English: Instructional Grade 7-12 Certification

School of Education | Reap College of Professional Studies

Share Your Passion for Reading and Writing with an English/Secondary Education Certificate

Do you have a passion to teach all grade level specialties like music or grade 7-12 subjects? Do you have a passion to share your knowledge with students at the primary level to the secondary level?

Marywood University can offer you the opportunity to fulfill this passion.

The M.A.T. program in Secondary/K-12 Education is designed for the candidate whose goals include initial certification in a secondary or K-12 subject and an M.A.T. degree.

Full transfer credit can be received for content courses in the specializations based upon comparable prior credits earned.

  • Nine credit hours of course work that give candidates an understanding of foundation of education, of human development and the psychology of the teaching/ learning process.
  • Ten credit hours that focus on general and specific teaching methodologies as well as the reading process.
  • Twelve credit hours focusing on developing candidates’ understanding of working with learners that have special needs.
  • Six credit hours in student teaching and seminar
  • Six credit hours in core courses, providing the candidate the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in both research and learning theory.

Certification Information:

  • Teacher certification requires completion of an approved program and qualifying scores on state tests.
  • On the undergraduate level, students must earn their bachelor's degree in their specialty area and in education.
  • On the graduate level, students can pursue the certification only or the certification and the MAT degree.

Outcomes & Opportunities

Top Employers

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  • Universities
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  • Communications Director
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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • 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 Education Program 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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The Liberal Arts Center provides classroom space for coursework in the Social Sciences, English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies programs.

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Learning Commons

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With the Learning Commons, the library takes on a new form—a 21st Century library that focuses on actively empowering the learner. It is a scholars’ gathering place, where students from all disciplines converge, collaborate, and expand their horizons ever further. Learning Commons Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am-12am Fri: 8am-7pm Sat.: 9am-7pm Sun.: 11am-12am

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Computer labs and technology-rich spaces are available on every floor the Learning Commons.

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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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McGowan Center Classrooms


Map & Directions

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.

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