"The college that prepares teachers as facilitators of active learning for diverse and inclusive communities of learners in environments that are technologically advanced"
Recognized as Maryland’s preeminent teacher education institution as well as a national model for professional preparation, the College of Education at Towson University has a distinguished history in the preparation of classroom teachers and education specialists. The college offers a comprehensive slate of high quality, performance-based, professional education programs for the initial and advanced preparation of teachers and education specialists.
Towson faculty, a diverse community of learners/teachers/ scholars with a wide range of strengths and specialties, model excellent teaching and learning skills. Highly experienced faculty are committed to a common goal: to prepare and support the continuing development of professional educators at all levels to meet and respond creatively to the critical educational challenges of the twenty first century.
Programs require candidates to master and demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and dispositions that place the learner at the center of an active learning process, and embrace a constructivist conception of learner-centered teaching and learning aimed at higher order skills and understanding.
Through innovative partnerships with public schools, certification programs provide students with progressively responsible field and/or clinical experiences in a variety of public school settings. These rich experiences enable students to merge theory with the wisdom of practice, to develop and refine their knowledge and skills of teaching and student learning, and to be well-prepared for entry into their professional roles.
The majority of graduates from the College of Education enter America's schools as teachers and specialists. Careers for educators are also available in a variety of non-school settings: government, industry, media production, military, correctional institutions, and other emerging fields.
•College of Education Scholarship Application Process for 2014-15
The scholarship application for awards during the 2014-15 academic year is available now. The deadline for submitting the application is January 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. At the end of the application (Campus Labs Survey), you will be asked to submit a resume, which is required, as is an essay addressing "Which of your past professors or teachers most influenced your desire to become a professional educator?" If you have financial need, you need to have a FAFSA form for 2014-15 on file in the TU Financial Aid office.
• TU Professional Education Unit is pleased to announce the continuation of its full accreditation status, certified by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and MSDE in April 2008. Read more.