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About Our
TESOL Programs

Prepare for a career teaching English to students of all levels. Our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Masters and Doctoral degree programs help you develop the skills you need to teach in the U.S. or around the world.

These programs prepare you to teach English to foreign language speakers:

• Adult education
• Community colleges, colleges, and universities
• ESL/EFL teacher training programs
• Executive and corporate training
• Private primary and secondary schools

Our curriculum offers you a sound theoretical knowledge base in linguistics, second language acquisition, and advanced English grammar, along with practical strategies for teaching English language speaking, reading, and writing skills. Credit earned during your certificate program can also be applied to our Master of Arts in Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program.

This program is offered in convenient formats that accommodate all schedules and locations: choose from an on-campus program in San Diego or a fully-online option. In as little as nine months, you can complete this five-course program and be prepared to make an impact as an English language teacher for non-native speaking populations. 

Why Alliant International University?


Our graduate programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) place an emphasis on hands-on training so that you’re armed with the tools you need to succeed as soon as you step off of our commencement stage. 

Global Leadership 

Alliant's TESOL program alumni contribute to educational practice and policies in the US and
countries around the world.


The TESOL degree programs at Alliant have benefited from valuable partnerships both locally and internationally.

Our Programs

EdD in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Doctorate in Education in TESOL Degree Program will prepare you to be the guide who helps students find their voice. With the EdD in TESOL offered through the California School of Education (CSOE) at Alliant International University, you will join theory with method, showcase the impact of culture and identity, develop curriculum, conduct research, and step off of our graduation stage ready to make your impact.


MAE in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Our Master of Arts in Education in TESOL Degree Program is designed to help you break down the barriers that exist between people of different cultures and speakers of various languages. This program prepares you to teach English to speakers of other languages, incorporate technology into the language classroom, and examine cross-cultural communication differences. Through this program, you can build bridges of communication and understanding to make a lasting impact.


“This is a profession in which you can really change the hearts and minds of many and really extend your impact…there are many opportunities to be able to completely transform systems and be able to provide the support in more than just direct ways that exponentially increases your impact in the lives of many students.”

- Rodrigo Enciso, School Psychologist and CSOE Alumnus

“I deliberately chose CSPP because it is a professional school, I knew I wanted to be a practitioner, and I went to Alliant for that unique model. The school provided a good balance for making you a good consumer of data and science, yet also preparing you to work as a professional.”

- Mark Blankenship, CSPP Alumnus

“I realized that it was the perfect place to challenge my skills and experience working with different populations - I knew that no matter where I went after - I would have experience working with several diverse populations.”

- Trisha K.

What Our Students Are Saying

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Your Career in TESOL Begins Today


Alliant is a private university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). We are an equal opportunity employer and educator. Please note that not all programs are available at every campus, online, or to residents of every state. For our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please go to our website at www.alliant.edu/consumer-information.

The California Teacher Credentialing programs are approved by the:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), 1900 Capitol Ave Sacramento, CA

Earn Your Graduate Certificate
in Teaching English to Speakers
of Other Languages (TESOL)

Discover how to best guide English-language learners to find their voice.

Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers
of Other Languages

Discover how to best guide English-language learners to find their voice.

About Our
TESOL Program

Career Opportunities

After graduating, you will be able to teach ESL/EFL to both children and adults, work in language program administration, and develop ESL/EFL textbooks and classroom materials.

The TESOL degree does not provide the credential to teach in the public K-12 education system.

Online Program

Online Program


• Greater flexibility and convenience than traditional classes

• Classes start year-round so you have the freedom to learn on your schedule

• Hybrid programs available that blend online and campus-based learning

San Diego

San Diego


• 10 emphasis areas, including Integrated Health

• 100 practicum sites across San Diego County

• Strong emphasis on support and/or student success

• Diverse faculty expertise in: Sports, Neurological,
and Health Psychology

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