at the private nonprofit institution of higher education.
(c)   “Office” means the Office of Student Financial Assistance as defined in § 18–101(c) of this title.
(d)    (1)   “Service obligation” means to teach full time in the State as a teacher in a Maryland public school or a public prekindergarten program that has at least 50% of its students eligible for free or reduced price meals (FRPM).
(2)   “Service obligation” does not mean employment as teaching assistants, volunteer service, paid fellowships, or internships.