More Than 30 Years of Excellence in TESOL Education

Alliant’s graduate & certification programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offer current and aspiring TESOL professionals the opportunity to become global leaders in our increasingly connected world.

Our TESOL graduate programs provide a truly international community of language educators. Experience how this exceptional environment opens up multiple avenues for your career success, both in the US and abroad. Alliant’s TESOL Certification & Master’s programs are available at the San Diego, California campus as well as online.

TESOL Degree Programs

CTEL Certificate Programs

Top Reasons to Choose Alliant for Your TESOL Degree

  • Alliant International University is #1 in the California in the number of TESOL doctoral degrees conferred in the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Alliant International University is #5 in the USA in the number of TESOL doctoral degrees conferred in the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Small seminar classes
  • Strong reputation both domestically and internationally
  • Focus on best professional practices and applied scholarly research
  • Internationally-recognized faculty
  • TESOL network for academic and career advancement, connecting students to universities, government agencies, world-renowned practitioners and researchers

*Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

Become a Global Leader in TESOL Education

Alliant’s TESOL program alumni contribute to educational practice and policies in the US and countries around the world. Settings and roles include:

  • Adult education programs
  • College and university-based ESL and EFL programs
  • Community colleges
  • ESL and vocational English programs
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • English as a Foreign Language programs
  • International businesses and foundations
  • Fulbright Scholar appointments
  • Government offices on educational policies
  • TESOL-related publishers

International Partnerships for TESOL Education

The TESOL degree programs at Alliant have benefited from important partnerships both locally and internationally:

  • University of California, San Diego Extension, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Program
  • Universities and/or Ministries of Education in China, Oman, Taiwan, and Vietnam
  • Cisco Learning Institute and MEPI Grant U.S. Department of State – a three-year U.S. Department of State initiative with the Kingdom of Jordan
  • Alliant-UIN (Indonesia Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University) Initiative
  • Alliant-Anaheim University Retreat and Workshop Series
  • Stella Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education