Research and Innovation
TU in Northeastern Maryland
Towson University now offers an innovative way for northeastern Maryland residents to earn a four-year degree without having to drive to Baltimore County.
TU in Northeastern Maryland works as a 2+2 education program. It allows students to earn their associate degree at Harford Community College or Cecil College, and then transfer to TU in Northeastern Maryland to earn their bachelor’s degree. The facility, across the street from Harford Community College in Bel Air, will house six bachelor’s degree programs for its first year, with plans to expand beyond that number in the near future. The goal is to gear the academic programs toward the workforce demand in the region, growing the number of offerings to 12-15 in the next five to seven years.
2016-2017 Programs at TU in Northeastern Maryland
Business Administration, Leadership and Management Concentration
Elementary Education/Special Education
Early Childhood/Special Education
Family & Human Services, Services to Children and Youth Track
Sociology, Criminal Justice Concentration
Towson University is leading the way in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with Towson UTeach, a first-of-its-kind program in Maryland that trains the next generation of high school educators.
Through a partnership between the College of Education and the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, science and math majors learn how to teach their subjects to students in grades 7-12 by going into schools beginning in their freshman year. UTeach participants work with high school mentor teachers to develop the tools they need to be the most effective teachers in their fields. Additionally, they get personalized guidance from master teachers who have proven them selves as outstanding high school science and math teachers before joining our faculty.
Former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools and current TU Presidential Scholar Nancy Grasmick, who focuses on innovation in teacher education, champions the Towson UTeach program. “In order for the United States to be competitive in the future, there is an urgent need for Americans to be engaged in STEM careers,” she says. “It is imperative that the pipeline of students with the prerequisite skills for these careers begin in PreK-12 schools.
Well-prepared teachers are critical to achieving this goal, and no program is more effective at this preparation than Towson UTeach.”