College of Health Professions

Department of Health Science

Health Science Major

Dual School and Community Health Education

This major combines both community and school health education components.

Students who choose to pursue both concentrations of this major, School Health and Community Health, will develop competencies necessary to an effective health educator in the schools and in the community.  They will complete course requirements for both concentrations and will be certified to teach grades 7 through 12.  The semester capstone fieldwork experience will be split between a placement within the Maryland public schools and a community health field placement. 

Completing the Praxis I exam is one of several requirements for the School Health concentration and should be completed in the academic year before candidates begin student teaching. The Praxis II exam must be completed before the end of student teaching experience.

Similar to other students admitted to teacher education programs at Towson University, dual concentration majors must undergo speech and hearing screening and are required to complete a Criminal Background Disclosure Form. This form is to be notarized and sent to the director of the Center for Professional Practice.

To exit the School Health Teacher program successfully, candidates must maintain a 2.50 overall GPA, 2.75 in Health courses, and 2.75 in Education courses.

Students should review the following for additional information:


Department of Health Science
Linthicum Hall, Room 101

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2637
Fax: 410-704-4670



• Upon completion of either the School Health or Dual major in Health Education and both the Praxis I and Praxis II exam, students will become certified to teach in grades 7 through 12.


Vincent Stella Fall '10 Health Science award winner

Vincent Stella, Dual Major Fall 2010

A Community/School Health Undergraduate Award is given at the end of the Spring Term at the Annual Health Science Department Awards and Honor Society Event








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