In 1983 Svitlana M. Martynenko graduated from the Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University.
In 1999 Svitlana M. Martynenko defended the dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences. In 2009 she defended the thesis for the degree of Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences.
She is more than 280 scientific publications. She is an author of 3 individual and co-author 5 collective monographs, 2 textbooks, 3 tutorials.
From 2000 to 2017 she worked at the Borys Grinchenko Pedagogical Institute (lecturer, head of department, dean of pedagogical faculty, vice-rector of social and humanitarian issues).