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

Screening takes place yearly in The Center for the Arts on the 2nd Friday of September

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 documentation of a passing score in the three test areas of Praxis Core or a minimum composite score of 24 on ACT or accepted SAT score as determined by test taking date. 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. (Students should indicate when registering for the Praxis Core that their score should be sent to Towson University.  Once the university receives their score, it will be added to their official Academic Requirements.)

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.

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. Documentation of passing Praxis Core score or documentation of acceptable SAT or ACT scores
  5. An interview and portfolio review with the art education faculty
  6. Permission of the art education department

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