Programs of Study

The Towson UTeach Program provides students the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, earth-space science, and physics while emphasizing solid content knowledge woven with pedagogical instruction specific to the STEM fields.   

Students pursue teaching certification by majoring in the secondary education concentration in mathematics, computer and mathematical sciences, biology, chemistry, earth-space science, or physics. These are Bachelor of Science degree programs and include all courses required for certification.

Students must earn a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in all courses required for the major, including the Towson UTeach education courses.  After completing 45 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.00, students are eligible for Formal Admission to Towson UTeach.  During the final year students complete a professional internship with local public middle and high schools.  Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for teaching certification (grades 7-12) in their chosen major in the state of Maryland with reciprocity in other states. 

Biology Secondary Education

The biology secondary education concentration requires 125–137 units. You can view concentration requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog and the typical four-year sequence of courses (PDF).

A list of content and education courses at community colleges (PDF) is available for transfer students.

Computer and Mathematical Sciences Secondary Education

The computer and mathematical sciences secondary education concentration requires 127 units.  You can view the concentration requirements and the typical four-year sequence.  

A list of recommended content (computer science and mathematics) and education courses that can be taken at community colleges is available for transfer students.

Chemistry Secondary Education

The chemistry secondary education concentration requires 125–129 units. You can view concentration requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog and the typical four-year sequence of courses (PDF).

A list of content and education courses at community colleges (PDF) is available for transfer students.

Earth-Space Science Secondary Education

The earth-space science secondary education concentration requires 127–129 units. You can view concentration requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog and the typical four-year sequence of courses (PDF).

A list of content and education courses at community colleges (PDF) is available for transfer students.

Mathematics Secondary Education

The mathematics secondary education concentration requires 122–125 units. You can view concentration requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog and the typical four-year sequence of courses (PDF).

A list of content and education courses at community colleges with a typical 2+2 year sequence (PDF) is available for transfer students.

Physics Secondary Education

The physics secondary education concentration requires 128–129 units. You can view concentration requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog and the typical four-year sequence of courses (PDF).

A list of content and education courses at community colleges (PDF) is available for transfer students.

Maryland State Department of Education Requirements

Students must also fulfill the Maryland State Department of Education Certification Requirements Major: Secondary Education (grades 7 - 12).

Points of Contact

Department Liaison E-mail Phone
Towson UTeach

Dr. Linda Cooper

410-704-3817

Biological Sciences Dr. Sarah Haines 410-704-2926
Chemistry Dr. Sonali Raje   410-704-4622

Earth-Space Science,

Physics, Astronomy or Geosciences

Dr. Ronald Hermann   410-704-3011
Mathematics Dr. Kristin Frank 410-704-5025
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