The early childhood and special education major offers engaging academic courses and hands-on experiences that will prepare you to be an effective teacher.
The field of special education is rapidly changing. There is a critical need for teachers who can meet the cognitive, behavioral, social, emotional, linguistic and cultural needs of each student in the classroom.
This specially designed major gives you the opportunity to become certified to teach both early childhood (pre-K through grade 3) and special education (birth through grade 3). This comprehensive program offers:
The Center for Professional Practice connects students to clinical internships. The major will prepare you for a career as an early childhood classroom teacher or as an infant/primary special education teacher.
Admission to the early childhood and special education major is every Fall and Spring and is selective. Students must meet the university’s requirements for admission to the professional education program and to internships.
You can view degree requirements for the early childhood and special education major in the Undergraduate Catalog.
At this time, the College of Education is in the process of building an online application. Please check back soon for more information!
Application cycle will open on October 15th. Admission process will remain open until all spots are filled.
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Students in northeastern Maryland can obtain a bachelor’s degree in early childhood-special education at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE), located on the Harford Community College campus. Earn your bachelor’s degree without leaving Harford County. Read more about undergraduate programs at TUNE, or email program coordinator Toni Guidi, tguidi AT_TOWSON.