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MA in TESOL and masters in TESOL - Pepperdine GSEP

Face-to-Face Format. One-Year Program.

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program enables candidates to pursue a study of the teaching of English as an additional language from preschool through university, both in the United States and beyond. All courses are aligned with the TESOL Professional Teaching Standards developed by TESOL/CAEP and focus on building expertise around the English language system, second language acquisition, language pedagogy and assessment, and the complex relationship between language and culture. Additionally, candidates will extend and deepen their professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions as reflective scholar-practitioners collaborating in a multicultural and multilingual environment. Distinctive program features include, integration of technology, clinical practicum placements, and opportunities for participation in professional organizations and conferences. This full-time, technology-infused residency program comprises 32 units addressing the needs of (1) local candidates intending to specialize in teaching English Learners and (2) international candidates wishing to study the teaching of English. The program is offered at the Malibu Campus as a cohort model for completion within one academic or calendar year (three terms).

TESOL program moving to Malibu starting Fall 2018

Program Overview

Program Length

1 Year

Unit Cost


Start Term


Campus Location

Malibu (Starting Fall 2018)

This program is designed for international students who wish to study the teaching of English, and also local students intending to specialize in teaching English to non-native speakers. All courses are aligned with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Standards to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programs.

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Program Benefits

  • The TESOL program may be completed in just one year
  • Program embraces the scholar-practitioner model, where students apply their knowledge to real-world situations in a clinical teaching experience
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • Small class sizes provide a strong environment for faculty mentorship
  • Cohort model results in close peer interaction and lifelong relationships
  • Technology infused residency program
  • Digital portfolio capstone experience
  • Aligned with CAEP professional standards
  • Continued participation in professional organizations and conferences
  • Doctoral pathway courses infused into the program
  • Access to a cultural liaison
  • Dedicated career services department
  • Strong alumni network of over 20,000 members