Academic Programs of Study

Special Education Supervisor Certification

Special Education Supervisor Certification

  • For school professionals with 5 years experience
  • Practicum includes 300 hours administrative experience
  • PDE, NCATE, Middle States accreditations

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Special Education Supervisor Certification at Marywood

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Frances E. Russell, I.H.M., Ph.D, C.M.F.C
Associate Professor of Education

Amy Paciej-Woodruff, Ph.D.​
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Program and ESL Program

Joseph A. Polizzi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Educational Leadership
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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.


I couldn't be happier with where my life has taken me and I have my experiences at Marywood to thank for that.

I graduated from Marywood in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in special education and middle school math/science. While at Marywood, I participated in alternative spring break service trips to places like West Virginia, New York City, and Guatemala. These experiences led me to participate in a year of service after I graduated. I became an AmeriCorps member in Palm Beach County, Florida where I worked at Believers Academy, an emotional/behavioral high school. My main focus was to help students improve their reading skills, but I also helped with job skills, such as creating a resume and filling out an application. I also worked numerous community-based service projects throughout the year including Habitat for Humanity, Surfers for Autism, and Special Olympics. 

The students and staff that I worked with during my year of service were so amazing and truly touched my heart. The following school year, I transitioned from an AmeriCorps member to a full-time math and science teacher at Believers Academy. I couldn't be happier with where my life has taken me and I have my experiences at Marywood to thank for that.


Specific Program Requirements

 Candidates for this post-master's 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 all prior graduate work,
  2. Successfully complete an interview after 6 credits if the Master's degree was not awarded at Marywood University,
  3. Successfully complete a minimum of eighteen semester hours including a practicum
  4. Issuance of the Supervisory certificate requires a minimum five years of professional school experience on a valid Special Education teaching certificate.

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