Improve outcomes for students with dyslexia with MEd in Curriculum & Instruction

With Carlow’s Dyslexia Teaching certificate, you’ll be on your way to helping students improve their reading. You will take four courses aligned to the International Dyslexia Association standards for educators and teachers of reading. Nonformal educators, parents and community members are welcome as well. The program has long-standing community partnerships in the Pittsburgh area that result in workshops, activities and guest speakers.

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Credits required:

12 credits

Cost per credit:

$600/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery: 

100% online

Graduate certificate in Dyslexia Teaching curriculum

The Dyslexia Teaching courses include phonological awareness, structured literacy, diagnostic assessments and multisensory teaching methods.

Quick facts

  • Take courses aligned with International Dyslexia Association standards
  • Help improve student outcomes

Career opportunities for Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia Teaching

With Carlow’s Dyslexia Teaching certificate, you’ll be prepared for advanced positions in education in public, private and nonprofit settings. Overall employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 3% from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Standards. Demand for special education services and teachers should rise as disabilities are being identified earlier and as children with disabilities are enrolled into special education programs. 

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

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Olivia Miller, ’21, biology major and runner on the track & field/cross country team.

Make an immediate impact

MEd and Certificate graduate Samantha Onstott ’20 uses what she learned from her dyslexia classes daily. “The dyslexia program is broken down so you learn about dyslexia first, then how to work with students who have dyslexia based on scientific research. The smaller class sizes really let you experiment with multiple materials and learn at your own pace.”

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Explore the field of early childhood leadership

Studying for Carlow’s graduate certificate in Early Childhood Leadership, you’ll learn skills needed to evaluate early learning programs and will explore curriculum development and educational coaching.

If you hold a Pennsylvania Level I or Level II certification in Early Childhood, you are eligible for the Early Childhood Supervisor endorsement through the state Department of Education after successful completion of this program. The four-course sequence may lead to a Director Credential; the full Supervision program is extensive and leads to full certification in Early Childhood Supervision. If you do not have a current Level I or Level II certification, you are not eligible for the Supervisor Endorsement, but may complete the program to broaden professional knowledge, and a Carlow certificate of completion will be issued.

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Credits required:

12 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to completion: 

As few as 12 months

Delivery: 

On campus or online

Graduate certificate in Early Childhood Leadership curriculum

Courses focus on developmentally appropriate supervisory practices for each age group; trends and challenges in the field, as well as various types of programs designed for children in child care, Head Start, preschool and early intervention programs; and a case study of an operating early childhood program. An internship is required.

Quick facts

  • Complete 3 online courses plus internship
  • Earn endorsement through the state Department of Education (for Pennsylvania licensed teachers)
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Career opportunities for Early Childhood Leadership certificate

The program will lead to a deeper understanding of the roles of center director, supervisor of Head Start/Early Head Start programs, classroom coaches and early childhood mentors.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall & Spring

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Early Childhood Leadership faculty & staff

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Find your education degree at Carlow

Whether your interest is in art education, childhood development or special education, Carlow University’s education programs will prepare you for a successful career and professional licensure. You’ll learn from national experts in the field and get hands-on experience with local apprenticeship programs and at Carlow’s Campus Laboratory School. If you’re an established educator, you can further your career with a variety of graduate and certificate programs. Education courses are offered in a combination of on campus and online formats.

Empower 21st-century learners: STEM Teaching certificate

Carlow’s graduate certificate in STEM Teaching program will teach you what you need to know for the 21st-century classroom. Because Carlow is a CREATE Lab satellite (Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment), education faculty have access to the latest STEM technologies. The program embraces constructivism and progressivism while preparing you for living, working and thriving in a high-tech future. 

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Credits required:

12 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Graduate certificate in STEM Teaching curriculum

The curriculum examines ethical issues, current research, and inquiry models of learning and teaching, and finishes with an action-based research STEM project in a classroom or field site.  You’ll design an integrated STEM curriculum and be introduced to coding using the latest applications and software.

Quick facts

  • Stay up to date with current technology
  • Learn with an emphasis on computational thinking
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Career opportunities for graduate certificate in STEM Teaching

After completing the certificate program’s four-course sequence, you’ll return to your classroom or other educational setting prepared to take on leadership roles and contribute in STEM education research and teaching, whether it be with a public, private or nonprofit organization. Pennsylvania licensed teachers can obtain a Pennsylvania Department of Education STEM endorsement.

Admission requirements and application process 

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall & Spring

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

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Inspire your students. MEd in K-12 Art Education.

With a master’s in Art Education from Carlow, you will be prepared to teach art in pre-K through grade 12, or to work with children and adolescents in nonprofit or community organizations. 

Workshops led by distinguished authors, activists, artists and educators add to the course curriculum. You can take advantage of Carlow’s educational partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum or collaborate with Carlow’s art department and art gallery.

The MEd in Art Education compliments other graduate departmental offerings in Early Childhood and Special Education and utilizes a core of courses shared across these programs. 

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 18 months

Delivery: 

On campus or online

Curriculum for Master in Art Education

You will learn to use robot and other instructional technology to increase student achievement and engagement. You’ll design activities and projects based on individual student needs and analyze policy, funding and community-based services for children and adolescents. You will create assessments aligned to student outcomes and analyze assessment results. 

Quick facts

  • Gain hands-on educational experiences
  • Interact with teaching artist at The Campus Laboratory School
  • Complete student teaching experiences in Pre-K-12 grade classrooms
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Career opportunities for master’s in Art Education

A master’s in Art Education prepares you to teach art in Pre-K through 12th grade classrooms. You can also work within community settings, museums, nongovernmental organizations, and broader public and civic contexts, or open your own studio or business. Specialties including painting, drawing, ceramics and photography.

Admission requirements and application process 

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Upon completion of the course requirements in the program, you must successfully pass:

  • Student teaching with a combined score of 4 or higher on both PDE 430 evaluation forms
  • Praxis Content Area exam in your discipline. 

Once you have met these requirements, you may apply for certification with the state.

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Gain hands-on classroom experience

MEd graduate Sarah Zeffiro ’19 recommends Carlow’s program to anyone who is ready to step into a meaningful career. “The Education Department is collaborative by offering opportunities to gain hands-on experience in classrooms at The Campus Laboratory School, The Early Learning Center, Montessori and Reggio. The coursework is dynamic and designed to develop the educator as learner in an environment that is supportive, fun, rigorous and professional. I am so proud to be an alumna and part of the Carlow community.”

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Empower learners in a digital world: Online Teaching certificate

Carlow’s 100% online graduate certificate program in Online Teaching will give you the hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed, preparing you to design, develop and implement instructional tools, programs and materials. You’ll receive real-world training from e-learning experts.

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Credits required: 

12 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

100% online

Curriculum for graduate certificate in Online Teaching 

The competency-based education Online Teaching certificate program includes four online courses. Introduction to Instructional Design addresses the primary concepts and structures of effective online instruction. In the Online Teaching and Facilitation course, you’ll find the best way to structure an online learning experience that meets the needs of the learner. Assessment and Evaluation of Online Learning teaches an understanding of the design and implementation of appropriate assessment techniques for online learning. The capstone course focuses on effective approaches to implementation and change management.

Quick facts

  • Learn with an emphasis on structural design
  • Earn endorsement in online teaching through the state Department of Education (for Pennsylvania licensed teachers)
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Career opportunities for graduate certificate in Online Teaching

Colleges, K-12 schools and companies are increasingly seeking instructional designers who can improve learning across environments, whether it be in person, online or a combination. With the Online Teaching graduate certificate, you will be prepared for positions in teaching or industry, including business development manager, instructional consultant, content designer, multimedia designer, IT training manager, learning coordinator and learning services manager.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

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Find your Art & Design degree at Carlow

You can develop your artistic skill in the studio or lab with one of our on-campus art and design degrees. During your undergraduate or graduate studies you can pursue the art and design track of your choice while developing your 2D or 3D skills. You will graduate with a professional portfolio of work.

Find your business & management degree at Carlow

You can learn the necessary skills to pursue a career in business and management with a degree from Carlow University. You will gain an understanding of today’s global business environment and management principles, concepts and applications. Business programs are accredited by the IABCE. Management degrees are offered in areas such as human resources, leadership, project and health care. A bachelor’s degree in Business Management can be completed in three years.

The pathway to management of people, process and technology in organizations

Earn a business management degree that goes beyond traditional business education. If you are planning a career in the energetic, versatile world of business, a bachelor’s in business management will help you build a solid foundation. You will learn the skills needed for a successful career in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. 

You will gain insights into how to solve the behavioral and systematic challenges faced by organizations, as well as how to develop an orderly approach to management situations and problem-solving.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Business Management degree curriculum

The business management curriculum is available in-person and online. The course study will provide you with a thorough knowledge of management concepts and applications. This four-year program relates the analytical, behavioral and conceptual theories of business. 

Quick facts

  • Double major by combining business management with another discipline with program’s flexible workload
  • Apply to the MBA accelerated program in your junior or senior year, allowing up to nine credits of MBA courses if you meet program requirements
  • Receive a strong liberal arts education

Learn from the best

“The staff in the business program is the cream of the crop. They’re easy to understand, passionate about their subject, and reasonable about workload and deadlines. There’s real engagement and real relationship building, and in my experience that further helps the learning process.”

— Dylan Dalessio ’19

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities with a business degree

A business management degree can open doors to such diverse career opportunities as administrative services, advertising and promotions, sales, and operational and security management.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects occupations in this field will grow 5% from 2019 to 2029, resulting in about 505,000 new jobs.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Business Management faculty

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Recruit, retain and develop talent

You will develop the technical skills you need to excel in a career as a human resource manager with a Human Resource Management major. You can help other people succeed in the workplace by assisting them in improving their productivity and finding job satisfaction. 

This course of study will help you develop skills required for the recruitment, retention and development of the 21st-century workplace. 

With a human resource major, you will receive a solid human resource base coupled with the skills to design and manage a human resource information system (HRIS). 

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Human Resource Management curriculum

The curriculum includes foundational courses in human resources and psychology, plus two HRIS courses to give you hands-on design and management exposure to components of HRIS concepts.

Quick facts

  • Become qualified to work in human resource departments in several capacities
  • Sit for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exams (if qualified)
  • Consider the minor if majoring in another discipline 
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Alternate degree completion options

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Human Resource Management

Nearly every industry needs a human resource manager. HR managers work for companies, local and state governments, hospitals and medical facilities, colleges and universities, consulting services and employment services. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster than average growth outlook of 6% from 2019 to 2029.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Academic requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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Learn from professionals who have been there

Human Resource Management Major Jacqueline Garcia loved the job and internship resources available to her at Carlow and felt supported throughout her college career. “Being in the Human Resource Management Program, I feel as though the biggest element that made my courses so useful was the fact that my professors incorporated what they have learned as HR professionals into the classroom. The knowledge I have received throughout the program makes me feel prepared as a I enter into my HR career.”

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