Secondary Education

Towson University’s secondary education programs offer a strong academic foundation combined with transformative field experiences.

Why Secondary Education?

Towson University has been a leader in teacher preparation for 150 years, and its programs are recognized for their high quality and innovation. Our secondary education certification programs provide 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.

With the increasing secondary and middle school-age population and the impending retirement of many veteran teachers, the need for secondary and middle school teachers is greater than ever. Find out more about the advantages of studying secondary education at Towson University. 

How the Program Works

The department offers the M.Ed. in secondary education and a major in middle school education. We also offer 10 secondary education certification programs. Students who wish to become certified to teach secondary education major in one of the following: biology, chemistry, earth-space science, English, French, history, mathematics, physics, social studies, and Spanish. Upon graduation, students are eligible for certification to teach in Maryland. Post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs are also available.

If you are interested in programs for teaching kindergarten through grade 12 in art, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, and physical education, please contact those academic departments.

What the Program Offers

  • preparation as a facilitator of active learning in developmentally appropriate environments
  • supportive, engaged faculty with a broad range of expertise in topics critical to the field
  • field experience incorporating innovative, highly effective strategies for planning, instruction, assessment and technology integration
  • an academic advising program with supportive faculty that includes one-on-one strategic and progressive planning across all years at the university
  • supportive student cohort communities

The Center for Professional Practice connects students to student teaching internships.

Degree Requirements

View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

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