At a Glance

  • Units: 30
  • Cost Per Unit: $538
  • Typical Program Duration: 18 months

Master of Arts in Teaching

TESOL Concentration

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 and can be taken on-campus, online, or a combination of both.

The Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) is a 30-unit program that can be completed in 18 months subject to course availability.  View program sheet (PDF).

The program has three main elements:

  •     Core coursework (14 units)
  •     A concentration of TESOL coursework (15 units)
  •     A capstone experience (1 unit)

Core Coursework
SEED 501: Philosophy & Values in School & Society (3)
SEED 524: Research in Culture & Intercultural Instruction (3)
SEED 553: Writing Literature Reviews (2)
SEED 570: Introduction to Spiritual Formation for the Educator (3)
TTBE 732: Life of Christ or Approved Elective or Other approved TTBE course (3)

TESOL Concentration Coursework
ISTE 509: Structure of English (3)
ISTE 525: Introduction of TESOL (3)
ISTE 527: Materials Evaluation and Preparation (3)
ISTE 560: Communicating Values through TESOL (1)
ISTE 614: Second Language Acquisition (3)
ISTE 541: Intercultural Communication for Teachers (3), or
ISTE 692: Practicum in TESOL (3)
Courses above available online.

SEED 594: Action Research (1)

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

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639