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The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program will prepare students to teach English as an additional language from preschool through university, both in the United States and abroad, or to pursue doctoral studies.

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.

Designed for both domestic and international students alike, this full-time residency program provides students with expertise in second language acquisition, and a deep understanding of the complex relationship between language and culture. Embracing the scholar-practitioner model of professional training, rigorous coursework is conjoined with clinical practicum placements, where students gain real-world experience teaching and collaborating in multicultural and multilingual environments. This one-year program culminates in a digital portfolio capstone experience in place of a thesis.

As a Pepperdine student, you will receive personalized support for your academic development and personal growth.

Access to major-university resources at the #46-ranked university in the US*

Cohort model designed for strong peer support and lifelong professional relationships.

Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions.

Complete 32 credits in approximately 12 months

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