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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 2020 residential session are forthcoming.

Term Course Real-time Online Class time (Fridays CA time)
Term 1: January 6 - March 8, 2020 EDU 702 Individual Differences in Language Learning and Teaching
EDU 731: Quantitative Research Methods*
EDU 706: Special topics*
*please note that these are paired courses and students are expected to take both

Term 2: March 16 - May 17, 2020 EDU 711: Technology and Language Education TBA
Term 3: May 25 - July 26, 2020 EDU 700: Instructed Second Language Acquisition*
EDU 713: Special Topics*
Term 4: August 3 - October 4, 2020 EDU 705: Language Testing
EDU 712: ELT Materials Development
*please note that these are paired courses and students are expected to take both
Term 5: October 12 - December 13, 2020 EDU 721: Language Teacher Education
EDU 732: Dissertation Proposal Writing


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.