This is an initial certification in special education. If you currently hold a teaching license, at the completion of this program you will be eligible to receive an endorsement in special education. The program provides the skill development and knowledge base established by the Council for Exceptional Children's Standards for Beginning Special Educators. Completion of course requirements meets the Maryland State Department of Education's Special Education Generic Certification in
The program emphases are:
Classes are offered at convenient on-campus and off-campus locations in evenings or late afternoons to accommodate working professionals. In addition, Towson Learning Network (TLN) partners with local school districts to provide complete M.Ed. programs at locations within their districts.
Upon completion of content courses students are required to complete a semester-long internship/student teaching experience. Students requesting placement will work with the Center for Professional Practice (CPP) to secure an internship. Students who are currently teaching may request an on-the-job internship placement.