Program Overview

Towson University is pleased to offer a Master's of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG).  The Towson University / MCPS Higher Education Partnership - M.Ed. program is designed for all MCPS MSDE licensed professionals: (General Ed, Special Ed., ELD, Art, Music, PE, World Languages, Elective Specialist, etc.). Courses meet once per week in 8-week sessions in a hybrid format, which allows the students to take two classes per semester but only have one class at a time. Students are admitted in the fall of each year. The M.Ed program is a cohort program which admits a limited number of students each year, on a first come , first served basis. Students are encouraged to apply and submit all required documents early, but no earlier than six months prior to the start of the program.

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.Ed. in Special Education is a cohort program that follows a specific course sequence and time frame for completion.