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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 2 - March 5, 2023

EDU 710 Curriculum Design

EDU 732 Dissertation Writing Proposal


Term 2: March 13 - May 14, 2023

EDU 702 Individual Learner Differences in Language Teaching

EDU 730 Qualitative Research Methods

Term 3: May 22 - July 24, 2023

EDU 704 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers

Term 4: July 31 - October 1, 2023 EDU 701 Interlanguage Pragmatics

Term 5: October 9 - December 10, 2023 EDU 721: Language Teacher Education 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.