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Columbia International University

7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203-1513
Phone: 803-754-4100

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Editor's Notes

Columbia International University offers a campus based TESOL program that is a Master of Arts in Education degree. This program follows a traditional teaching format of lecture classes and practicum to prepare graduates for an elementary and middle school educational setting. The Columbia International University program is unique in that it focuses very strongly on leadership skills and on prepping graduates to also become TESOL educators and advocates for greater focus on ESL needs in public schools across the nation. This graduate education offers the chance to further TESOL learning and generate academic partnerships with instructors in an effort provide quality education for educators as well as students in the general public.




  • Tuition for full time TESOL students (In State): $12,240
  • Graduate Out of State Tuition: $12,240
  • Average Books/Supplies Cost: $600
  • Off Campus Room Board Average Cost: $6,500
* Based on 2012 data

TESOL Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies Traditional

Graduation Stats

Program Level Awarded
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. Masters 15
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. Doctorate 3
Elementary Education and Teaching. Bachelors 1
Curriculum and Instruction. Masters 4
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. Masters 2

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Campus Setting: City - Midsize
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Total Enrollment: 592

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