Formal Admission to Towson UTeach

While lower level SEMS courses (SEMS 110, SEMS 120, SEMS 130, SEMS 230, SEMS 240, SEMS 250), MATH 310, and SEMS 360 are open to all students who satisfy course prerequisites, most upper level education courses required by Towson UTeach (SCED 460, SCED 461, SEMS 370, and SEMS 498) are restricted to students who have been formally admitted to the program.

Towson UTeach students working on a lesson

Registration for the restricted courses requires formal admittance to the program. Students need to plan ahead for course registration by allowing time to obtain official transcripts (see below) and at least 30 days for applications to be reviewed once submitted.

Application requirements

Students who have satisfied the following criteria should submit an application to the Towson UTeach Program:

  • Completion of at least 45 college units;
  • A 2.75 cumulative overall GPA, including courses that were transferred from other institutions; and
  • Presentation of MSDE Basic Skills score: Either a passing score on Praxis I (prior to September 2014) OR Praxis Core OR an acceptable score on the Score Reporting Form for either the SAT, ACT, or GRE. Please refer to the MSDE Basic Skills web page for information on these assessments and most up-to-date information. 

Documents required for application packet

  • Official transcript from any institution providing transfer credits; and
  • Current unofficial TU transcript; and
  • Scores for Basic Skills from the appropriate testing agency. Unofficial documentation is accepted as all basic skills scores are verified during the application review process. If scores are not on file with TU, presentation of official scores is required;
  • Criminal History Disclosure Form (pdf). This form is typically completed during SEMS 110 or SEMS 130 and kept on file.

Towson UTeach Application Form (PDF)

Once admitted all students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 2.75. 


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