Early Childhood and Elementary Education Special Ed Certification

Teach the Future with an Early Childhood and Special Education Certification

Marywood's Early Childhood and Elementary Education Special Ed Certification will give you the opportunity to learn the latest special education strategies from experienced educators and researchers. Through this program, you will be given access to first rate facilities and supportive faculty who are dedicated to your development as a teacher.
Upon completion, you will find yourself well-rooted in the theories and practice necessary for success in the classroom -- and you will benefit from a program whose graduates are actively recruited. 

Outcomes & Opportunities

Top Employers

  • School Districts
  • Universities
  • Education App/ Tutoring Companies
  • Public Libraries

Top Career Paths

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Learning/Development Coordinator

Dig Deeper Into the Program Details

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Submit an essay discussing your career objectives and why you want to pursue a career in education.
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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The School of Education is located in the The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues. This facility contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space.
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SOAR Program


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Students On-Campus Achieving Results (SOAR) is a one-of-a-kind program that encourages independent living and prepares students with autism for competitive employment. Located in the McGowan Center, SOAR was founded by Marywood University and the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit (NEIU) in 2008.

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McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

1201 University Avenue
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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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Curriculum Lab Library


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The Curriculum Lab and Library, located in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, is a curriculum materials resource area, designed to support the specialized needs of teacher education students.

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80+ opportunities for you to find the right fit with 50+ undergraduate degrees and 30+ graduate and certificate courses.

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.

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