Hawai'i Pacific University

Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Graduate Service Center, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 911

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 900

Honolulu, HI 96813

United States


(808) 544-0200


(808) 235-3590

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters, M.A.- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Hawai‘i. The TESOL Programs at Hawai'i Pacific University offer a gathering place between East and West for students of second language teaching. The programs celebrate diversity as a resource, emphasize the importance of culture and identity in language learning and teaching, and build international connections that are relevant to the changing needs of a global society. The TESOL Programs at Hawai'i Pacific University enable students to develop their philosophy, knowledge, and skills of language teaching through a spirit of inquiry and reflection. The programs provide a strong foundation through a focus on applied linguistics, pedagogy, and extensive practical experience. Students explore traditional, current, and emerging teaching practices in the context of their personal and professional experiences and values to become global citizens and scholarly practitioners in the multifaceted world of language teaching.


Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); member of many nationally recognized groups including the American Association of Intensive English Programs

International Student Requirements:

Recognized English Proficiency Tests: TOEFL, IELTS, CPE, CAE, ELPT, SAT, ACT, APIEL, PTE Academic, ELS program. See HPU website for details.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 37 credits

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 755 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 13590 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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