Alliant International University

Alliant International University

Master of Arts in Education - TESOL


10455 Pomerado Road

San Diego, CA 92131

United States


(866) 825-5426


(858) 635-4739

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Education - TESOL

Format: Online

Program Description:

English language educators are in demand around the world. You can prepare to teach English to students of all ages with Alliant International University. Our Online Master of Arts in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program equips you to pursue career roles in the U.S. and abroad.

This online, 30-unit program offers comprehensive development of your skills as an educator, combining theoretical knowledge of language acquisition and linguistics with practical instructional training. The program features:

-Program completion in as little as 15 months
-Online courses that meet the needs of working professionals
-Accelerated format with eight-week course sessions and six entry points per year
-Hands-on learning experiences that let you put theory into practice
-Professors with distinguished credentials and first-hand experience of TESOL/ESL instruction
-Low student-to-faculty ratio
-A diverse international student community
-No GRE requirement and no prerequisites – any undergraduate major is welcome to apply*

Please note: this degree program does not result in a California teaching credential.

After graduation, you should emerge from this program equipped with the skills you need to support English-language learners across a wide range of backgrounds. The skill set you develop during this program can help you prepare to:

-Teach ESL/EFL in higher and continuing education settings
-Teach English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in business, academic, and healthcare organizations
-Train EFL teachers within your country or internationally
-Teach ESL/EFL in private elementary and secondary schools
-Pursue administrative or policy-making careers in government agencies or other institutions
-Develop, write, or work in publishing for EFL textbooks and other learning materials
-Pursue doctoral studies in TESOL, including the Ed.D. in TESOL at Alliant

Online Learning Format

Alliant offers this master’s degree program entirely online, meaning you can prepare for a career in English language education from wherever you are in the world. The program includes a blend of synchronous experiences and asynchronous experiences, with real-time class discussions archived for your convenience. Learning experiences throughout the program bring you together with your classmates to collaborate with and challenge each other.

The program operates in an accelerated format so that you can complete your degree sooner. Courses take place one or two at a time during eight-week sessions, and we offer you six entry points throughout the year.


Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

International Student Requirements:

In addition to the regular eligibility requirements, international students must: 1. Show proficiency in English as evidenced for the TOEFL 2. Carry a full course load at Alliant 3. Submit official, translated transcripts 4. Provide evidence of financial

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: NotAvailable

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $630 USD

In State Tuition (per year): $9,450 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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