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School of Education
Marywood's educational tradition is more than 85 years old, but that doesn't mean we take an "old school" approach to learning. Instead, our students benefit from innovative, personalized programs that balance theory and research with practical application of that knowledge in real school settings. We offer a variety of programs and teacher certifications, both online and in person. As an undergraduate, you'll begin field experience in local schools during your first year of study, have the opportunity to learn in first-rate facilities, find supportive faculty who are dedicated to your development as a teacher, and benefit from a program whose graduates are actively recruited. On the graduate level, a range of certifications, specialized endorsements, and advanced degrees meet the educational needs of practicing teaching professionals and future leaders in education.
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Middles States Commission on Higher Education
Marywood University’s education unit is proud to be recognized and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The approval process establishes rigorous standards for program quality and professional educator competency and holds licensed institutions accountable for meeting these standards.
Marywood University School of Education Certification Programs are designed to meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education program competencies. Upon successful completion of one of our certification programs, students may apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the area they studied.
About The School of Education Department
We believe that faculty and prospective educators should be liberally-educated professional persons who can effectively communicate with students, colleagues, and parents. They model and hold themselves responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction that promotes for all students:
- Mastery of a dynamic body of knowledge
- Active learning
- Intellectual excitement
- Lifelong reflective learning
- Cooperation and collaboration
- Responsible work habits
- Respect for and integration of individual, group, and cultural differences
- Civic responsibility for an interdependent and just world
They strive to promote learning in a developmentally appropriate, technologically rich, and affirming environment.
Conceptual Framework for Teacher Education
We believe that faculty and prospective educators should be liberally educated professional persons who can effectively communicate with students, colleagues, and parents. They model and hold themselves responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction that promotes for all students: mastery of a dynamic body of knowledge, creativity, problem solving, active learning, intellectual excitement, lifelong reflective learning, cooperation and collaboration, responsible work habits, wellness, respect for and integration of individual, group and cultural differences, and civic responsibility for an interdependent and just world in a developmentally appropriate, technologically rich and affirming environment.
School of Education Faculty
At Marywood, you will find a supportive faculty dedicated to your development as a teacher.
Field experience is a required component of Marywood's education programs. It provides teaching candidates with first-hand experience in the real world of classroom teaching.
Teaching candidates are required to participate in a field placement (urban, suburban, or rural) every semester from freshman through senior year.
Prior to the student teaching semester, candidates participate in an intensive, supervised "block" practicum. This block is three to five full-days for a minimum of one semester. Candidates are able to apply methods coursework directly to practical application in the classroom.
Candidates must accumulate at least 190 field hours before student teaching. This includes a minimum of 12 weeks of pre-student teaching.
Important Note: No student is allowed to complete a field placement without all current clearances on file in the Field Office.
Join the School of Education Field page on Brightspace.
- Log into Brightspace;
- Go to "Discover" in the green navigation bar;
- Search for: School of Education/Field Experience;
- Click to enroll.
Teacher Education Handbook
This handbook is provided as a supplement to the Marywood University Catalog to explain important policies and requirements of teacher-education programs. Familiarize yourself with its content and ask questions of your advisor or School of Education faculty or staff whenever needed.
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