Earth Science Secondary Education Concentration
Earth-Space Science Majors may obtain certification to teach earth
science at the secondary level, pending approval of this certification
program by the Maryland State Department of Education. Students
must register for formal admission to the Secondary Education Program
with the Department of Secondary Education, and they must meet the
requirements described in that section of the catalog. Students
in this program must have an adviser in the Department of Secondary
Education in addition to their adviser in the Department of Physics,
Astronomy and Geosciences. Earth- Space Science majors in the Secondary
Education program must complete the 55-56 units in the Earth Sciences
program in addition to the GenEd requirements and 41 units of professional
secondary requirements in the Department of Secondary Education,
12 of which also satisfy Core Curriculum requirements. For certification purposes,
students in this program should take WRIT 312 (History of Science)
to fulfill their Advanced Writing Seminar requirement. Students are alo required to take SCIE 421 (Applied Seminar in Secondary Science Teaching Methods) concurrently with SCED 499. For student teaching, a minimum 2.75
is required in the professional education courses, and a minimum
overall of 2.50 is required.
Students who decide not to complete all secondary deucation requirements must select and complete a different concentration/track in the major in order to graduate.
Requirements for Admission to a Teacher Education Program
All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education Program
at Towson University are required to complete a Criminal Background
Disclosure Form. This form is to be notarized and sent to the Center of Professional Practice.