“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.”
Special Education Programs
Marywood's special education programs are NCATE accredited and designed to explore the total environment of the child and adolescent, including the classroom, home, and community.
Marywood offers two dual certification, undergraduate degrees in special education:
- Special Education & Early Childhood Education
- Special Education & Elementary Education
Upon completion of either program, you will be qualified to provide services in general education classrooms (with or without supportive services), resource rooms, and various types of self-contained special classes.
Our faculty believe that there is no typical at-risk child or adolescent, nor any one curriculum that matches each disability. They focus on the similarities among all children, not the narrow dissimilar features that separate them.
Service learning is an important component of the special education programs at Marywood. Through service learning, students work within the local community, learn, and reflect about what they have accomplished.