Combining classroom and practical experiences, the early childhood education major offers the strong foundation you need to understand the developmental and educational needs of young children.
Towson University has been a leader in teacher preparation for 150 years, and its programs are recognized for their high quality and innovation. Our early childhood education major provides a strong academic foundation and real-world experiences that help beginning teachers understand how young children develop and learn. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions you need to teach in the preschool and primary grades. Find out more about the advantages of studying early childhood education at Towson University.
The early childhood education major leads to Maryland State certification to teach children from birth through grade 3. The program offers:
Early childhood education is a screened major, and all applicants must meet specified requirements to be considered for admission. View requirements for admission to the major.
The early childhood education major is also offered at the Universities at Shady Grove for students who received an A.A.T. degree from Frederick Community College or Montgomery Community College. Admission and degree requirements for this program are the same as those offered on campus. For more information, please email TLN AT_TOWSON or call 410-704-7700. Or contact the ECED Program Coordinator at USG or ECED Chairperson.