Anne Arundel County

The Towson Learning Network partners with Anne Arundel County Public Schools to offer programs that focus on the goals of the school system and the professional development needs of school system employees.

The following programs are offered at reduced tuition rates to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) employees through the Towson Learning Network. All classes are held in AACPS buildings or online.

Inquire about Anne Arundel County partnerships and upcoming webinars.

Inquire for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
New Cohort Webinars
  • Multiple School Systems
    • 05/12/2022  5:00pm  M.Ed. in Reading       Webinar Link Passcode: literacy
    • 05/17/2022  6:00pm  M.Ed. in Elementary Education    Webinar Link
    • 05/18/2022  6:00pm  M.Ed. in Elementary Education       Webinar Link

Certificate Programs

The Arts Integration Institute offers the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Arts Integration (PBC-AI) for practicing classroom teachers, fine arts specialists, administrators, and teaching artists. The Institute works closely with school districts and the Maryland State Department of Education to provide timely, progressive educational courses and workshops in response to the needs of practicing educators in Maryland PK-12 schools.

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The Autism Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate provides you with the knowledge and skill set required to work with both children and adults across the autism spectrum. Learn about the typical traits of individuals on the spectrum, their gifts and challenges, co-occurring conditions, epidemiology, evidence-based interventions, classroom and workplace strategies, family impact, and research and key policy issues. This certificate validates your commitment to working in the field and prepares you to broaden your role as an educator, early childhood professional, mental health professional, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, agency staff and disability specialist, researcher, advocate or policymaker.

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The Administrator I certification, in addition to a master’s degree, is required in Maryland for assistant principals and principals. Following completion of the Educational Administrator I Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, students submit their stamped transcript to the Maryland State Department of Education to receive the certificate. 

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Are you interested in building your capacity to support more students in your classroom or school? The Foundations of Special Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate offers graduate level coursework to current teachers to support the diverse needs of students in today’s classrooms. This set of coursework is designed for:

  • the general education teacher who wishes to earn graduate level coursework in special education
  • the prospective school administrator who is interested in developing knowledge in special education
  • the general education teacher who will complete this certificate before moving on to the Master of Education (M. Ed.) in special education degree program at Towson University

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The school library media certificate program is designed for educators who already possess a master’s degree and wish to pursue Maryland State Department of Education library media specialist certification. The certificate program prepares candidates to fulfill the following five dynamic roles of the school library media specialist as identified by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL):

  • teacher
  • instructional partner
  • information specialist
  • leader
  • program administrator

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Master's Programs

Towson’s master’s degree in early childhood education is one of the few programs of its kind in the region, crafted to the needs of working professionals in a variety of careers and locations. You will benefit from the degree if you are involved in administration, supervision and mentoring in early childhood programs, elementary or primary grade teaching, family/community support, early intervention, resource and referral, program licensing, infant and toddler programs, or other roles in the community with young children and families. Whether you want to grow in competence in your current career or advance in the field, the program will help you stand out from the crowd.

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The Elementary Education program is designed for elementary school teachers to gain advanced skills in research-based practices for teaching subject matter to diverse learners. In our increasingly interdependent world, there is a need to prepare teachers to be global educators who internationalize schools through curriculum development, instructional design, action research and teacher leadership.

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The needs of gifted and creative learners often differ from those of the general population. Our program will teach you to identify, serve and work with gifted and creative learners from all backgrounds. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in:

  • developmentally appropriate instruction for advanced learners
  • family/community outreach and support
  • instructional models and strategies for developing the talents, creativity and problem-solving skills of children

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For educational professionals who are interested in exploring the role of technology in classroom teaching, or leading the design, application and implementation of emerging technologies and digital learning at the school, district or state level.  Students in this program work with cutting edge classroom technologies and master practical and theoretically-based strategies for effectively using technology to improve student learning.

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For professionals who wish to pursue a career as a School Library Media Specialist. Discover the exciting combination of literacy, technology and teaching. Support teachers to design and implement innovative digitally rich learning opportunities in a school setting (Certification available to Maryland residents). 

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The Master of Education in reading education program is designed to prepare reading teachers and reading specialists, primarily for PreK-12 education but also for community colleges, industry, adult education programs, commercial education centers and private practice.

The program will prepare you to:

  • provide specialized literacy instruction and assessment, in cooperation with other professionals, to students at all levels
  • provide literacy services individually and in groups
  • communicate with colleagues, parents and the community about literacy issues, and conduct professional development workshops on literacy topics
  • coach and mentor colleagues
  • advocate for literacy development
  • interpret literacy research

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The master’s degree in Transformational Educational Leadership (with embedded courses for Administrator I certification) prepares you to be a dynamic and effective leader in America’s schools. We promote an expanded view of leadership that includes leading from the classroom as well as the traditional school administrator pathway.

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Reduced Rate Tuition

Through a contractual agreement with your employer, tuition for courses are discounted. You may request full tuition reimbursement for which you are eligible after successful completion of the course by following the process managed by your employer. After payment and reimbursement, most students will not incur any tuition cost.

The TU application fee of $45 is waived.  Participants are responsible for purchasing course texts. A required electronic portfolio software program, with a one-time fee of $120, will be used in all College of Education graduate programs.