Gordon College is one of the nation’s premier Christian colleges and located just north of Boston. We offer students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith.
Student seeking an additional licensure in English as a Second Language (ESL, 5–12) must also complete an education major with an approved liberal arts major. The student is required to maintain a 2.70 cumulative GPA, earn a C or better in education classes, complete the Core Curriculum of the College and demonstrate a command of the English language (oral and written) at a level of proficiency set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The student must apply for acceptance into the program during the sophomore year and must meet licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the time of program completion.✣ See departmental advisors.
✣ The College reserves the right to alter program requirements as necessary to remain in compliance with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure standards.
In addition to the middle school or secondary education major requirements, the following courses are required for ESL licensure: