Biola University

13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

Program Details

The Master of Arts degree in Education in TESOL is offered in a completely online environment by Biola University. This degree is designed for those wanting to teach English as a foreign language to adults. The TESOL degree attempts to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the structure of English and how to teach English.

The online component strives to provide working students increased flexibility and convenience of studying for class in their free time. Students enrolled in online courses are encouraged to have basic computer skills, access to a personal computer, and knowledge of navigating an Internet browser.

Biola University is currently switching learning management systems and is transitioning from BlackBoard to Canvas. Both learning systems provide students with course materials and grades. During the transition period, some courses may still use BlackBoard where others will have switched to Canvas. Students should be aware of which Internet browser each professor uses for individual courses.

Students will take courses in three main areas: core coursework, TESOL program work, and a capstone experience. Students will participate in variety of courses such as Educational Psychology, Structure of English, Second Language Acquisition, and either a research project or thesis course.

Successful fulfillment of 38-credit hours is required in order to graduate. This program may be completed in about 2 to 3 years, while still being an employed full-time educator.

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    Eligible applicants will need to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and verify a passing score on the CBEST exam or an equivalent examination.

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

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