Admissions Requirements & Deadlines

Application Deadline

This program accepts students for the fall, spring and summer terms. To ensure timely processing, submit your application and supporting materials as early as possible. Application deadlines are August 1, January 2, and May 1, respectively.  While we may continue to accept the supporting materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general requirements for graduate study outlined in the Towson University Graduate Catalog. The applicant must possess current certification for teaching elementary school. In some circumstances, which are determined by the director of the program, an applicant's recent two years documented full-time teaching experience may replace the certificate requirement. The applicant should have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university** in Elementary Education or the equivalent with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 for full admission and 2.75 for conditional admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study.

 **See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

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