A leader in education for 150 years, Towson prepares you to succeed in the rapidly
changing, diverse and challenging field of education. Engaging academic courses and
clinical experiences allow you to meet and respond creatively to the critical education
challenges of the 21st century.
The College of Education at Towson University has a distinguished history in the preparation
of classroom teachers, school leaders and education specialists.
The college, in close collaboration with public and private agencies, offers a comprehensive
slate of acclaimed, performance-based, professional education programs for the initial
and advanced preparation of educators. Our graduates are helping to transform education
in Maryland school systems and beyond.
Our programs require you to master and demonstrate knowledge, skills and professional
dispositions that place the learner at the center of an active learning process, and
embrace a learner-centered focus on teaching and learning aimed at higher order skills
and understanding. Our programs align directly with the 2011 InTASC Standards, current
SPA standards, and Maryland College and Career Ready Standards, to ensure that our
students are prepared for changes in how PreK-12 student learning is assessed and
how professional educators will be evaluated.
You will learn to integrate theory with the wisdom of practice, develop and refine
your knowledge and skills of teaching and student learning, and become well prepared
for entry into your professional role. Towson faculty members include a diverse community
of learners/teachers/scholars who are models of teaching and learning skills. Our
transformational programs and instructional methods enable you to successfully participate
in the emerging world of digital learning and teaching.
The majority of graduates from the College of Education enter America's schools as
teachers, school leaders, and education specialists. Careers for educators are also
available in a variety of non-school settings: government, industry, media production,
military, correctional institutions and other emerging fields.
It’s the perfect time to pursue a degree in education through Towson’s bachelor’s,
master’s, graduate certificate or doctoral programs. Want to learn more? We’d be happy
to talk with you. Contact us today.
The Continuous Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator
Preparation (CAEP) at its April 26-30, 2015 meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, decided
to continue the NCATE accreditation of the College of Education at Towson University
at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. This accreditation
decision indicates that the unit and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth
by the professional education community. NCATE is recognized by the U. S. Department
of Education as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments
of education. NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) have consolidated
and are now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Towson University was last reaccredited in 2015, and the next accreditation visit
using the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards is
scheduled for Fall 2022.