Doctor of Education (90 points)
The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Doctor of Education degree with three tracks: second language acquisition, second language assessment, and language use. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information.
Students who did not receive their M.A. or Ed.M. from Teachers College will be expected to have completed all the required courses or their equivalent from the Ed.M. program.
Doctoral students have four types of requirements: concentration requirements, elective and breadth course requirements, research methods and statistics requirements, and doctoral candidacy requirements. All course decisions should be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor.
Transfer Courses (45 or 60 points):
- Students with an M.A. or Ed.M. from Teachers College can use up to 60 prior TC credits toward their Ed.D. program. Students from other institutions may be eligible to transfer up to 45 points from previous graduate study at an accredited institution. All points transferred must be from coursework relevant to the degree program enrolled in, and any transfer of points must meet the approval of the student's faculty advisor.
Candidacy Requirements (15 points; courses may be retaken):
- A&HL 5507 Research paper in applied linguistics (3)
- A&HL 6507 Doctoral seminar in applied linguistics (3)
- A&HL 7507 Dissertation seminar in applied linguistics (3)
- A&HL 8907 Dissertation advisement TESOL and applied linguistics (0)
When doctoral students reach approximately 45 points in the program and have been at Teachers College for at least one year, they are eligible to register for and attend a doctoral seminar every semester.
Doctoral preparation involves three successive stages:
- Development of qualitative and quantitative research literature and methods
- Identification of a dissertation topic
- Presentation of a prospectus
Doctoral students are required to demonstrate research preparedness in a substantive area by passing the research paper at the 5500 level, the certification exam and certification at the 6500 level, and the dissertation proposal at the 7500 level.
Students who fail a doctoral certification exam may re-take part or all of the exam one time. Faculty may petition the Ed.D or Ph.D committee to permit one additional retake for a student, if extraordinary circumstances apply.
Doctor of Education in TESOL (90 points; PK-12 education track)
The TESOL PK-12 education track requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree.
Concentration Requirements for TESOL PK-12 Education (9-15 points):
- A&HL 4030 Second language literacy development (3)
- A&HL 4104 Discourse analysis (3)
- A&HL 5577 Language teacher education: Supervision (3)
- A&HL 6207 Advanced fieldwork in AL and TESOL
- Various topics courses (3)
Research Methods and Statistics Requirements for TESOL PK-12 Education (15 points, chosen with advisor's approval):
To ensure that students have the skills to do scholarly research in an area of concentration, they are required to take a minimum of 6 points in research methods, statistics, and measurement. Depending on the type of dissertation, they may be asked to take additional courses in linguistic analysis, qualitative methods, or quantitative methods.
- A&HL 5575 Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
- Four courses from the following:
- C&T 5502 Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum & teaching (3)
- HUDM 4050 Introduction to measurement (3)
- HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3)
- ITSF 5000 Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
- ITSF 5016 Ethnography of education (3)
Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 points):
- Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):
- A&HL 4105 Conversation analysis (3)
- A&HL 5008 Interlanguage analysis (3)
- A&HL 5011 Technology-based language teaching and materials design (3)
- A&HL 5087 Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
- A&HL 5105 Classroom discourse (3)
- A&HL 6040 Classroom-based language assessment (3)
- Out-of-program breadth courses (6 points of any combination):
- Various topical courses in bilingual/bicultural education (2-3)
- A&HE 4150 Teaching literacies in the secondary math, science, and the humanities (2-3)
- A&HF 4194 Dialogue and difference in the multicultural classrom (2-3)
- A&HW 5030 Diversity and the social studies curriculum (2-3)
- BBSN 5070 Neural bases of language and cognitive development (2-3)
- BBSQ 5044 Speech and language perception and processing (2-3)
- C&T 4001 Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms (2-3)
- HUDK 4029 Human cognition and learning (2-3)
- ITSF 4025 Languages, society, and schools (2-3)
- MSTC 4007 Urban and multicultural science education (2-3)
- MSTM 5010 Mathematics in the elementary school (2-3)
- MSTU 4008 Information technology and education (2-3)
- ORLJ 5046 Intercultural communications in organizational contexts (2-3)
Transfer Courses (up to 45 points; see above)
Candidacy Requirements (15 points; see above)