Towson University has been a leader in teacher preparation for 150 years, and the Department of Elementary Education is the oldest academic department on campus. Our elementary education programs have a rich tradition of excellence in preparing teacher candidates like you to engage with and serve parents, families, caregivers and communities in addition to the children in your care. The program is dedicated to helping you:
The Maryland State Department of Education requires all full-time teacher candidates who are seeking certification be trained in a Professional Development School. You’ll work with the college’s Center for Professional Practice to complete your teaching internship and other field experiences. Students who complete the requirements for the elementary education major are certified to teach grades one through five. Graduates of the program teach in schools throughout Maryland and across the U.S.