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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 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 2021 residential session are forthcoming.

Term Course Real-time Online Class time (Fridays CA time)
Term 1: January 4 - March 7, 2021 EDU 730 Qualitative Research Methods TBA

Term 2: March 15 - May 16, 2021 EDU 704 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers
EDU 710 Curriculum Design
Term 3: May 24 - July 26, 2021 EDU 720 ELT Leadership and Management
EDU 732 Dissertation Proposal Writing
Term 4: August 2 - October 3, 2021 EDU 701 Interlanguage Pragmatics
EDU 702 Individual Learner Differences in Language Teaching
Term 5: October 11 - December 12, 2021 EDU 703 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching 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.