AU President Emeritus and former Dean of the Graduate School of Education 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:
One of the primary deciding factors for students who choose the Anaheim University Doctor of Education in TESOL is the quality of the highly esteemed faculty who teach AU students in weekly live webcam classes.
This area is broad-based. It aims to provide students with the disciplinary knowledge that forms TESOL. It addresses the linguistic, psycholinguistic, psychological and sociolinguistic foundations of language teaching. On completing the courses in this area, students will have developed a clear understanding of theories of language learning, and of the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of different language teaching approaches, instructional materials, and language testing.
This area is more practice-oriented. It examines the principles that inform the design and evaluation of courses in language teaching. It provides students with an opportunity to engage in projects directly related to TESOL and thereby to develop the skills required of leaders in the field.
This area seeks to lay the ground for students’ ongoing professional development. It focuses narrowly on two key domains of professional activity in TESOL - ELT management and teacher education.
While students will have been introduced to a range of research relevant to TESOL in the other areas of the Ed.D, this area seeks to develop the knowledge and skills needed to design research studies and to collect and analyze data. It provides a platform for the students’ work on their dissertation.
In addition, students will complete a dissertation (EDU 733 Dissertation) worth 12 credits
Students must pass a qualifying exam after the first year of course work (at least five courses) in order to continue in the program. A comprehensive exam must be successfully completed after all course work is done before the student may advance to the dissertation stage of the program.
The Anaheim University Graduate School of Education prides itself on pioneering the field of TESOL in the mid-1990s with the world's first Masters in TESOL program to be taught online in real time.
The AU Ed.D. in TESOL degree program allows you to study online while working full time and fulfilling your personal responsibilities. This provides you with the opportunity to apply what you learn today in the classroom tomorrow. The courses are taught 100% online, and you also have the opportunity to meet your renowned faculty and classmates from around the world at two x four-day residential sessions that are held annually in California as well as at other select locations. The residential sessions are typically held from a Thursday to a Sunday or a Saturday to Tuesday, allowing you to minimize the time you will need to be away from work.
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