At a Glance

  • Units: 38
  • Cost Per Unit: $538
  • Typical Program Duration: 2-3 years while teaching full-time

Master of Arts in Education


This concentration is valuable for teachers who are interested in teaching English as a foreign language to adults. In this program, you explore the structure of English, methods of teaching English, and curriculum and values taught in classroom context.  This program can be taken on-campus, online, or a combination of both.

The Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) is a 38-unit program that can be completed in 2–3 years while teaching full time.  View program sheet (PDF).

The program has three distinct elements:

  • Core coursework (22 units)
  • A concentration of TESOL coursework (15 units)
  • A capstone experience (1 unit)

Core Coursework
SEED 501: Philosophy & Values in Schools & Society (3)
SEED 502: Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
SEED 503: Educational Research and Statistics (3)
SEED 504: Advanced Curriculum & Instruction (3)
SEED 524: Research in Culture & Intercultural Instruction (3)
SEED 554: Professional Writing (3)
TTBE 732: Life of Christ (or other approved TTBE course) (3)
SEED 596: Professional Development Module (1)

TESOL Coursework (taken in order below)
ISTE 525: Introduction to TESOL--Adult (3)
ISTE 509: Structure of English (3)
ISTE 527: Materials Evaluation and Preparation (3)
ISTE 560: Communicating Values Through TESOL (1)
ISTE 614: Second Language Acquisition (3)
ISTE 692: Practicum in TESOL II (3)
Courses above available online.

(select one)
SEED 598: Research Project (1)
SEED 599: Thesis (1)

To see this program’s admissions requirements, click here.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639