Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
Towson University offers a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program for individuals who already have a bachelor's degree but wish to be certified to teach in Maryland. This program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. Towson also offers a program for individuals seeking re-certification to teach in Maryland.
Teacher certification-only programs are available in the following areas of study:
- secondary education, in biology, geography, general science, chemistry, German, earth-space Science, history, Spanish, English, mathematics, physics and French
- health science education
- art education
- dance education
- physical education
Teacher Certification for Health Science, Art, Dance and Physical Education
If you are interested in teacher certification in health science education, art education, dance education, or physical education, your first step is to contact the academic department for the program and make an appointment to talk to an adviser. Department contact information is available from the University Directory. If you choose to pursue the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program, complete the Undergraduate Teacher Certification Enrollment Form and have it signed by your departmental adviser. The form will then be forwarded by the department to University Admissions for processing.
Teacher Certification in Secondary Education
If you are interested in teacher certification in secondary education, your first step is to contact the Department of Secondary Education in the College of Education at 410-704-2562. The department will provide will provide you with the Undergraduate Teacher Certification Enrollment Form, which will be forwarded to the University Admissions for processing. Registration instructions will be sent to you at that time.
Maryland Teacher Recertification
If you are seeking recertification, you should first contact the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to have your transcript evaluated. Next, contact the Center for Professional Practice in Towson University’s College of Education about taking the classes MSDE has designated for teachers seeking recertification in Maryland. Towson University cannot make this determination.