Admission Screening

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

Screening takes place one time per year on the last Friday of September in room 2001 in The Center for the Arts

Students must 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 Admissions 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 Statement Authorization and Release Form (PDF) and a transcript documenting they earned a 3.0 grade point average during their previous two years. The Praxis Core or ACT/SAT scores are no longer required if the grade point average is 3.0 or above. 

A portfolio of visual work must be presented at the screening.  Students may do this by showing their work through a personal website, google drive, or by providing a thumb drive.  It is best if the portfolio is sent prior to the screening date. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 works will be presented for committee review. A combination of 2D and 3D work must be presented. Only recent work completed at the university or junior college level will be accepted.

Students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 to go through the screening process unless they have acceptable scores on the Praxis Core or ACT/SAT scores.

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

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