Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Discover the USF Advantage

  • Accomplished faculty with research and teaching experiences in TESL/TEFL/ESL across the U.S. and globally
  • Small class sizes that facilitate dynamic learning and supportive relationships with faculty and students
  • Academically rigorous curriculum
  • A strong sense of community composed of diverse faculty and students who offer personal and scholarly support
  • Classroom pedagogies aimed at addressing inequities based on language, race, class, gender, sexual identity, religion, and nationality
  • Graduates will train to actively investigate and develop tools grounded in participatory pedagogy to guide English language learners in educational spaces in and outside of the classroom
  • Graduates will be challenged to prepare for the linguistic, cultural, and political implications of teaching English as a second language (ESL) in a global context..
  • Program available Online or at our campus locations.


The University of San Francisco is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)


TESOL Programs And Delivery Options

  1. MA TESOL (offered in San Francisco and Orange County)
  2. MA TESOL with a Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning Emphasis (offered in San Francisco and online)
  3. MA TESOL & Single / Multiple Teaching Credential (offered in San Francisco)

Note: Online program delivery cannot be combined with the campus programs delivery.