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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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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 Master's 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 by the following professional translation services: Accredited Language Services; Berlitz; Liaison Linguistics; Josef Silny & Associates; American Evaluation & Translation Services (AETS); and Education Evaluators International. 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 Inglesa 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 $75 (Ed.D) per course 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, Minnesota, and Oregon due to regulatory matters. For more information, please call our Administrative Director at 714-772-3330.

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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. Details regarding the 2017 residential session are forthcoming.

Term Course Real-time Online Class time (Fridays CA time)
October 15 - December 16, 2018 EDU 702 Individual Differences in Language Learning and Teaching
EDU 732 Dissertation Writing
3:30 - 5:00 pm

January 7 - March 10, 2019 EDU 701 Interlanguage Pragmatics TBA
March 18 - May 19 EDU 703 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching TBA
May 27 - July 28 EDU 720 ELT Leadership and Management
EDU 732 Dissertation Proposal Writing
TBA
  2019 Residential Session  
August 5 - October 6 EDU 704 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers
EDU 730 Qualitative Research Methods
TBA
October 14 - December 15

EDU 710 Curriculum Design

TBA

All online class times are California/Pacific Time. Please note that California observes Daylight Savings Time each year from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

Comprehensive Exams are scheduled according to student need. Students who fail the Comprehensive Exam will be enrolled in a Study Term and assigned a professor to mentor them through the process of studying and synthesizing their coursework.  They will pay the standard tuition and records fee for this support and to re-sit the exam.  

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to take a required course when one is 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.

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 7 days)
$ 75
Registration Fee
(Non-refundable after 7 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 $ 1,200 / session (Room & Board not included)* $2,400  
Additional Fees
Transfer Credit Fee $ 75 / course (optional)
Original Transcript No cost
Each Additional Transcript Copy $ 25
End of Program Fees
Diploma No cost
Replacement Diploma $ 200 (optional)
Replacement Cover $ 75 (optional)
Official Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)

Degree Program Total $44,375 ++

 

*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 four-day residential sessions, it is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they have taken care of proper visa procedures, if required.

++Assumes completion in 19 terms. 

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The list of tuition fees does not include textbook fees. Textbooks average approximately $100 - $200 per course. Dissertation publishing and textbook fees are extra.   

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's 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). 

U.S. Diplomatic and Military Service Discount: From January 1, 2006, those who have served the U.S. 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.

 
Linh Phung"I would recommend the program to anyone who is currently working as a language teacher and wants to expand their knowledge and have access to leadership, research, and publication opportunities." – Chatham University English Language Program Director & AU Ed.D. in TESOL Graduate Dr. Linh Phung

 

The Online Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ed.D. in TESOL) degree program consists of 16 courses and a dissertation, and will take approximately three to four years to complete.

Course Duration: Each course is nine weeks long.

EDU 700 Instructed Second Language Acquisition 4 units
EDU 701 Interlanguage Pragmatics 4 units
EDU 702 Individual Learner Differences in Language Learning and Teaching 4 units
EDU 703 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching 4 units
EDU 704 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers 4 units
EDU 705 Language Testing 4 units
EDU 706 Special Topic 4 units
EDU 710 Curriculum Design 4 units
EDU 711 Technology and Language Education 4 units
EDU 712 ELT Materials Development 4 units
EDU 713 Special Topic 4 units
EDU 720 ELT Leadership and Management 4 units
EDU 721 Language Teacher Education 4 units
EDU 730 Qualitative Research Methods 4 units
EDU 731 Quantitative Research Methods 4 units
EDU 732 Dissertation Proposal Writing 4 units
EDU 733 Dissertation 12 units
  Total number of required units
including two four-day seminars:
76 units