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 in San Francisco and Orange County campus locations


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


Upcoming Events

    • Orange County Campus MA TESOL Info Sessions: 
      Jan  21, 2016.  6 - 7pm
      Feb 16, 2016.  6 - 7pm 
      Apr 12, 2016.  6 - 7pm
      Learn more and RSVP


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)
  3. MA TESOL & Single / Multiple Teaching Credential (offered in San Francisco)