English as a Second Language
Part of the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

School of Graduate Studies
Edinboro University

Help Students Succeed.

The fastest-growing student population in the United States is students who are learning English as an additional language and less than 1% of public school teachers are ESL certified, meaning there is a high demand for teachers with these skills.

Edinboro’s program provides students with the expertise needed to meet the various academic needs of the English-language-learning-population. It provides instruction in language acquisition, intercultural communication, assessment and language teaching methodologies. Edinboro University offers coursework leading to a PA ESL Program Specialist Certificate alone or in conjunction with a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership.

Our program:

15 credit hours are required, which include an ESL field experience.
Coursework is completed entirely online.
Required field experience can be conducted in your own classroom, building or district.
Program can be completed in as few as two or three semesters.

Admission Requirements:

1. Complete an application online at: TBA
2. Pay an application fee of $30.
3. Provide an official transcript verifying an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
4. Have a minimum 2.8 overall undergraduate QPA. The MAT or GRE are required for undergraduate QPA lower than 2.8.
5. Copy of teaching certificate (for students holding teacher certification).

Edinboro University
School of Graduate Studies
140 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2856

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Dr. Whitney Wesley, Program Head
Email: wwesley@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814.732.1591

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