Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language
Gannon University

Program Details

The online Certificate in ESL from Gannon University prepares students to become leaders in the field of second language acquisition. In addition to participating in valuable, hands-on practicum experiences, students gain:

  • Knowledge of the history and current theories of second language acquisition
  • The ability to apply theory and knowledge of ESL methodology in planning instruction
  • The ability to identify and document students' language proficiency through the use of assessments
  • Skills to consult and collaborate with regular education faculty and staff
  • A sensitivity and knowledge of cultural diversity


  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education