Towson University’s special education major offers you exceptional preparation to meet the diverse needs of the special education population.
Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education?
There is a critical need for special education teachers in Maryland and across the country. Towson University’s program is recognized for providing the comprehensive coursework and internship opportunities you need for a strong foundation in special education. Become a teacher-leader in providing successful, student-centered learning and collaborating with families and public/private agencies.
The special education major offers you opportunities to be a change agent inside and outside the classroom. The program includes:
- innovative and dynamic course work that helps you develop successful instruction and classroom management strategies
- transformative, real-world experiences through internship placements
- supportive faculty with firsthand experience in creating successful, inclusive classrooms and programs for children and adults
- a supportive cohort of fellow Towson University students studying special education
- collaborative partnerships with families, communities and agencies
Students planning to major in special education may choose from the elementary/middle track, which prepares them for certification in grades 1-8, or the secondary/adult track, designed for grade 6 through adult-level programs.
The Center for Professional Practice connects students to student teaching internships.
Learn more about admission requirements for the special education major.
- Elementary/Middle Program Application (DOCX)
- Elementary/Middle Program Checklist (DOCX)
- Secondary/Middle Math Program Checklist (DOCX)
- Secondary/Middle Science Program Checklist (DOCX)
- Secondary/Middle Social Sciences Program Checklist (DOCX)
- Secondary/Adult Program Application (DOCX)
- Secondary/Adult English Program Checklist (DOCX)
- Secondary/Adult Math Program Checklist (DOCX)
- Fall 2016 Pre-Major Meeting (PPT)
why towson University?
- Towson’s long history and reputation as an excellent teacher training institution
- programs accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
- programs nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
- professional development and networking opportunities with alumni in the field through social media and on-campus programs
- interaction with diverse populations during service-learning activities with students and families
- technology-rich coursework and internship experiences