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.

Post-baccalaureate teacher certification 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
  • art education
  • dance
  • health education
  • physical education

How to Apply

  1. You must contact the appropriate academic department listed below and make an appointment to talk with an academic adviser.

    Department of Secondary & Middle School Education - Secondary Education
    Department of Art - Art Education
    Department of Dance – Dance Education
    Department of Health Science - Health Education
    Department of Kinesiology - Physical Education
  2. After you receive department approval, complete the Undergraduate Teacher Certification Enrollment Form.

Maryland Teacher Recertification

If you are seeking re-certification, 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 re-certification in Maryland. Towson University cannot make this determination.