Master of Arts in TESOL
Students who are interested in earning a Master of Arts degree in TESOL may be perfect candidates for Biola University’s online program. The completely online environment of this course offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending class during their free time. This degree is designed for those wanting to teach English as a foreign language to adults.
An aim of this program includes teaching content to students that may be immediately and easily applied to current working situations. Training in this program is also designed to be biblically-centered. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the structure of English and how to teach English. Students will take a variety of courses such as Language, Bible, and TESOL, as well as complete a program portfolio.
The program portfolio will involve a resume, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching goals and chart, professional development, teaching products, teaching process (observation), and academic product.
Biola University requires 33-credit hours in order to complete this program; most students finish the program in about 2 to 3 years. Eligible students will have one year of teaching experience in English as a second or foreign language and identify as evangelical Christians.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Eligible students will have one year of teaching experience in English as a second or foreign language and identify as evangelical Christians.
Lyman Stewart, co-founder and president of Union Oil Company, partnered with T.C. Horton to open the Bible Institute in 1908 in Los Angeles. Initially, the institution focused on studies in theology and Christian studies. As the school progressed forward, the renamed Biola College acquired programs in medicine, business, and continuing studies, in addition to gaining accreditation. By the 1980s, Biola changed its status to university. Although Biola has continued to grow, the University retains its founding Christian principles. Today, the four-year, private, not-for-profit Biola University awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees on its Southern California campus.
Biola University offers over 145 academic programs awarding bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, in addition to certificate programs. Seven school include:
- Talbot School of Theology
- Rosemead School of Psychology
- Cook School of Intercultural Studies
- Crowell School of Business
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Science, Technology and Health
For added flexibility, students can choose to complete online programs and courses at Biola University. These programs meet the equivalent standards and rigors as on-campus counterparts. Students can participate in courses delivered completely online or engage in hybrid learning, with both on-campus and online coursework.
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