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Program Details

The Master of Education / English as a Second Language (ESL) degree program from California University of Pennsylvania is geared towards certified teachers that are looking to gain a master’s degree and/or certification in English as a Second Language.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Master’s with certification AND Certificate Only: Copy of teaching certification
  • Applicants in other states will have six months after admission to secure and submit evidence of PA Department of Education certification
  • Master’s Only: Resume will be evaluated on the basis of prior studies and/or significant professional experience

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)