Special Education Major

Towson University’s special education major offers you exceptional preparation to meet the diverse needs of the special education population.

Special Education Students Studying outside Hawkins Hall

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. 

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