Paths to Teacher Certification
There are two paths to earning secondary teacher certification.
Students can pursue teaching certification by majoring in the secondary education concentration in biology, chemistry, earth-space science, mathematics or physics. These are Bachelor of Science degree programs and include all courses required for certification. The Towson UTeach courses are built into the curriculum of these programs.
Or, you can major in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, astronomy or geosciences, and take the additional Towson UTeach core courses for teacher certification.
In addition to completing one of the two above paths, studnets must fulfill the Maryland State Department of Education Certification Requirements Major: Secondary Education (grades 7 - 12)
To help in determining which path is right for you, or to learn more about the program, contact one of the following Towson UTeach Liaisons.
Program approval by the Maryland State Department of Education is expected by October 2013.