Education: General Graduate Requirements


Persons interested in pursuing a graduate program in education must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Provide two letters of recommendation
  • Complete an application to the University

Further graduate admissions information is found on Marywood's website.  Details about the campus, open houses and visits, and financial information are given plus you can find your admissions counselor -- an expert who can guide you through the entire paperwork and process and handle any prior credit transfer requests!

A minimum of one-half of a student’s coursework must be completed at Marywood University in order to receive a recommendation for PA certification. To qualify for a Master's Degree, a minimum of three-fourths of the program coursework must be completed at Marywood.

Completing the Program

Professional Contribution

Most graduate degree programs in education include a closure experience called a Professional Contribution (PC). Depending on the program, the PC may be a project, thesis, exhibit, portfolio, internship, applied research, or action research. Degree candidates work under the guidance of a faculty mentor and give a public presentation of their Professional Contribution.

NoteRequirements discussed on this website regarding admission to a program, prerequisite and requisite courses, student teaching approval, and recommendation for certification and graduation are subject to change. Legislation governing educational programs in Pennsylvania is not static but evolves with the mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to "ensure that every learner has access to a world-class education system that academically prepares children and adults to succeed as productive citizens." Program curricula contained in this site will be modified to meet these regulations whenever the Pennsylvania Department of Education advances new guidelines.