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Department of Early Childhood Education

Undergraduate Program

Dr. Watson-Thompson and studentsThe undergraduate major in early childhood education at Towson University is designed to help acquire the knowledge, understanding, and competencies required of a beginning teacher. The major leads to Maryland State Certification to teach children from birth through grade 3.

The program is built on the premise that special capabilities and understandings are necessary to teach in the preschool and primary grades. Therefore, the goal of the Department of Early Childhood Education is to prepare teachers as facilitators of active learning in developmentally appropriate environments.

Departmental faculty are uniformly committed to students. As an integral part of the developmental teaching/learning experience, and reflecting commitment to the university's intentional academic advising program, students work with advisers in a strategic and progressive planning process across all years at the university. Accordingly, to support their personal and professional success, all students must meet each semester with their assigned advisor.

Off-Campus Locations

This program is also offered at the Universities at Shady Grove for students transferring from Frederick or Montgomery Community Colleges with Associate of Arts degrees. The admission and degree requirements for this program are the same as those offered on campus. For more information, email or call 410-704-7700.

Department of Early Childhood Education
Hawkins Hall, Room 019 (map)

Phone: 410-704-2572
Fax: 410-704-2990



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