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.
Students must apply by emailing Dr Ray Martens at rmartens AT_TOWSON 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.
Requirements for admission into the major are as follows: