Career Paths

  • The M.Ed. is a foundational degree that emphasizes curriculum, instruction and assessment. Graduate students may use the 6 elective M.Ed. credits to begin a pathway to the following Pennsylvania Department of Education Certifications:

    • English as a Second Language Program Specialist

      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.

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    • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

      Instruction at Gannon University may simultaneously prepare for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification.

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    • Principal K-12

      This unique program is designed to prepare principals as instructional leaders who are able to effectively and ethically bring about continuous school improvements that result in increased student achievement.

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    • Reading and Reading Specialist

      Literacy is the key to children’s success and provides communication links with society throughout life. The Master of Education degree in Reading and the Reading Specialist Certification Program provide training to become a reading professional who can function collaboratively and in a variety of capacities.

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    • Reading Specialist

      The Reading Specialist Certification Program provides training to become a reading professional who can function collaboratively and in a variety of capacities.

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    • Secondary or K-12 Teaching Certification

      Students pursuing the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction can also seek preparation as a Secondary or K-12 certified teacher in the content areas of Biology, English, History/Social Studies, Mathematics, or Spanish.

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    • Superintendent Letter of Eligibility

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    • Supervisor of Curriculum

      The Supervisor of Curriculum is a district-wide specialist who works across the total grade organization.

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