Bringing together theory, research and real-world experience, Towson University’s M.Ed. in special education offers advanced learning to certified teachers.
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Towson University offers multiple Special Education graduate programs to suit the variable needs of those looking to enter this rewarding field!
|M.Ed in Special Education
(Special Education Concentration)
|M.Ed. in Special Education
(Teacher as Leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder Concentration)
|Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in Special Education|
|Who Can Apply?||Those with a current teaching certificate in an area other than special education||Professionals with certification in special education or a related field||Those looking to become teachers
but have an undergraduate degree in an area outside of education
|What is the Outcome?||A master's degree and initial certification in special education||A master's degree in special education||A master's degree and initial certification in special education|
|How is this Program Offered?||On campus where students work through coursework at their own pace
in school district cohorts
|Through school district cohorts||On campus where students work through coursework at their own pace
a cohort-based, 18-month Accelerated Option
Special education graduate coursework at Towson emphasizes:
The program allows students to tailor their coursework to areas of interest by selecting from one of three areas of special education:
This degree leads to initial certification in special education. The program is designed for individuals who hold current teaching certificates in an area other than special education (such as early childhood, elementary, or secondary education).
The M.Ed. in special education is also offered off-campus to employees of local school systems through the Towson Learning Network.