Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

CSULA Building

Program Application

Interested in teaching English as Second Language students in K-12 public schools, adult schools, community colleges, or abroad? The TESOL program announces informational sessions for prospective students interested in the TESOL MA (2 year program) or the Certificate in Teaching English Learners (4 course program). The sessions will be held on Thursday January 30 from 4-5 and Tuesday February 25 from 5-6 in King Hall C2096a. Come learn more about the TESOL profession and the Cal State Los Angeles campus programs! 

Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
Charter College of Education


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Welcome to the M.A. TESOL Program at California State University, Los Angeles. You are about to learn about a very exciting academic program taught by national and international leaders in the fields of second language acquisition, teaching methodology and language testing.

Since the program's inception in 1989, we have produced over 900 graduates. Most of them are employed as ESL and EFL instructors throughout the Los Angeles area, the state of California, and many parts of the world. In addition, in the past fourteen years alone, more than 20 of our graduates have gone on to pursue doctoral degrees at UCLA, USC, the University of Washington, the University of San Francisco, the University of Barcelona, Spain, the University of British Columbia, Canada, Northern Arizona University, and the Universidad del Buenos Aires, Argentina. On our own campus, we are a robust program, generating approximately 35 MA degrees on average each year.

Our renowned faculty also conduct workshops in ESL, EFL, and assessment throughout the U.S. and the world. We have also trained EFL teachers and language testers from Egypt.

This web site has been developed in order to provide information to interested students and currently enrolled graduate students. It contains the requirements for admission, procedures and policies of the M.A. TESOL program as well as a description of the program. The applications and forms page contains copies of various forms which you will need at various stages in the completion of your degree program.

We hope you have an outstanding academic experience at Cal State LA. We wish you all the best!

TESOL Program Faculty

Lía D. Kamhi-Stein
Marguerite Ann Snow