Doctorate in Education in TESOL

An ingrained respect for every language. A deep appreciation for every culture. An unquenchable curiosity for the science behind linguistics.

These are the characteristics common to the student in the Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. Characteristics that help you thrive at Alliant International University’s California School of Education.

With an EdD in TESOL, the world is your lesson plan, the pupil your canvas. It’s a doctoral program designed to give you a distinct skillset in helping learners cultivate the same respect, appreciation, and curiosity for language you’ve embraced. This program marries theory with methodology, taking you from abstract to application. Sociolinguistic factors of second language development meet psycholinguistic considerations, showing you the impact of culture and identity on language learning. Listening becomes interpretation, which leads to evaluation and a profound understanding of how to design and implement teacher training programs.

You will determine technology’s role in the second language curriculum. You will conduct field research and present your findings. And you will also discover your passion for the practice.

And you will discover how you can open hearts and minds to the beauty of a foreign language.

An Outlook To Look Forward To

Those who seek the EdD in TESOL degree program seek to understand the science behind second language learning. The pioneers who respect the complexity of all languages. Who demand innovation in surmounting it.

Those who earn the EdD in TESOL degree program can turn their experience into expertise and their expertise into leadership. The kind of leadership that can expand your professional possibilities.

Join English as a Foreign Language and ESL programs at colleges and universities across the globe, where you could hold positions as faculty or program leadership.

The skillset earned within the EdD in TESOL is perfect for taking on policy change at the national and international levels, within government and non-governmental organizations alike.

You’ll have banked enough knowledge within the program to know what can be done better. And then do it. You will be able to develop texts and learning materials to benefit not only English-language learners but their instructors.

Alliant Choice

We don’t take it lightly when a student chooses us for their education. Making Alliant International University your home means choosing more than just a school. It means choosing quality, from faculty to finish.

Learning at Alliant is not just about coursework, though that’s paramount. It’s not just about internships, though they’re vital. The greatness of an institution of higher education can be found in the harmonious balance of both scholarship and hands-on training. It’s also found in those you are learning with, learning from, and how you will transform your education into impact.

The Doctorate in Education in TESOL degree program is currently offered at Alliant’s beautiful San Diego, California campus. In our interconnected world, homogeny has been replaced with heterogeneity. At Alliant, it’s not about “fitting in,” because there is no one way to be. Our student body is uniquely diverse, they come from a world of backgrounds and they’ve all had a unique experience. Your exposure to this wealth of diverse experiences will help shape you into a more culturally refined individual, while still sharing the one thing that all of our students have in common: A desire to better the world.

Helpful. Supportive. Open. These are just some of the ways our staff has been described by students. From application to graduation, we are here to help you succeed. And our faculty? They’re some of the best in their field, working professionals who are not only intimately familiar with changing trends but are often the ones making change happen.

We know that everyone has a unique story and situation. That is why we tailor our programs to fit the needs of first-time freshmen and transfer students alike. We firmly believe that education should be accessible to all. Alliant will meet you right where you are. Right when y

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Contact an Alliant admissions counselor today to learn more about our Doctorate in Education in TESOL program at 1-866-825-5426.