Reading Supervisor


  • For reading specialists with 5 years experience
  • Field-based internship
  • PDE, NCATE, Middle States Accreditation

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The Reading Supervisor certification will endorse a Reading Specialist for appointment as a Reading Supervisor.

More About This Degree

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies includes a broad range of teaching, clinical and research equipment in support of its graduate training mission. The facility includes multimedia classrooms and a curriculum lab with excellent resources for students, including an Ellison machine, a laminator, and computer facilities.


The Student Activities Office is my home away from home!

Year: Junior

Major: Special Education and Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Hawthorne, New Jersey

Activities on campus: Admissions Ambassador, Education Club, Tutor, SAC Squad, Student Activities Intern, Service Chair for Zeta Phi Delta, & Team Leader for Campus Ministry Alternative Breaks

Favorite Marywood moment: My favorite Marywood moment is a tie between winning Homecoming Court last year, joining Zeta Phi Delta, and presenting at the National Association for Campus Activities Conference.

Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is Nazareth Hall. Our dining hall is there as well as the Fireplace Lounge and Latour Room, where I get to put on amazing Student Activities events. The SAC office is in Nazareth Hall as well, and that's become my home away from home.

Favorite thing about being an Ambassador: My favorite thing about being an ambassador is getting to share all of my favorite things about Marywood with prospective families and students.

Fun fact: I swam with sea turtles.

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Specific Program Requirements

Candidates for this graduate-level certification shall:

  1. Follow normal application procedures for admission to graduate programs, indicating desire to seek this certification. Candidates must possess a 3.0 average in prior undergraduate or graduate work.
  2. Successfully complete an interview after six credits if a master's degree in reading or master's degree plus Reading Specialist certification were not awarded at Marywood University.
  3. Successfully complete a minimum of eighteen semester hours
  4. Issuance of this Supervisory certificate requires a minimum five years of professional school experience on a Reading Specialist certificate.

At the point of admission/acceptance, the Administrator of the Education Department and the Office of Certification will determine if the candidate has met all competencies as outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If it is determined that a candidate is lacking in an area typically part of the first endorsement (Reading Specialist) more than eighteen semester hours may be required.

Likewise, if a candidate has fulfilled some of the courses required for the supervision certification, the courses will not be repeated. As with all certifications, fifty percent of the required courses must be taken at Marywood.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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