Engaging Learners in Language
Inspire the Next Generation of English Learners
If you have been a teacher for any length of time, you know that each student faces their own unique set of challenges in the classroom. But imagine coming to school and not even knowing the language that your classmates and teachers speak. By earning a master’s degree in ESL, you will be equipped to engage with speakers of other languages in PreK-12 classrooms and watch them discover the wonder of language acquisition.
This program leads to the Pennsylvania Program Specialist Endorsement in ESL for teachers already holding a Pennsylvania Instruction I or II certification. Students may complete the six courses for ESL certification only or complete the entire program for the Master’s degree with ESL certification.
The mission of the Education Department at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School guides our thinking and practice. We exist to prepare and disciple teachers to be relevant, relational, and reflective practitioners who think biblically and impact the educational community. When you earn your MEd from LBC | Capital, you will get:
“The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.” – Luke 6:40
*Students may need to take 4 credits of Bible & Theology.
ESL 501 Assess & Special Ed Process
EDU 519 Foundations & Frameworks
SPE 504 Teaching Students with Low Incidences
EDU 526 Diagnostic Reading Assessment
EDU 560 Teacher’s Life and Work
SPE 502 Meeting Needs of Autism
SPE 505 Prof, Ethical, Collaboration
SPE 503 Teaching Students with LD/ID
EDU 550 Socio-Cultural Perspectives
EDU 570 Apprenticeship I
EDU 598 Seminar in Action Research
EDU 585 Apprenticeship II
EDU 599 Project in Action Research
Julia Hershey, D.Ed.
Chair of Education Department
“Parker Palmer says, “Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.” This challenges me to continue to develop my inner life and relationship with the Lord, so that my teaching can flow from that place.” —Dr. HersheyRead Bio
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Curriculum & Instruction
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University, Teaching & Curriculum
B.S., Lancaster Bible College, Elementary Education
B.S., Lancaster Bible College, Bible
Bob Dodson, Ed.D.
Professor, Certification Officer, Field Placement Coordinator
“I have found that teaching is more about building relationships than imparting knowledge. Both are important, but knowing my students makes me a better teacher.” — Dr. DodsonRead Bio
Ed.D., East Tennessee University, Educational Leadership
M.A., Western Carolina University, Educational Leadership
B.S., Appalachian State University, Political Science
Diane Dick, Ph.D.
“Stories provide a wonderful basis of relating your life’s journey – both exhilarating and challenging, but it always ends at the foot of the Cross.” — Dr. DickRead Bio
Ph.D., Fordham University, Curriculum and Teaching.
M.A., Wheaton Graduate School, Educational Leadership
B.A., The King’s College, Religion/Philosophy
Stacey Martin, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator
“Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to be the leaders God has called them to be – I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do!” — Dr. MartinRead Bio
Ed.D., Capella University, Curriculum & Instruction
M.Ed., Millersville University, Early Childhood Education
B.A., Grove City College, Elementary Education