TESOL, M.A. | Online (optional) | Biola University | La Mirada, United States
24 months
667 USD/credit 12006 USD/year
667 USD/credit 12006 USD/year
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TESOL at Biola University encompasses the goal of the certificate program plus the additional goal of broader academic training. Teachers are equipped for work in and beyond the classroom in administration, training, course design, etc.


At TESOL at Biola University to help meet the need for trained Christian teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL), the Department of TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Biola University offers two regular programs in TESOL on campus: a Graduate Certificate in TESOL and an M.A. in TESOL. 

The programs are academically rigorous, yet focus on the practical aspects of teaching in a variety of settings. 

Key facts:

The department also seeks to serve teachers desiring to continue their professional advancement or upgrade their qualifications, and non-degree students interested in gaining basic teaching or tutoring skills, by offering a variety of separate courses, from introductory to advanced.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure of English 
  • TESOL — Adult
  • Materials Evaluation & Preparation
  • Research
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Fall- July 1

Spring- October 1


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application completed with application fee of US $65 (check, money order or foreign draft).

  • Official transcripts of all colleges, universities or seminaries attended. The transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Biola's Office of Graduate Admissions to be official. These records should include the grading system, grades earned, courses, and/or examination marks. 

  • You are required to display English proficiency before being admitted into the graduate programs at Biola University.

  • Three References (see application).

  • Affidavit of Support for each individual source of funding. Y

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for La Mirada

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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