Gannon University

Introduction

Our Mission

Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.

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Gannon's Great Location

We are located in Pennsylvania's fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon’s urban campus, in the middle of downtown Erie, is within a two hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Our unique location and facilities create a special atmosphere conducive to learning, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth.

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History of Gannon University

Gannon College of Arts and Sciences, founded as Cathedral College under the 1925 charter of Villa Maria College, was established by then-Archbishop John Mark Gannon, who in 1941 purchased one of the most elegant buildings in downtown Erie—the Strong Mansion (now known as Gannon’s "Old Main")—as the current campus’ central site. Renamed Gannon College in 1944, it received its own charter as a four-year men’s college. In 1964, Gannon became co-educational and established a graduate school. In 1979, the college attained University status.

A private, Catholic, comprehensive co-educational institution, Gannon has emerged as Northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier Catholic university and is a valuable community and regional resource.

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Key to Gannon’s mission is the personal and professional development of students. Leadership is fostered through a range of campus organizations and activities which enhance academic interests as well as volunteerism and community service, and which provide opportunities for intellectual, moral and spiritual growth.

Today, Gannon University is committed to building on its successful history of preparing leaders by focusing on a dynamic future of change and new opportunities. Gannon is focused on a total commitment to academic excellence, to its Catholic identity, its future financial growth from external sources, its strengthened development of the faculty’s teaching and scholarship, its involvement in and service to the local and regional community, its undergraduate and graduate enrollment, and its enhancement of technology.

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Discover Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania, is a city made for college students. Downtown, right next door to Gannon's Campus you’ll find abundant opportunities for internships and co-op jobs with government agencies, local businesses and hospitals. And when your school day is done, you’ll have plenty of fun, as well. Explore museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants right in the heart of the city, all steps away from Gannon. Just minutes away, relax on the sandy beaches of Presque Isle State Park, a popular Gannon student hangout, or cheer on Erie’s professionally affiliated hockey, baseball and basketball teams. Students tell us Erie is just the right size: Big enough to provide plenty of professional and recreational opportunities, but small enough to easily get to places and feel secure.

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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Online Part time 4 semesters September 2017 USA USA Online

The online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to facilitate the highest level of teacher performance. The core courses focus on the mastery of teaching effectiveness for teachers in grades PreK through 12. The teacher as agent of change is the conceptual framework for the M.Ed. and is a unifying theme for all courses. [+]

Program Overview The online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to facilitate the highest level of teacher performance. The core courses focus on the mastery of teaching effectiveness for teachers in grades PreK through 12. The teacher as agent of change is the conceptual framework for the M.Ed. and is a unifying theme for all courses. Considerable dialogue has taken place in recent years about the need for positive change in American education. The Gannon Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction enables the graduate learner to seize the opportunity to engage in a professional process of renewal. Graduate learners are empowered to translate their knowledge and skills into the classroom. Curriculum The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30-credit master’s degree. Students take 8 core classes and six credits of electives. Students can complete the electives at Gannon University or have the possibility of transferring credits from another accredited institution. There is no thesis required. A portfolio is completed at the end of the program. Schedule/Format Students can begin in any semester – Fall, Spring or Summer. Core courses are offered two-per-semester in 7-week-long sessions. This unique format allows the graduate learner to focus on one class at a time. Electives can be taken when it is most convenient for the student. The program can be completed in as few as 4 semesters, including summers. Sample Schedule: Spring: Spring 1-GEDU 623; Spring 2-GEDU 612 Summer: Summer 1-GEDU 637; GEDU 505 Fall: Fall 1-GEDU 601; Fall 2-GEDU 609 Spring: Spring 1-GEDU 604; Spring 2-GEDU 621 + Portfolio Submission Summer: Electives (if needed) You will Experience 100% Online Program. Adults who are tasked with many responsibilities have the opportunity to complete their coursework with much more flexibility than a traditional face-to-face program. Tuition is $485/credit. Gannon University does not charge class fees in addition to tuition costs. The program is 30 credits. No thesis required. A portfolio is developed throughout the program and finalized at the end of the core coursework. Adjunct faculty members are also educational practitioners. This provides a pragmatic link between theoretical applications and present day instructional practices and regulations. Gannon’s adjunct faculty is comprised of superintendents, principals, school psychologists, classroom teachers, and advanced certification directors. They present a realistic and firsthand view of theoretical models that are valid and applicable in today’s classrooms. You Will Achieve The mission of the Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) program is to provide candidates exceptional professional education through integration of theory and pedagogy to prepare them to be agents of change within the disciplines of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Upon successful completion of this online degree program, graduates will be awarded the Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. Gannon has a commencement ceremony that all online graduates are welcome to participate in at our campus in Erie, PA, in May and December of each year. You Will Study GEDU 601 Action Research This course provides students with the opportunity to examine standard methods of conducting and reporting educational research. It is designed to provide the knowledge and practice needed to apply literature reviews and collection of data to problem solving and making informed decisions. GEDU 621 School Curriculum Through this course, the participants examine curriculum as a body of knowledge and a process by exploring the theory, history, purposes, and evolution in curriculum. Factors which shape curriculum are thoroughly discussed, and current trends are reviewed. A strong effort is made to provide practical information with specific relevancy to each participant. GEDU 623 Technology: Literacy and Integration Technology Literacy and Integration allows for researching, identifying, designing, evaluating and implementing appropriate technology based applications and tools through in class exercises, assigned project activities and use of online learning applications to ensure synthesis of portfolio requirements. GEDU 637 Learning Theory This course examines human learning processes, the nature and kinds of learning and major learning theories. Student Success Gannon's Online Engagement Coordinator facilitates our online new student orientations, implements strategies to ensure that online students are active in their online courses, and provides general online student support through a variety of high-touch methods to engage students and support student retention efforts. Gannon online students can reach out with general questions about online learning or how to remotely access Gannon's comprehensive student services. Admission Requirements A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and fulfillment of requirements for admission to the graduate program at Gannon University Final, official transcripts from all colleges attended with a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; provisional acceptance may be granted in some instances A completed application for admission including three letters of recommendation Evidence by previous academic record that the applicant has the general ability and preparation necessary to pursue graduate study successfully Transfer Credits Gannon University accepts the transfer of education-related classes taken within the past 6 years in fulfillment of the six credit elective requirement. Students are not permitted to transfer coursework as substitution for the 8 core M.Ed. courses. Employment Outlook Gannon's M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a program that adds value to a classroom teacher's resume. While undergraduate programs give prospective teachers the basics in theory and skill, the M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program develops the teacher further into an educational professional. A master's degree signals the dedication and ability to take on increased responsibility. Having a M. Ed. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction can help distinguish that candidate from other candidates. Most teachers use the credits in a master's program as credits toward their Instructional II certificate. Most school district professional contracts include a clause supporting teachers with credit cost reimbursement as well as salary increments when the candidate achieves the master's degree. Employment opportunities for teacher leaders continue to grow for master's graduates. School administrators are looking for teachers who have enhanced their basic degree with expanded educational degrees to lead curriculum and building level committees, and to participate in and give input to school districtwide initiatives. Many school districts offer additional salary compensation for teachers who participate in these professional activities. This gives the educational professional additional income which not only counts for today, but also adds to the retirement total. At Gannon University, the M. Ed. in of Curriculum and Instruction program is taught by leading practitioners who are recognized as teacher leaders. This program carries a strong reputation for developing tomorrow's master teachers. An M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a valuable credential in the education profession, and often essential for teacher leader positions. [-]

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Erie

The world of electrical and computer engineering is an ever-changing one. The advances in technologies over a new graduate’s professional career of approximately 40 years will be phenomenal. While the undergraduate coursework puts a solid foundation in mathematics, engineering science, and humanities, as well as the ability to tackle and solve new problems in a forthright manner, [+]

Program Overview The world of electrical and computer engineering is an ever-changing one. The advances in technologies over a new graduate’s professional career of approximately 40 years will be phenomenal. While the undergraduate coursework puts a solid foundation in mathematics, engineering science, and humanities, as well as the ability to tackle and solve new problems in a forthright manner, graduate school is the next step in a lifetime of learning for both new graduates and experienced working professionals. Gannon’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers two graduate programs for those who wish to continue their education in advanced subjects and stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological world: a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree and a Master of Science in Embedded Software Engineering (MSES) degree. The goal of the program is to give an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate the necessary education to be an effective design or systems engineer. The student shall devise a curriculum with his/her advisor to pursue knowledge in advanced control theory, system modeling, electronics, communication, systems engineering, and embedded software. The student must complete at least 9 credits of Electrical Engineering program courses and satisfy the project/thesis requirement in Electrical Engineering. What Makes Us Different Our ESGP professional track is the ONLY curriculum in the region fully sponsored by GE Transportation. Our faculty members actively collaborate with local industry to bring practical experience to the classroom. Our focus is to train students to be effective engineers. Program Outcomes The program is designed to guide students to build technical competency, and effective communication and leadership skills. Demonstrate professional ethics and personal values in daily and professional life that exercise informed literary and aesthetic judgments by leveraging diverse cultures and societies Demonstrate teamwork and leadership qualities and/or attainment of leadership roles in a global work environment Demonstrate technical competency in applying comprehensive engineering knowledge throughout their chosen profession Admission Requirements Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an ABET accredited program or its equivalent with a QPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants with non-electrical or computer engineering degrees may be admitted, but required to take additional course work as determined by the program director. Applicants must submit the following: Completed application Transcripts for all prior college course work Three recommendation letters TOEFL scores if English is not a first language [-]

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Erie

The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide advanced studies for the graduate engineer who wishes to continue preparation for effective participation in the professions of mechanical engineering. The program also provides continuing education in advanced subjects for the working engineer who acknowledges the need to stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological world. [+]

Program Overview The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide advanced studies for the graduate engineer who wishes to continue preparation for effective participation in the professions of mechanical engineering. The program also provides continuing education in advanced subjects for the working engineer who acknowledges the need to stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological world. Emphasis is placed on the development of the engineer’s capacity for independent study and continued professional growth. What Makes Us Different Program has a thesis or project options to complete the course, appropriate direction assessed by director Professional Track, or Work-Study Option Available to students who academically excel in the program Personally work with your advisor to find a track that best suits your areas of interest and strength Admission Requirements Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program or its equivalent with a QPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants without the appropriate Mechanical Engineering degree may be admitted and required to take additional course work as determined by the program director. Applicants must submit the following: Completed application Transcripts for all prior college course work Three recommendation letters TOEFL/other scores if English is not a first language. [-]

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