Towson University’s special education major offers you exceptional preparation to
meet the diverse needs of the special education population, including additional immersion
in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) content and experiences.
Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education?
There is a critical need for special education teachers in Maryland and across the
country. Towson University’s program is recognized for providing the comprehensive
coursework and internship opportunities you need for a strong foundation in special
education. Become a teacher-leader in providing successful, student-centered learning
and collaborating with families and public/private agencies.
The special education major offers you opportunities to be a change agent inside and
outside the classroom. The program includes:
innovative and dynamic course work that helps you develop successful instruction and
classroom management strategies
transformative, real-world experiences through internship placements
supportive faculty with firsthand experience in creating successful, inclusive classrooms
and programs for children and adults
a supportive cohort of fellow Towson University students studying special education
collaborative partnerships with families, communities and agencies
additional focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through course content, internship
experiences, and volunteer opportunities
Students planning to major in special education may choose from the elementary/middle
track, which prepares them for certification in grades 1-8, or the secondary/adult
track, designed for grade 6 through adult-level programs.
professional development and networking opportunities with alumni in the field through
social media and on-campus programs
interaction with diverse populations during service-learning activities with students
technology-rich coursework and internship experiences
pre-service teacher training in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that enhances knowledge
and skills to address the needs of this growing population of students and their families
What Students Say
“I’m having a great experience, in the classroom and in my internships. The faculty
are always available and I know they’ll continue to be my mentors even after I graduate.”
— Taylor Burfeind, Elementary/Middle Special Education Major