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Certificate in TEFL (on campus and online)

APU’s Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate suits students who would like to receive the basic qualifications needed to teach in a multicultural setting.

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Certificate in TESOL (on campus and online)

The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) gives post-baccalaureate students specialized skills in TESOL. The certificate is ideal for supplementing and enhancing traditional ministry (e.g., translation, literacy, and friendship evangelism) within multicultural or cross-cultural environments.

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Environmental Studies Minor

Acquire the tools and experiences necessary for understanding and addressing the causes and consequences of the unprecedented environmental challenges in the United States and around the world.

Ethnic Studies Minor

Enhance your understanding of the experiences of U.S. immigrant populations and communities of color, along with your sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, and social class.



Sociology Minor

Equip yourself with a broader understanding of human social behaviors, including the influence of race, class, and gender, and the role of social institutions such as family, religion, and government.

Spanish Major

The Spanish major prepares students to thrive in the Spanish-speaking world, equipping them with language skills, cultural knowledge, understanding of current events, and direct experience living and working abroad.

Spanish Minor

Learn the fundamental skills for thriving in the Spanish-speaking world: a solid grasp of the language, and an introduction to the culture and history.


In APU’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor, you will learn how to teach English as a second language in public adult schools, private language schools, and developing countries. This program is especially suited to students majoring in English, Spanish, or liberal studies (education), but is open to all students.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MA (on campus and online)

APU’s Master of Arts in TESOL provides comprehensive preparation in English language teaching for those seeking careers in U.S.-based institutions or schools around the world. Students develop a theoretical foundation along with practical preparation for diverse teaching scenarios and environments. The program is offered on-campus in Azusa and online.

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Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.