Conduct groundbreaking scholarly research and make a global impact as a leader in the field with this 90-point Doctor of Education in TESOL, PK-12.
* Fall 2020 deadline extended to May 1.
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):
Candidacy Requirements (15 points; courses may be retaken):
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:
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.
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):
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.
Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 points):
Transfer Courses (up to 45 points; see above)
Candidacy Requirements (15 points; see above)