Teacher Certification Programs
Marywood's highly esteemed programs provide coursework and fieldwork to prepare you to teach in a variety of educational settings, from pre-kindergarten to high school, as well as reciprocity with most states. Candidates accepted into the program choose from a variety of certification programs leading to a Bachelor's Degree and single subject area certification or dual certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education/Special Education. You may also pursue a five-year, Bachelor's to Master's program with triple certification in Early Childhood PreK-4, Special Education PreK-8, and Reading Specialist K-12.
A Tradition of Educating Educators
Teacher education has been a vital part of Marywood's tradition for more than 80 years. At Marywood, you will find a supportive faculty and first-rate facilities dedicated to your development as a teacher.
What distinguishes teacher education at Marywood University from any other college or university is summarized by our Conceptual Framework - principles that steer the curriculum and classroom fieldwork you will experience in your program:
We believe that faculty and prospective educators should be liberally-educated professional persons who can effectively communicate with students, colleagues, and parents. They model and hold themselves responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction that promotes for all students:
- mastery of a dynamic body of knowledge,
- problem solving,
- active learning,
- intellectual excitement,
- lifelong reflective learning,
- cooperation and collaboration,
- responsible work habits,
- respect for and integration of individual, group, and cultural differences, and
- civic responsibility for an interdependent and just world.
They strive to promote learning in a developmentally appropriate, technologically rich, and affirming environment.
The knowledge you gain in Marywood's program and put to use when you become a teacher will have a direct impact on the future. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to live responsibly in an interdependent world.