The Department of Secondary Education (SCED) offers a major in middle school education, which is a dual content major (any combination of English, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science.) Graduates of this program specialize in meeting the needs of early adolescents. The Towson University program is the first at a public university in Maryland.
Departmental faculty members 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 COE students are required to confer prior to registration each semester with their assigned advisers.
Students should select Pre-Middle School Education as a major until they apply for formal admission, once they have met the following criteria:
Completion of at least 45 completed college units
a 2.75 cumulative GPA for all postsecondary institutions attended - official transcripts
required for all schools except Towson University (for which unofficial printouts are accepted).
Praxis 1 or SAT/GRE/ACT scores are not required for admission to the Middle School Education program but are required prior to taking CORE Secondary Education courses (usually the final 3 semesters before graduation.)