At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

12 months

Cost per unit


Base cost





*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.


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. This program incorporates work which may lead to a Master of Arts in TESOL. Students study for two summer terms at APU's campus in Azusa, California, and one winter term abroad.

APU also offers the Certificate in TESOL in on-campus and online formats.

Program Highlights

  • APU's TESOL programs combine compassionate Christian service with strong academic and practical preparation for language teaching.
  • Students gain specialized skills in TESOL and credit which may be applied toward a M.A. in TESOL.
  • Expert faculty combined with a diverse student population make for a professionally relevant degree at an affordable price.
  • Program participants study two summer terms in Azusa, California and one winter term abroad.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.