Research and Sponsored Programs: Grants in Action

Adult Basic Literacy Education


Principal Investigator: Melinda Arcuri, Program Director/GED Coordinator
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Adult Basic Literacy Education
Department: Education
College: College of Professional Studies

Through funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Marywood is able to provide services to help students improve basic skills that support continuation into higher education, the search for sustainable employment opportunities, and better participation in the education of their children. Classes are available in areas such as English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (GED/HiSET) and tutoring is also offered in each of these areas to help students excel.


Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 - SOAR 2017-2018


Principal Investigator: Patricia S. Arter, Ed.D.
Sponsor: Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 (NEIU 19)
Department: Education
College: College of Professional Studies

In 2008, Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit (NEIU) 19 and Marywood University entered into an agreement that began to enroll students in the Students On-Campus Achieving Results (SOAR) program. Now entering its tenth year, SOAR is the first program of its kind and is designed to increase the opportunities of successful competitive employment and higher education experiences for high-functioning students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program helps by instructing students on interdependent living, communication, life skills, and career education as well as through providing skills learned in vocational placements.