ABERDEEN -- Towson State University will offer graduate courses leading to a master's degree in education through Harford County's Higher Education and Applied Technology (HEAT) Center, a new education and business campus near Aberdeen.
The center is designed to provide a convenient location for residents in Harford and Cecil counties to earn bachelor's and master's degrees and to attract high technology businesses to the 95-acre site. Harford Community College coordinates the selection of schools for the center.
Towson State, the fourth institution to join the center, will offer courses in two concentrations, instructional technology and teacher-as-learner/leader.
Public school teachers in Harford and Cecil counties and teachers at Cecil Community College selected Towson State for the HEAT Center because of its emphasis on technology in education, according to a Harford Community College spokeswoman.
"It's the wave of the future," said Frances M. Turcott, the college's community relations director.
Classes at the center will begin after Labor Day, but organizers don't know yet how many students will attend or how many programs will be offered in the beginning.
Other schools offering bachelor's or master's degrees at the center include the College of Notre Dame of Maryland Weekend College Program, Loyola College of Maryland and Morgan State University.