Online Doctor of Education in TESOL (Ed.D.)

Anaheim University Doctor of Education in TESOL Program Director Dr. Rod EllisDoctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program Designer Dr. Rod Ellis

Earn your accredited Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ed.D. in TESOL) online while studying face-to-face with Anaheim University's globally acclaimed TESOL professors and classmates through live weekly online HD webcam classes and at 2 four-day on-campus residential sessions.

  • Weekly Online HD Webcam classes with globally acclaimed linguists
  • 16 online courses + Dissertation
  • 2 four-day residential sessions in California and other parts of the world
  • Earn an accredited Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL in 3 years while working full-time
  • Reasonable tuition

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World-Class TESOL Faculty

  • Hayo Reinders, Ph.D. Hayo Reinders, Ph.D. Hayo Reinders, Ph.D. Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Director of Doctor of Education in TESOL Program, Professor:
    Dr. Hayo Reinders is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Director of the Anaheim University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL Program. Holding... Read More...
  • Rod Ellis, Ph.D. Rod Ellis, Ph.D. Rod Ellis, Ph.D. Doctor of Education in TESOL Program Designer
    Professor of TESOL Dr. Rod Ellis is a world-renowned thought leader in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Prof. Ellis, who is Vice-President of Academic Affairs and former Dean of AU's Graduate School of Education, received... Read More...
  • David Nunan, Ph.D David Nunan, Ph.D David Nunan, Ph.D MA in TESOL Designer and Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute Director, TESOL Professor: Dr. David Nunan is former president of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. David Nunan, Director of the... Read More...
  • Kathleen Bailey,  Ph.D. Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D. Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D. TESOL Professor:
    Kathleen M. Bailey, a Past President of TESOL (1998-1999) and International Research Foundation for English Language Education Chair (TIRF), received her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (1976) and her Ph.D.... Read More...
  • Denise Murray, Ph.D. Denise Murray, Ph.D. Denise Murray, Ph.D. TESOL Professor:
    Dr. Denise Murray served as President of TESOL from 1996-1997 and on the Board of Directors of TESOL for 7 years. TESOL Professor at Anaheim University, Prof. Murray is Emeritus Professor at Macquarie University, Australia,... Read More...
  • MaryAnn Christison, Ph.D. MaryAnn Christison, Ph.D. MaryAnn Christison, Ph.D. TESOL Professor:
    A past President of TESOL (1997-1998), MaryAnn Christison serves on the Board of Trustees for The International Research Foundation (TIRF). Holding a Ph.D. in English/Linguistics from the University of Utah, Dr. Christison... Read More...
  • Andy Curtis, Ph.D. Andy Curtis, Ph.D. TESOL Professor: Andy Curtis, Ph.D. The 2014-2015 President of the TESOL International Association, Dr. Andy Curtis is an expert in the field of Intercultural Communications. He has worked with teachers and learners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, North, South and Central America,... Read More...
  • Martha Cummings,  Ph.D Martha Cummings, Ph.D Martha Cummings, Ph.D. TESOL Professor: Dr. Martha Cummings received her doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College. She has served on the Nominating Committee of TESOL and is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Diversity. Dr. Cummings has taught for The Monterey... Read More...
  • Ken Beatty, Ph.D. Ken Beatty, Ph.D. Ken Beatty, Ph.D. TESOL Professor: Dr. Ken Beatty is an expert in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Dr. Beatty is the author/co-author of more than 100 textbooks for Pearson, Longman, Oxford University Press, Thomson, Heinle & Heinle and Hong Kong Educational... Read More...
  • Brian Tomlinson,  Ph.D. Brian Tomlinson, Ph.D. Brian Tomlinson, Ph.D. Professor: TESOL Dr Brian Tomlinson is considered to be one of the world's leading experts on materials development for language learning. In 1993 he established the world's first MA dedicated to the study of materials development for language learning (at the... Read More...
  • John Macalister, Ph.D. John Macalister, Ph.D. John Macalister, Ph.D.John Macalister is Head of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and immediate past president of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand. His work in language curriculum design and language teaching methodology... Read More...
  • Thom Hudson, Ph.D. Thom Hudson, Ph.D. Thom Hudson, Ph.D.Thom Hudson received his BS degree in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, and his MA degree in TESOL and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is professor of Second Language Studies (SLS) at the University of Hawai'i at... Read More...
  • Luke Plonsky, Ph.D. Luke Plonsky, Ph.D. Luke Plonsky, Ph.D.Luke Plonsky (Ph.D., Michigan State University) specializes in three main areas of applied linguistics and TESOL: second language acquisition, language pedagogy, and research methods. Recent and forthcoming work in these and other areas can be found in virtually all major journals in... Read More...
  • Craig Lambert, Ph.D. Craig Lambert, Ph.D. Craig Lambert, Ph.D.An expert in the field of task-based language teaching, Dr. Craig Lambert has worked with English teachers and learners in Japan for 22 years, and he has published several articles in academic journals as well as book chapters.  Read More...
  • Jo Mynard, Ph.D Jo Mynard, Ph.D Jo Mynard, Ph.D.,Professor: TESOL Jo Mynard, Ph.D. Originally from Wales in the UK, Dr. Jo Mynard is an Associate Professor and Director of the Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan.

    She completed her Doctorate in Education... Read More...
  • Natsuko Shintani, Ph.D. Natsuko Shintani, Ph.D. Professor: TESOL Natsuko Shintani, Ph.D. Natsuko Shintani obtained her PhD from the University of Auckland in 2011. She has worked as a language teacher in Japan and New Zealand, including in her own private language school for children. Her research interests include task-based language... Read More...

Anaheim University Graduate School of Education Dean Dr. David NunanAU President Emeritus and former Dean of the Graduate School of Education Dean Dr. David Nunan teaching a live webcam class

The Anaheim University Graduate School of Education offers a cutting-edge online Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ed.D. in TESOL) degree program. Experience the following AU advantages:

Benefits

  • Learn under globally acclaimed professors through live webcam classes
  • Receive Doctor of Education in TESOL through the flexibility of online learning
  • Meet your professors and classmates from around the world face-to-face at 2 residential sessions
  • Earn your Doctoral degree in approximately 3 years while working full-time
  • Improve your teaching skills and qualifications

Features:

  • 16 x 9 week Online Courses + Dissertation
  • Weekly live webcam classes
  • New terms begin every 10 weeks
  • Register for 1 or 2 courses per term
  • 1 Course = 4 Credit Points
  • Ed.D. in TESOL Program = 76 Credit Points
  • 2 x 4 day residential sessions. Sessions held annually in California or other select locations
  • Total duration = 3+ years

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Program Objectives

The Ed.D. in TESOL degree program aims to develop the knowledge and skills to:

  • form a critical understanding of the interdisciplinary literature that informs the field of TESOL
  • evaluate research-based evidence and consider its relevance to TESOL
  • design and evaluate curricula and instructional materials
  • undertake a leadership role in TESOL
  • design and conduct research studies that address pedagogical issues relevant to TESOL

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Doctor of Education in TESOL (Ed.D.) Course Schedule

Real-time online classes are 90 minutes; the first hour is led by the professor and the final half hour is for student-led discussion. All times are California/Pacific Time. Please note the schedule is subject to change.

Ed.D. TESOL REQUIRED 4-DAY RESIDENTIAL SESSIONS
Ed.D. TESOL students are required to attend two 4-day residential sessions during their program. Each year, an annual residential session will be held in California or other locations around the world on occasion. The 2015 residential session will be held July 30 - August 2 in Fullerton, California.

PLEASE NOTE: Ed.D. students shall endeavor to enroll in both courses when two are offered in a term in order to continue making satisfactory progress in their program. Failure to take both courses when two are offered may prevent a student from completing his/her program in the allotted time, as all course work must be completed before a student will be allowed to advance to the dissertation phase of the program. Schedules are subject to change.

Jan. 1 - 7, 2015 Qualifying Exam Week Proctored exam Taken online when mutually convenient for proctor and student
January 5 - March 8, 2015 EDU 713 Special Topic 2: Researching Tasks Dr. Craig Lambert Fri 4:00 - 5:30 pm
(California time)
March 16 - May 17, 2015 EDU 704 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers Dr. Craig Lambert TBA
EDU 732 Dissertation Proposal Writing Dr. Rod Ellis TBA
 June 17 - 28, 2015 Comprehensive Examination  Proctored exam Taken online when mutually convenient for proctor and student
May 25 - July 26, 2015 EDU 710 Curriculum Development Dr. John Macalister 6:00 - 7:30 pm
EDU 721 Language Teacher Education Dr. Kathleen Bailey 4:00 - 5:30 pm
July 30 - Aug. 2, 2015 Residential Session in Fullerton, California.
August 3 - October 4, 2015 EDU 712 Materials Development Dr. Brian Tomlinson 3:00 - 4:30 pm
EDU 711 Technology and English Language Teaching Dr. Denise Murray &
Dr. MaryAnn Christisen
5:00 - 6:30 pm
October 19 - December 20, 2015 EDU 700 Instructed Second Language Acquisition Dr. Rod Ellis 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Doctor of Education in TESOL (Ed.D) Program Fees

Affordable Pay-As-You-Learn System: Pay for only one course at a time, or receive a 10% discount on tuition by paying 100% of your program fees at the time you enroll.

Application and Registration Fees
Application Fee
(Non-refundable after 5 days)
$ 75
Registration Fee
(Non-refundable after 5 days)
$ 100
Per Course Fees
Tuition Fee
($500 per credit x four credits)
$2,000 / course taken
Records Fee $ 200 per course per term
Per Course Fee Total: $2,200
Residential Session Fees
Residential Fee per session attended (2 required - $800 each)(Room and Board not included)* $1,600
Additional Fees
Transfer Credit Fee $ 175 / credit
Resubmission of assignment for grading (optional)** $ 225
Original Transcript No cost
Each Additional Transcript Copy $ 25
End of Program Fees
Graduation Fee $ 300
Diploma No cost
Replacement Diploma $ 100 (optional)
Official Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)
Degree Program Total
Degree Program Total $43,875 ++

 

*We offer a discounted on-campus housing option for the residential session -- the cost varies depending on location. You may opt for alternate accommodations. The cost of travel will vary, depending on your distance from the residential session and your mode of transportation. Anaheim University does not provide visa services. For Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in TESOL students attending the fourday residential sessions, it is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they have taken care of proper visa procedures, if required.

**If a student fails a course because their first assignment grade was very low and the grade for the second assignment did not allow the student to make up and achieve an overall B (in effect the ‘passing’ grade), the student is allowed to redo the first assignment which will be awarded no more than a B grade. The student will be charged an additional $225 to resubmit an assignment for grading; payment arrangements must be made with Student Services prior to resubmitting the assignment to the professor.

++Assumes completion in 19 terms. Maximum cost of program is $45,475 (record fee of $200 for each additional term up to 5 years from date of matriculation).

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The list of tuition fees does not include textbook fees. Textbooks average approximately $100 - $200 per course.

Note: Anaheim University makes certain provisions in order to provide access to library resources and library services for all students enrolled directly through Anaheim University. However, students enrolled in Anaheim University’s online graduate degree programs are required to have an additional reserve fund to be used for the purchase of journals and research - materials that will aid them in their studies by providing information specific to their unique areas of interest and research - and to provide access to software and other resources that may help them in the completion of their studies. The research reserve fund is $1,500 for master degree students and $2,000 for doctoral students to be used over the duration of their program. Students are not required to spend the entire research fund - only that amount necessary in order to carry out their research.

The above itemizes all of the fees and charges for which the student is responsible. You may find the refund policy in the section on Policies & Procedures.

Each course is US$2,000.00 for tuition excluding books, materials and other costs as follows. Students must pay the required tuition fee prior to commencing their next course. The student is not required to pay this tuition fee until the student wishes to register for his or her next course.

Tuition may be paid on a course-by-course basis. Students who pay all program fees at one time are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. Students may make payment by check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), money order or bank transfer (the student is responsible for any transactions fees imposed by the institution). To maintain active status, the records fee must be paid even if skipping a term.

Diplomatic and Military Service Discount: From January 1, 2006, those who have served their government through either diplomatic or military service may be eligible for a 10% discount.

US Military:  Anaheim University's programs are approved for VA benefits.

 

An application for the TESOL Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Program must include the following:

    • Application form
    • Application fee ($75)
    • One recent color photograph (digital is okay).
    • Official transcripts, licenses or certificates. The Ed.D in TESOL Program requires a Masters degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics or in a relevant area of Education required from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and/or CHEA, or by the government of the country in which the degree was awarded, and with an overall GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent from non-USA Institutions.
      ( Note: If the university does not routinely issue transcripts in English, original language records must be submitted with official English translations. We will accept translations issued by the university or a professional translating service. Translations must be exact and complete versions of the original records.)
    • A resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing).
    • An outline (1,000 words) of the possible research that the applicant envisions undertaking for the dissertation that demonstrates his/her research experience and abilities.

Three reference letters (on letterhead with contact information) attesting to personal and professional qualifications. One reference must be from each of the following:

    • A recent employer.
    • A TESOL professional who can attest to the applicant’s potential as a doctoral student.
    • A member of the academic faculty where the applicant completed his/her MA.

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate college-level proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Degree from an accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit where the language of instruction was English (“B” average)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 PBT / 213 CBT/ 80 iBT.
  • A minimum TOEIC score of 800.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  • A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 58.
  • A minimum BULATS Level 3 (60), accepted only for Cultura Inglesia in Brazil.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.

Once your application materials have been approved, you will need to submit an Enrollment Agreement and tuition payment to complete the enrollment process.

Internet Access: All students are required to have access to a computer equipped with Internet access capabilities.

Entrance Examination: There is no entrance examination required for admission to Anaheim University.

Transfer Credits:  Anaheim University will accept up to two graduate semester classes or 8 units awarded by another institution toward an Ed.D degree at Anaheim University. The entering student will be required to clearly demonstrate the equivalency of a transfer course through relevant documents (syllabus, catalog, course outline) and justify its acceptance through petition. No course will be considered for transfer with a grade lower than a “B” or its equivalent. Petitions are directed to the specific Dean for the affected program. There is a fee of $175 (Ed.D) per unit of credit transferred, and the overall program cost will be adjusted to reflect credit for the approved class(es). All petitions for transfer credit must be submitted as part of the student’s initial application to the University. Credits awarded as part of another degree will not be accepted for transfer.

Prior Experiential Credit:  Anaheim University will not extend experiential credit to any student.

We currently do not accept students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, and Minnesota due to regulatory matters. For more information, please call our Admissions Director at 714-772-3330.

iconhowtoapply2The steps below are general guidelines for joining a program at Anaheim University. Just complete the following steps and, if approved, become part of Anaheim University's global community within 2 weeks.

ApplicationStep1

Read thoroughly through the pages of our website and catalog

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Click here to submit your application online


Click here to fill out a pdf version of the application and submit via email.

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The following documents are required for admission:

  • Application form 
  • One recent passport-size color photograph 
  • Official English language proficiency test score report if you are a non-native English speaker (mail original*)
  • Official transcripts.† (mail original*)
  • Official transcripts documenting at least one course in each of the following: accounting, finance and economics.†††† (mail original*)
  • documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business††††
  • Resume †† 
  • Brief Statement.†† 
  • Resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing).+++
  • An outline (1,000 words) of the possible research that the applicant envisions undertaking for the dissertation that demonstrates his/her research experience and abilities. +++
  • Three reference letters (on letterhead with contact information) attesting to personal and professional qualifications. One reference must be from each of the following:+++
    - A recent employer.
    - A TESOL professional who can attest to the applicant’s potential as a doctoral student.
    - A member of the academic faculty where the applicant completed his/her MA.

†††† DBA Only
††† Ed.D TESOL Only
†† MA TESOL or MFA Only
† Not applicable to TESOL/TEYL Certificate Programs

 

*scanned copies are accepted to expedite application process while waiting for originals to arrive in the mail

 

Documents can be uploaded as part of the online application form, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted in the mail to the address in Step 5.  The complete list of Entrance Requirements for each program can be found here.  

 

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Pay the application fee of $75 (Doctoral or Graduate Degree program) or $50 (TESOL Certificate/TEYL Certificate/Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL program).


This fee may be paid by

  • emailing the Credit Card Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • posting a check or money order in the mail to the address in Step 5
  • contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on how to send a bank wire transfer
ApplicationStep5 Send all required application documents you do not submit online by registered mail to the Office of Admissions at:
Anaheim University
Office of Admissions Room 110
1240 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806-5150
USA
ApplicationStep6 Upon receipt of application materials, a receipt for the application fee will be sent to you. In case your application materials are incomplete, please follow the directions issued by AU. When the Dean has approved acceptance of a student, an acceptance message and enrollment agreement form will be sent to the student.

 

 

Important Notes:

Official TOEFL or TOEIC score document

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate college-level proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Degree from an accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Transcript from an accredited institution indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit where the language of instruction was English (“B” average for Ed.D, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates; “C” average for TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 PBT / 213 CBT / 80 iBT (Doctoral); 530 PTB / 197 CBT / 71 iBT (Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 500 PBT / 173 CBT / 61 iBT (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum TOEIC score of 800 (Doctoral, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 625 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (Doctoral, Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 6.0 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report) of 58 (Doctoral); 50 (Masters, Graduate Programs & Graduate Certificates); 44 (TESOL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners Program or TESOL Undergrad).
  • A minimum BULATS Level 3 (60), accepted only for Cultura Inglesia in Brazil.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.


Official transcripts
Request that each college or university which you have attended send a transcript of your record in a sealed envelope. The courses you have taken, grades received, and, if applicable, the date and title of the degree conferred must be listed on each transcript. Each transcript must have the official seal or imprint of the institution as well. (Note: If the university does not routinely issue transcripts in English, original language records must be submitted with official English translations. We will accept translations issued by the university or a professional translating service. Translations must be exact and complete versions of the original records.) You may either submit all of your sealed transcripts with your application form, or have them sent directly to the Anaheim University Office of Admissions in Anaheim, California. Non-official transcripts may be submitted if official transcripts have been requested and will be sent at a later date.

Ed.D in TESOL Program applicants must have official MA transcripts, in a sealed envelope from the awarding institution. Applicants to the Ed.D program must hold an earned MA degree from an accredited institution in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a relevant area of education, with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent from non-USA institutions).

The DBA program requires a Masters degree in business administration, in a functional area of business, non-profit management, public administration, a JD degree, or other degree relating to managerial functions from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and/or CHEA, or by the government of the country in which the degree was awarded, and with an overall GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent from non-USA Institutions.

Licenses or Certificates
Please include photocopies of any licenses or certificates you hold which relate to the degree program to which you are applying. Do not submit originals as these materials will not be returned.

Resume
Please submit an up-to-date summary of your academic and professional accomplishments. An Ed.D. applicant must present a resume documenting a minimum of 4 years experience in some aspect of TESOL (teaching, teacher education or publishing. A DBA applicant must present a resume documenting a minimum of 5 years of work or teaching experience in a relevant area of business

Brief Statement
For MA in TESOL applicants, please write a brief (300 - 400 word) statement setting out why you have selected the Anaheim University program, what you hope to get out of it, and how it will help you in your present and future career.

Upon receipt of application materials, a receipt for your application fee payment will be sent to you. In the case that your application materials are incomplete, please follow the directions issued by AU. When the Dean has approved acceptance of a student, an acceptance message and enrollment agreement form will be sent to the student.

 

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