The College of Education

Hawkins Hall 304
Phone: 410-704-2570
Fax: 410-704-2733

As the first teacher-training institution in Maryland, Towson University has a distinguished history in the preparation of classroom teachers, educational specialists, and school leaders. Programs of study in the College of Education include baccalaureate degrees with teacher certification in early childhood education, middle school education, elementary education, and special education. The College of Education offers teacher certification in secondary education for those enrolled in content baccalaureate degree programs in other colleges of the university.

Programs at the graduate level lead to master’s degrees with initial or advanced certification in teaching, school administration, gifted and creative education, reading specialist, and school library media specialist. Master’s degree programs in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, and secondary education offer advanced training for professionals. Doctoral and master’s degrees are offered in the area of instructional technology. Programs of study within the College of Education are constantly assessed and updated to provide students at all levels with a professional education based on current research models of best practice and the needs of the larger professional community.

Faculty members in the College of Education actively participate in the academic community as teachers, scholars, and advisers. They are dedicated to the mission of the college as it applies to all educators in all programs.

Laurie Mullen, Dean
Laila Richman, Associate Dean
Gilda Martinez-Alba, Assistant Dean

Doctoral Degree Program

Certificates of Advanced Study (Post-Master’s)

Master’s Degree Programs


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate