What Alumni Say
“TU set the standard for me as a teacher and I have continued to live up to that standard.” -Candace Shapiro ‘12, Fifth grade teacher, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Towson University’s elementary education major offers a strong liberal arts foundation combined with innovative academic and field experiences.
Towson University has been a leader in teacher preparation for 150 years, and its programs are recognized for their high quality and innovation. Our undergraduate major in elementary education offers outstanding teacher preparation in facilitating active learning and instruction in diverse and inclusive classrooms. You’ll be prepared to use research findings and experience-based practice to engage your students in the learning process. You will be eligible for Maryland State Certification in grades 1-6.
The elementary education major leads to Maryland state certification to teach children in grades one through six. The program offers:
The Center for Professional Practice connects students to student internships.
You may also take selected courses in early childhood education for certification in that area. You should contact the chairpersons of both departments to plan your program.
The elementary education major has specific prerequisites for admission. Please review the admission requirements.
Outstanding students may be invited to join the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society, in their junior or senior years.