Education Community

Residents of the Education Community will connect with other members of the Towson University Community who are interested in pursuing a career in education.  This community will provide social and academic support structures to enhance and enrich the experience for residents interested in early childhood, elementary, special, or secondary education.  Residents will have the opportunity to participate in shadowing interns to learn about the Education major, connect with students, faculty, and alumni, and complete community service activities.  This community is a partnership with the College of Education and Housing & Residence Life.

Community Benefits

  • Connect with students, faculty, and staff who have a passion for education
  • Dedicated FYE Advisor for the community
  • Exposure to clubs and organizations within the College of Education
  • Move in one day early to connect with residents and kick-off the year



What are the eligibility requirements?

Residents in the Education Community must take EDUC 203- Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society in the Fall term, and a TSEM provided by the College of Education in the Spring term. Both courses are 3 credits.  Please complete and submit your Academic Interest form by the deadline provided by Academic Advising.  Classes can’t be assigned until the Academic Interest form has been submitted.


How do I apply?
  • Current Residents: Information will be available in Spring 2017
    • New students interested in the Education Community must complete the online housing request process. This includes paying a $350 non-refundable housing deposit and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the housing contract. During the online process students will be able to identify interest in the Education Community. Residents are selected for the community based on the completion of the eligibility requirements listed above.

For information on the online housing request process visit: Request Housing

What staffing is there for the community?

The community will have a Resident Assistant and multiple Liaisons and Role Models. Additionally, there will be support from the College of Education and Housing & Residence Life.

 How many roommates would I have?

Student rooms are suite style, (i.e., two double rooms sharing a bath). During the fall semester, tripled rooms are located in this community, so there is a potential for a room with two roommates.

 Does my roommate have to be interested in the community?

To be assigned with your roommate in a Residential Learning Community, your roommate must also select interest in the Residential Learning Community when applying for University Housing and meet any criteria necessary to be a part of the community.

How do I make a special accommodation request?

Through the online housing request process there will be an opportunity to complete a special accommodation request.

When was the Education Community established?

The Education Community was established Fall 2017 in Tower C.



Department of Housing & Residence Life

Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.