Towson University has been a leader in teacher education for 150 years. The Early childhood education program has a rich tradition of excellence in preparing teachers and collaborating with school systems and communities. The program is dedicated to helping you:
Graduates are eligible for teaching certification for young children from kindergarten through third grade. Towson’s metropolitan setting offers opportunities for hands-on teaching experiences in diverse locations, including urban, suburban, and rural schools.
You can make a valuable contribution to the learning community in public, private, parochial or charter schools. You could also choose to be a teacher and/or director at infant/toddler centers, preschools, hospitals or state agencies.
Early childhood education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Maryland Department of Education. They are also nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The Early Childhood Education program is offered at the Universities at Shady Grove for students transferring from Frederick Community College or Montgomery Community College with an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree. Admission and degree requirements for this program are the same as those offered on campus. For more information, please email Dr. Ocie Watson-Thompson, chair, Department of Early Childhood Education, at owatson-thompson AT_TOWSON.