Admission Screening

Art Education Major

Art Education is a screened major. The prerequisites and procedures for screening are listed below.   Admission into the university and into the Department of Art + Design does not guarantee admission into the Art Education major. 

Towson tiger outside Stephens Hall
Towson Tiger outside Stephens Hall

2017 Screening for Art Education will take place in The Center for the Arts room 2001 at 10:00 am on Friday, September 15th.

Students may apply by emailing at to screen at the beginning of the fall of their junior year having achieved a minimum of 60 credit hours. Admission into the university and into the Department of Art + Design does not guarantee admission into the Art Education major.

Post-Baccalaureate or second bachelor degree students screen with the undergraduates for admission into the program. Official notification from the Registrar’s office will come after the interview and screening. The number of students allowed into the program will be limited by the number of spaces available.

Students must provide a completed Art Education Professional Program Application Form, a Criminal History Disclosure Authorization and Release Form and documentation of a passing scores in the three test areas of Praxis Core, a minimum score of 24 on ACT, or accepted SAT score as determined by test taking date in the Center for Professional Practice (CPP) website. Passing scores must be included in a student’s file to be considered for screening. Students who do not have one of these passing scores WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE ART EDUCATION PROGRAM. No student will be considered for screening without one of these three scores. Students awaiting final test scores WILL NOT be considered for screening.

A portfolio of visual work must be present in the ARED student file folder before the screening date. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 works will be presented on either a CD or thumb drive for committee review. A combination of 2D and 3D work must be presented. Only resent work completed at the university or junior college level will be accepted. No high school work will be accepted.

A short oral interview will take place at the time of the screening. Data from this interview will be taken into consideration as part of the total screening score and acceptance into the program.

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 to go through the screening process.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission into the major are as follows:

  1. Junior standing
  2. An overall GPA of 2.75
  3. A GPA of 3.00 in the major
  4. An interview and portfolio review with the art education faculty
  5. Permission of the art education department

If you have any further questions please contact at .

Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education