Alvernia's ESL Program Specialist Certification Program (Grades K-12) prepares educators to effectively teach culturally and linguistically diverse students in P-12 contexts. To provide flexibility, the program is offered in on-site and online formats. The comprehensive and rigorous coursework is delivered in the innovative ways that create a student-centered learning environment.
Our ESL Program Specialist Certification Program is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This post-baccalaureate program is for educators who have an instructional certificate or teaching license and would like to add the ESL Specialist certification.
Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services, School of Graduate and Adult Education
610-796-8296 (phone), 610-796-8367 (fax)
Sister Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Education
Elena Lawrick, Ph.D.
Faculty, Education Department
What teachers say about our ESL Specialist Certification Program:
"I have become a much better teacher because of this program." ~ Reading School District teacher, second cohort graduate
"My professors often worked in tandem with the school district to customize my learning experience and make the material I was learning in class more meaningful and relevant to the types of scenarios I experience in the classroom." ~ Reading School District teacher, second cohort graduate