English as a Second Language Program Specialist

  • Program Overview

    The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is a natural pathway to the ESL Certificate. The foundation in curriculum, instruction, and assessment serves to strengthen the candidate’s ability to be successful as an ESL teacher, program specialist, and a leader in the field of second language acquisition. The program also prepares candidates to help support other teachers with their expert knowledge and skills. Gannon University’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is aligned with the National Board Professional Teacher Certification Standards. Gannon is one of four Centers of Teaching Excellence in Pennsylvania that supports teachers who are preparing for National Board Certification.
    Students who wish to pursue the ESL Certificate as part of the Master of Curriculum and Instruction will need to talk to their advisor early so that they can take the proper course sequence and meet all program requirements.

    Program Options

    • English as a Second Language Program Specialist Certification
  • Gainful Employment

    Name  English as a Second Language Program Specialist 
    SOC Code  


    Normal Time to Completion  
    9 months 

    2 semesters

    On-Time Completion Rate 2011-12  90% 
    Placement Rate for Completers 2011-12   Not required by the accrediting body 
    Tuition  $9,040 
    Fees  $288 
    Books and Supplies  $300 
    Median Loan Debt: Title IV funds  N/A 

    N/A: Either no students graduated from the program in 2011-12; none of the student(s) that graduated from that program in 2011-12 had a loan; and/or the 2011-12 median for that program is = $0.