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Graduate Programs

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programs at Azusa Pacific University provide graduate students from around the world with opportunities to acquire the values, attitudes, concepts, and skills required for teaching English to diverse student populations in a variety of educational contexts locally and internationally, in a manner marked by professional innovation, intercultural sensitivity, and spiritual passion.

The Department of Global Studies offers the following graduate programs:

Master’s Degrees

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.A. (online)

The online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program offers compassionate, engaged graduate students the opportunity to study TESOL from anywhere around the world. The online program allows students to develop the vision, concepts, and skills necessary to teach English to diverse student populations locally and internationally.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. (CCC)

The APU/Christ's College Cooperative M.A. in TESOL program offers college graduates in Taiwan the opportunity to earn a 36-unit master's degree.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. (field-based)

The field-based Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program offers in-service teachers with a secured teaching contract abroad the opportunity to earn their degree while teaching abroad.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. (on campus)

The on-campus Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program, housed at the university's Azusa campus, offers prospective and experienced teachers a relevant degree that blends theoretical course material with real-life application.

Certificates

Certificate in TEFL (online)

APU's Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate suits students who would like to receive the basic qualifications needed to teach in a multicultural setting.

Certificate in TESOL (field-based)

The field-based Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offers in-service teachers the opportunity to earn a certificate in TESOL while concurrently teaching abroad.

Certificate in TESOL (on campus)

The on-campus Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) gives post-baccalaureate students specialized skills in TESOL. The certificate is ideal for supplementing and enhancing traditional ministry (e.g., translation, literacy, and friendship evangelism) within multicultural or cross-cultural environments.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.