College of Education-Secondary Ed

A teacher really needs to address the
needs of their students. They need to teach content, but they have to be
willing to really learn about their students and learn about children in
order to be able to address their needs. I can say that from the time I was in
high school I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. If someone is looking at Towson
as a place to go to become a teacher, I’d have them try to find somebody in the
schools, a teacher, an administrator who’s a Towson grad, and ask them if
Towson’s a good place to go to become a teacher. We produce great teachers
for the classroom and not only great teachers for the classroom but great
teachers who are able to really be lifelong educators and to move up through the systems. The faculty’s always staying current. We’re involved in the schools through our professional development school network it’s not just that we send
students out into the schools, it’s that they go out into the schools and we’ve
got our faculty with them one. One of the joys in my career is being able to go into
schools in the metropolitan region and find former students who are teachers or department chairs or system principles
or principles who are really taking leadership roles within the schools. I think we really offer the total package in terms of curriculum and
mentoring and teaching that students need to be good teachers. School systems seek out folks who are prepared by Towson because they know that they’re going to be able to hit the ground running. The last few months have been I think telling them this is that our graduates get hired.

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