TU to offer elementary/special education program in Harford County

Information session scheduled for March 5 at HEAT Center

TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 15, 2008)—Towson University will offer a dual certification program in elementary education and special education (EE/SE) at the Higher Education and Technology (HEAT) Center starting fall 2008. This will be Towson’s first full program in Harford County.


A special information session about the program will be held March 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the HEAT Center, room 130-131.

The session will always cover information on a special scholarship offer. To help address the critical need for teachers, especially those with special education training, the university is offering a special one-time scholarship program to the first 16 students to be accepted and enroll in the EE/SE program at the HEAT Center for fall 2008. This “Towson University/Harford Community College Partnership Scholarship” will grant students who enroll in the fall 2008 group $2,000 a year for two years. This is in addition to any other scholarships or financial aid for which you might be eligible. All students enrolling in Towson University courses at the HEAT will be charged significantly reduced fees.


Towson offers reduced fees to students who take classes at satellite locations beyond a 25-mile radius of campus. This, along with the scholarship, and the related savings in fuel and parking costs, will significantly reduce financial obligations of this program for students living in Harford County or Cecil County.

To be eligible for this special scholarship, you must submit a complete Application for Admission by Saturday, March 15. Applications are available at (Click Apply Now; Click Application for Undergraduate Admissions PDF).  Please note “HEAT/EESE” at the top of your completed application. If you have already submitted an Application for Admission for fall 2008 and you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, please e-mail

The integrated elementary education/special education program (EESE) is a screened major. All candidates who are AAT completers must meet the following admission requirements:

1.  passing scores on PRAXIS I as established by MSDE

2.  a minimum of 2.75 on all prerequisite coursework required for the major

3.  the required speech and hearing screening (provided during required summer orientation)

Upon your acceptance into the program, the scholarship and reduced fee structure will be applied to your account. For more information on how to apply please contact Stephanie Fowler, associate director of admissions, at 410-704-3229.







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