Towson University is pleased to offer a Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Special Education at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG).  This program is specifically designed for Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) employees who already possess, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree and are seeking INITIAL teacher certification.

Students may apply for one of three tracks:

  • Special Education- Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3)
  • Special Education- Elementary/Middle Education (grades 1-8)
  • Special Education- Secondary Education (grades 9-12)

The M.A.T. in Special Education is a cohort program that follows a specific course sequence and timeframe for completion. New cohorts begin every fall semester.

Towson University’s College of Education has a rich history of collaboration with Maryland's public school systems and state educational agencies. As an essential element of that collaboration, the Towson Learning Network (TLN) within the College of Education is meeting the ongoing educational needs of in-service teachers and local school systems. You can visit the following pages at Towson’s website for more information on TLN: