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:

    • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

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

      View National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
    • Reading Specialist

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

      View Reading Specialist
    • 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.

      View Secondary or K-12 Teaching Certification