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

More About This Degree

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

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
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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.

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.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Tony Roma

Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 4529

About Me: I joined the Marywood Admissions staff in December 2012. I attended Marywood for both my undergraduate and graduate programs. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business in 2010, and my Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2012. I am originally from Endicott, New York, but currently reside in Scranton, Pa.

My Interests: I’m a sports junkie! I love playing sports and watching sports, especially soccer, which I played and coached at Marywood. I also love basketball and football. I spend my free time with my wife, family, and friends. I enjoy running at Lake Scranton and working out at Marywood's Center for Athletics and Wellness. 

My Favorite Thing about Marywood: I love the sense of community at Marywood – it feels like one big family! We have so many great events all throughout the year and it is wonderful to see the students, faculty, and staff all come together. Marywood also has many beautiful, new facilities.

My Favorite Place on Campus: I love the Center for Athletics and Wellness because of the modern weight room, indoor track, and basketball arena. I also enjoy spending time in the Nazareth Student Center. Starbucks coffee, the bookstore, and the newly renovated dining hall make Naz a great place to be! 

You’d Never Guess: I am the first generation in my family to be born in the United States. Both of my parents were born in Italy, and my maternal grandparents still live in Pofi, Italy with my great grandmother!

My Best Advice:   My advice to prospective graduate students is to have an open communication flow with the admissions staff and faculty members.  Be aware of program deadlines, per-requisite courses you must complete, and exactly what materials you are required to submit.  Graduate admissions can get tricky because each department is looking for something a little bit different!


Special Education Supervisor

As paradigm shifts are occurring in the educational system and as generic skills for all personnel are being valued, this program envisions training administrators who possess broad leadership competencies, familiarity, and experience with the full array of special education services, and who can reflect upon change in all its facets. The program curriculum is closely aligned with Marywood University's School Leadership program requirements, and the shared courses are intended to integrate the knowledge base of school leadership with the administrative challenges of specialized programming. This program is committed to the training of individuals in administrative and interpersonal skills in order to ensure the development of effective education programs for all, in a variety of settings. Additionally, the program is directed at reflective practice and the development of leaders as agents and facilitators of change.