Master of Education / English as a Second Language (ESL)
California University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

The online Master of Education in English as a Second Language (ESL) program is geared towards certified teachers who want to expand their expertise and careers with a Master of Education degree and/or ESL certification.  Graduates are prepared to teach ESL to both children and adults.  

Courses include:

  • Introduction to English As A Second Language
  • Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
  • Language Acquisition and Development
  • Language Proficiency Assessment
  • Special Education Foundations and Collaboration


  • 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

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education