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.

Join Us for our Summer Camp

Marywood School of Education is pleased to announce our weeklong summer camp: Friendship University. The camp will take place July 22-26, 2024 and will run from 9am-12pm. Spots are limited so hurry and secure your child's space today!

Campers ages 5-7 yrs. old will engage in outdoor physical activity, arts and crafts, team building, and friendship!


Featured Pacer Profile

At the heart of Marywood University’s School of Education, Dr. Suzanne Murray Galella stands as a beacon of innovation and commitment.
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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. 

Professional Memberships

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Teacher Education Committee

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
  • 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
  • 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

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 two 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.

Field Clearance Information

Join the School of Education Field page on Brightspace.

  1. Log into Brightspace;
  2. Go to "Discover" in the green navigation bar;
  3. Search for: School of Education/Field Experience;
  4. 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.

Teacher Education Handbook

Student Teacher Handbook

From #DayOne, Marywood is here for you each step of the way. For currently enrolled students visit the School of Education Student Resources Website for academic tips, forms, and more to guide you on your academic journey.


Early Childhood and Elementary Education/Special Ed
Early Childhood Education


Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement
Biology: Instructional Grade 7-12
Communications: Instructional Grade 7-12
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood and Elementary Education Special Ed
English as Second Language
English: Instructional Grade 7-12
Higher Education Administration
Home & School Visitor
Math: Instructional Grade 7-12
Music: Instructional Grade K-12
Online Instruction Endorsement
Reading Education
Reading Specialist: Instructional
School Counselor PK-12
School Leadership Principal
School Leadership/Principal
Social Studies: Instructional Grade 7-12
Spanish: Instructional Grade K-12
Special Education
Special Education Administration and Supervision
Special Education Supervisor
Special Education: Instructional Grade PK-12
Teaching PK-4
Teaching Secondary K-12
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