Alumni Spotlight

“I not only received the skills and knowledge to educate what I hope to be the ‘leaders and decision makers of tomorrow,’ at Marywood- but more importantly, I learned what it means to have zest, passion, joy, and love for others; and I am determined to spread that love for life and knowledge as far as my two feet will take me.”

-Gina Pirozzi

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Graduate Education Programs

Marywood offers a diverse array of graduate degrees in education. All of them incorporate the latest research-based theories on teaching and learning. At Marywood, you can expect to make connections with area schools and take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities for library research.


Conceptual Framework for Teacher Education at Marywood University

Advanced programs challenge faculty and candidates to be leaders in the educational community, integrate knowledge and action, be thoughtful consumers and producers of scholarship and research, be proactive instruments of change and innovation and reflective practitioners committed to the development of student potential. They are expected to communicate effectively with all constituents in response to ambiguity and diversity in a technological, global community.

To prepare candidates in advanced certification programs to realize the vision presented in the conceptual framework, we seek to develop the following competencies.

The advanced program candidates will:

  1. develop skills to be a leader.
  2. integrate knowledge and action.
  3. produce scholarship and research.
  4. be reflective practitioners.
  5. communicate effectively.

Graduate Teacher Education Handbook