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:
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.
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.
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.
APU’s Master of Arts in TESOL provides comprehensive preparation in English language teaching for those seeking careers in U.S.-based institutions or schools around the world. Students develop a theoretical foundation along with practical preparation for diverse teaching scenarios and environments. The program is offered on-campus in Azusa, online, and in a field-based format.
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.
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.
The 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.