Doctor - Education: English Second Other Language/ESOL

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The Doctor of Education program in English Second Language/ESL at Northcentral University is focused on helping you gain the interpersonal, teaching, and language skills that will be required should you pursue an education-related career path. Read on to find out more about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Education program in English Second Language/ESL at Northcentral University is designed to help you hone your language and teaching abilities as well as develop new skills and knowledge that you could apply to future career opportunities. Courses will cover a variety of topics, ranging from scholarly writing to more specialized subjects such as bilingual instructional methods. You will also have the opportunity to select from a number of different elective courses to study more areas in which you have particular interests or talents. You will be required to pass all your courses with at least a B average, complete a comprehensive examination course, and write an acceptable applied dissertation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying for this program, you should enjoy interacting with people, and have a desire to help people grow and improve. You should already have a strong education and language background that you wish to improve by studying new techniques and information that you could use in a potential career. You are required to have a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete 54 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 6 will be from foundational courses, 18 will be from specialization courses, 15 will be from method courses, 3 will be from an examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Education in English Second Language/ESL

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
EDU7101-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU7001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Specialization Courses
Select 6 courses from the following:
ESL7001-8 Instructional Practices
ESL7002-8 Cultural Diversity
ESL7003-8 Evaluation of Diverse Students
ESL7004-8 Bilingual Instructional Methods
ESL7005-8 Developing Curriculum for ESL Students
ESL7007-8 Second Language Foundations
ESL7010-8 Practicum
Method Courses
EDU7002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU7003-8 Statistics I
EDU7702-8 Research Design
EDU7005-8 Qualitative Methods (EdD only)
EDU7707-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Examination Course
CMP9400E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS9401E Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9402E Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9403E Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9404E Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Once you graduate from this program, you could be able to embark onto a career path of your choosing. By using the skills learned in this program, you could be able to find work interacting directly with students, in administration, as well as many other environments.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Language Teacher
  • Social Service Worker
  • Work Abroad Volunteer
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Principal
  • Language Education Materials Designer/Producer