Why Study 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
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
Students who wish to become certified to teach secondary education (grades 7-12) choose
one of the following majors: biology, chemistry, computer and mathematical sciences, earth-space science, physics, mathematics, English, history, and social sciences. If you wish to become certified to teach pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in art, dance, music, physical education, Spanish or French, 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
- 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 internships.
View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.