“This ranking demonstrates our commitment to serve practicing educators and others who seek quality advanced degrees in the field of education.”
Founded as the Maryland State Normal School back in 1866, Towson University had its origins as a teacher’s college. Even 150 years later, Towson continues to honor its roots by having a nationally ranked education program. As new TU President Kim Schatzel is fond of saying, “teacher preparation is in our DNA.”
This week, it was announced that U.S. News & World Report has ranked Towson University as one of the Top 100 Best Graduate Schools in Education for 2017. Towson was one of eight schools ranked at No. 99.
Rankings are based on several variables that include: Peer/Superintendent assessment, GRE scores of admitted students, doctoral acceptance rates, doctoral faculty to student ration, doctorates granted, external research funding and graduate enrollment.
“This ranking demonstrates our commitment to serve practicing educators and others who seek quality advanced degrees in the field of education,” said Laurie Mullen, dean of the College of Education.
Since its inception, Towson University has been a leader in education and is the largest producer of teachers in the state of Maryland. One quarter of all Maryland teachers are TU alums, one of the key reasons why Towson University is a major contributor to the state’s workforce.
The College of Education offers eight master’s degrees and one doctoral degree as part of its graduate program of study. It also provides post master’s degree certifications and certificates of advanced studies.
The college has awarded an average of 400 master’s degrees over the past five years, and continues to produce some of the best educational minds in the area.