Admission Requirements & Deadlines

The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Arts Integration (PBC-AI) is offered exclusively through the Towson Learning Network. If you are interested in applying for a future cohort, you must contact .

Towson University’s  PBC-AI is offered in partnership with the University of Maryland, College Park, UMBC and Johns Hopkins University. This program works cooperatively with Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS) to provide opportunities for teaching and learning in and through the arts at all Maryland schools.

The Arts Integration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is an interdisciplinary approach to arts education incorporating a variety of art forms (Art, Theatre, Dance, Music) as they apply to teaching across the curriculum in Maryland’s schools, PK-12.  This certificate supports Towson University’s mission to provide programs that enhance the teaching skills and professional development of educators and teaching-artists.

Applying to the Program

Students apply to the program through Towson University Learning Network.  A minimum of 9 of the 18 units for the certificate must be taken through the Arts Integration Institute.  The program is designed for flexible delivery to teachers, with courses taught on-site in local school districts. Those interested in the program should contact the program director, Susan J. Rotkovitz, at prior to applying to the program to determine if their school district will partner with TLN and Towson University.

Our partnering institutions provide additional experiences in arts integration methodology to complete the certificate program:

  • The Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute (MATI), offered through the University of Maryland and when taken for graduate credit, affords participants a week-long summer residence program in arts integration and long-range strategic planning for their classrooms.
  • Course work created by UMBC and taught by TU is focused on incorporating the arts with non-arts disciplines and evaluating student progress through the creation of electronic/digital portfolios.
  • Course work through Johns Hopkins University focuses on how themes in the neurological and cognitive sciences intersect with research-based instruction and meaningful integration of the arts.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.*
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00 for full admission, or 2.75 for conditional admission, is required.
  • Teaching experience is required.
  • Applicants must submit a graduate application to University Admissions through TLN.

    *See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions

Certificate Requirements

The Arts Integration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate comprises six courses of 3 units each, totaling 18 graduate units. The recommended course matrix includes a required core of 12 units and two electives equaling an additional 6 units. A minimum of 9 units must be awarded through Towson University’s Arts Integration Institute.