/programs/detail

Early Childhood and Elementary Education/Special Ed Bachelor of Science (BS)

Prepare for a Rewarding Teaching Career with a Early Childhood and Special Education Degree

Marywood's Early Childhood and Special Education program prepares you for the challenges and rewards of teaching persons with exceptional learning needs at all levels of development from birth to age 21. Your coursework in professional studies and liberal arts—taught in small classes and enhanced with real-world experience beginning in your first year—will emphasize creative thinking, the evaluation of contemporary educational issues, and development of leadership skills.

The faculty will consider you a professional colleague as well as a student: teacher candidates are required to maintain professional membership in the Council for Exceptional Children. You'll graduate prepared to be a leader in the areas of intellectual disability, behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and multiple disabilities; you'll be ready to serve as a teacher in grades K through 12 in a school or residential setting, as a professional in adult services, or in another position of responsibility in this growing field.

  • Dual certification in early childhood and elementary education and special education
  • Field experience starts during first year

Top Employers

  • School Districts
  • Universities
  • Education App/ Tutoring Companies
  • Public Libraries

Top Career Paths

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Learning/Development Coordinator

Dig Deeper Into the Program Details

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

Visit Admissions

Education

The front of the McGowan Center with a metal fence serving as a railing over an edge

McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

1201 University Avenue
Map & Directions

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

Learn More  |  Take a Virtual Tour

An affordable education is possible at Marywood. 

VIEW SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID INFO

View Tuition Rates
ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC ASEC Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions Alumni Engagement Alumni Engagement Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. Athletic Recreation Depart. CSD Speech and Hearing Clinic CSD Speech and Hearing Clinic CSD Speech and Hearing Clinic Campus Ministry Campus Ministry Campus Ministry Campus Ministry Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety Campus Safety College of Health Sciences College of Health Sciences Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Conference and Event Svcs Conference and Event Svcs Conference and Event Svcs Conference and Event Svcs Conference and Event Svcs Conference and Event Svcs Conference and Event Svcs Counseling/Student Dev Center Counseling/Student Dev Center Counseling/Student Dev Center Counseling/Student Dev Center Counseling/Student Dev Center Counseling/Student Dev Center Counseling/Student Dev Center Counseling/Student Dev Center Counseling/Student Dev Center Development Development Development Development Development Development Disability Services Disability Services Enrollment Mgmt and Student Svcs Enrollment Mgmt and Student Svcs Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Office Fiscal Services Office Fiscal Services Office Fiscal Services Office Fiscal Services Office Fiscal Services Office Fiscal Services Office Fiscal Services Office Global Education Program Global Education Program Global Education Program Global Education Program Global Education Program Global Education Program Global Education Program Global Education Program Global Education Program Global Education Program Grounds Grounds Grounds Grounds Grounds Health Services Health Services Health Services Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Health/Nutrition/Exercise Sci Housing and Residence Life Housing and Residence Life Housing and Residence Life Housing and Residence Life Human Resources Human Resources Human Resources Human Resources Human Resources IEP IEP IEP IEP IEP IEP IEP IEP IEP IEP IEP IEP IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department IT Department Institutional Research Institutional Research Library Services Library Services Library Services Library Services Library Services Library Services Library Services Library Services Mail Services Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Maslow Collection NonProfit Ldrshp and Pub Mgmt NonProfit Ldrshp and Pub Mgmt NonProfit Ldrshp and Pub Mgmt NonProfit Ldrshp and Pub Mgmt Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Nursing/Resp Ther/Hltcr Admin Office of Academic Success Office of Academic Success Office of Academic Success Office of Inst Equity and Inclus Office of Student Engagement Office of Student Engagement Office-Research/Sponsrd Prgrms Office-Research/Sponsrd Prgrms Office-Research/Sponsrd Prgrms Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Physician Assistant Post Office President's Office President's Office Private Gifts Private Gifts Private Gifts Private Gifts Psychology Services Center Psychology Services Center Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Counseling Reap College Creative/Prof St Reap College Creative/Prof St Registrar Registrar Registrar Registrar Registrar STARS Grant STARS Grant School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School Business/Global Innov School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Architecture School of Education

Galella, Suzanne K

Bio
School of Education

Babcanec, Annette C

Bio
School of Education

Barone Pricci, Erica Lyn

Bio
School of Education

Barova Ozcan, Pana

Bio
School of Education

Bellush, Elizabeth

Bio
School of Education

Blaum, Paul T

Bio
School of Education

Brennan, Patricia

Bio
School of Education

Brown, Dr. Tammy B

Bio
School of Education

Campbell, Colleen Diane

Bio
School of Education

Carrelle, Tanya

Bio
School of Education

Caruso, Christopher J

Bio
School of Education

Cerra, Debra

Bio
School of Education

Coleman, Emily A

Bio
School of Education

Cummings, Ellen F

Bio
School of Education

Curran, Carole F

Bio
School of Education

Devendorf, Gwyneth

Bio
School of Education

Devine, Marianne M

Bio
School of Education

Donahue, Kathleen Kelleher

Bio
School of Education

Dructor, Sharri A

Bio
School of Education

Elias, Terry L

Bio
School of Education

Evans, Edie A

Bio
School of Education

Evans, Wayne D

Bio
School of Education

Fidiam, Regina M

Bio
School of Education

Finan, Candis

Bio
School of Education

Fontanella, Evelyn

Bio
School of Education

Garvey, Regina K

Bio
School of Education

Genello, Mary

Bio
School of Education

Gershey, William J

Bio
School of Education

LaCoe, Dr. Clayton S

Bio
School of Education

Laboranti, Carol

Bio
School of Education

Long, Peggy

Bio
School of Education

Loughney, Frances A

Bio
School of Education

Lukus, Bernice P

Bio
School of Education

McKay, Jill A

Bio
School of Education

Mercereau, Jennifer M

Bio
School of Education

Millen, Caroline

Bio
School of Education

Miller, Todd D

Bio
School of Education

Mokay, Teri L

Bio
School of Education

Monsky, Ann Lebowitz

Bio
School of Education

Morgan, Nicole D

Bio
School of Education

Moskel, Rosann M

Bio
School of Education

Murphy, Dr. Mark Patrick

Bio
School of Education

Murray, Elizabeth B

Bio
School of Education

Paciej-Woodruff, Dr. Amy

Bio
School of Education

Pesavento, Dr. Sandra A

Bio
School of Education

Pitoniak, Sharon M

Bio
School of Education

Popson, Deborah J

Bio
School of Education

Purcell, Dr. James J

Bio
School of Education

Russell, Sr. Frances

Bio
School of Education

Salva, Donna L

Bio
School of Education

Samsell, Kristin

Bio
School of Education

Sarnoski, Brianna Lea

Bio
School of Education

Skaluba, Craig R

Bio
School of Education

Soskil, Michael A

Bio
School of Education

Starnes, Ronald Jay

Bio
School of Education

Stefani, Paul L

Bio
School of Education

Stevens, Dr. Rachael L

Bio
School of Education

Sullivan, Dr. Colleen M

Bio
School of Education

Talarico, Amie

Bio
School of Education

Trescavage, Jessica Allyn

Bio
School of Education

Vanluvender, Nicole

Bio
School of Education

Wilson, Christina

Bio
School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Social Work School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of Visual and Perf Arts School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities School of the Humanities Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Science/Math/Computer Science Secretary of the University Secretary of the University Student Accounts Student Accounts Student Life VP Academic Affairs VP Academic Affairs VP Finance and Administration VP Finance and Administration VP University Advancement Gourmet Gourmet Gourmet Gourmet Gourmet Gear Shop IT Department SSC Nativity MIguel Nativity MIguel Perry's Academy of Learning
80+ opportunities for you to find the right fit with 50+ undergraduate degrees and 30+ graduate and certificate courses.

From #DayOne, Marywood is here for you each step of the way. For currently enrolled students visit the School of Education Student Resources Website for academic tips, forms, and more to guide you on your academic journey.

Latest Program News & Events

Admissions Calendar