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TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The California School of Education prepares competent, confident and conscientious educational leaders to promote and empower personal growth, academic success and professional achievement for all in a global society. This is accomplished by offering students exceptional preparation centered on multidisciplinary and holistic approaches to education.

Beginning in 2000 with just five students, the California School of Education has grown to more than 6,000 alumni who are truly making a difference in the world of education and in communities in California and beyond.

Preparing Competent, Confident and Conscientious Educational Leaders

Take that step towards the career you want.


Make an Impact in the Lives of English Learners

Prepare to have an impact on English language education for students around the world with Alliant International University.

Our Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate programs in TESOL pair theory and professional practice so you can maximize your impact. The program blends:

  • TESOL methodology
  • Linguistics 
  • Education Curriculum

Become a leader in English language education

California School of Education TESOL Programs

Be Career Ready

After graduation, you should emerge from the program equipped with the necessary skills to support English-language learners across a wide range of backgrounds.

Find the Program that Fits Your Future

As a student and alum, you become part of a learning community to which you may return again and again throughout your career for professional development, support and networking. Our alumni have distinguished themselves as teachers, administrators, mental health professionals and community advocates whose expertise is highly sought throughout California and around the world.

106,000 TEACHERS

Over the next ten years, California will need to replace 106,000 teachers---one-third of the current workforce---just to maintain current staffing.

- California Teachers Association

Alliant International University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Alliant is Accredited by the WSAC Senior College and University Comission

Available On Campus and Online

San Diego

Fast, Convenient & Affordable Programs

For the Master's and Certificate programs, you have a choice between coming to campus in San Diego, CA or studying TESOL completely online. With 6 start dates each year, you can begin the program when it's right for you--and finish the master's in as few as 15 months and the certificate in as few as 9 months. There is no GRE requirement and no prerequisites--any undergraduate major is welcome to apply.  

The EdD Doctoral program in TESOL is offered on-campus in San Diego with three start dates each year and can be completed in as few as three years. There is no GRE requirement and requires a master’s degree in TESOL, eEnglish education, applied linguistics, or a related field.