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. View additional tuition information.

TESOL Certification

The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares post-baccalaureate students who desire specialized skills in TESOL but do not wish to pursue the graduate degree. Ideal for supplementing and enhancing traditional ministry (e.g., translation, literacy, and friendship evangelism) within multicultural or cross-cultural environments, this TESOL certification program incorporates work which may lead to a Master of Arts in TESOL.

APU also offers the Certificate in TESOL in a field-based format.

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.
  • 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 secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

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.