At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

17-24 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 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 of English as a second or foreign language a relevant degree that blends theoretical course material with real-life application.

The program offers courses and seminars in language acquisition theory, English grammar and pronunciation, intercultural communication and socio-linguistics, language teaching methods and materials development, observation and practice in classroom teaching, language assessment, program design, and language-development research.

APU also offers the Master of Arts in TESOL in a field-based and online format.

TESOL Program Highlights

  • APU's TESOL programs combine compassionate Christian service with strong academic and practical preparation for ESL teachers.
  • Students can complete the program in as little as 17–24 months.
  • Take up to three courses in a different format—online or field-based—or study abroad while earning your master's degree.
  • Situated in the greater Los Angeles area, APU's location provides students exposure to a diverse linguistic and multicultural experience.

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.