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 selective. Students must meet the university’s requirements for admission to the professional education program and to internships. The ECSE program will begin accepting applications on the dates specified below.
|TERM||APPLICATION CYCLE OPENING DATE|
|Spring 2019 ECSE Cohort||October 18, 2019|
|Fall 2019 ECSE Cohort||February 21, 2020|
Program cycle will open at beginning of semester. Program application deadline is October 18, 2019 or until program is full. Interested applicants who meet the requirements may continue to apply after the deadline; they will either be accepted based on availability or may select another available program. The first round of program acceptance notifications will go out on November 1, 2019.
FALL 2020 (All Programs)
Program application cycle will open at the beginning of the semester. Program application deadline is February 21, 2020. Interested applicants who meet the requirements may continue to apply after the deadline; they will either be accepted based on availability or may select another available program. The first round of program acceptance notifications will go out on March 13, 2020.
You can view degree requirements for the early childhood and special education major in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Hawkins Hall 404A
Hawkins Hall 405G
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.