Doctor of Education in TESOL (Ed.D) Program Fees

Affordable Pay-As-You-Learn System: Pay for only one course at a time.

Application and Registration Fees
Application Fee
(Non-refundable after 7 days)
$ 75
Registration Fee
(Non-refundable after 7 days)
STRF Fee* (non-refundable, CA residents only) $0
Per Course Fees
Tuition Fee
($500 per credit x four credits)
$2,000 / course taken
Records Fee $ 200 / term
Per Course Fee Total: $2,200
Residential Session Fees
 Residential Fee per session attended $ 1,500 / session (Room & Board not included)** $3,000  
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 $ 100 (optional)
Official Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)

Degree Program Total $44,975 ++


**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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Books, materials, dissertation publishing fees and the CITI certification fee (will be extra, and are expected to average U.S.$200 per course.  

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.

*Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF): The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) is administered by the California BPPE and applies only to California residents. The STRF fee is currently zero ($0) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

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.

Students interested in inquiring about non-interest-bearing monthly payment plan options should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuition may be paid on a course-by-course basis. 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).


Anaheim University Doctor of Education in TESOL Program Director Dr. Rod EllisDoctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program Designer Dr. Rod Ellis

Earn your accredited Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ed.D. in TESOL) online while studying face-to-face with Anaheim University's  TESOL professors and classmates through live weekly online HD webcam classes and at 2 four-day on-campus residential sessions.


  • Weekly Online HD Webcam classes with AU's TESOL faculty
  • 16 online courses + Dissertation
  • 2 four-day residential sessions in California and other parts of the world
  • Earn an accredited Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL in 3-4 years while working full-time
  • Reasonable tuition

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Program Objectives

The Ed.D. in TESOL degree program aims to develop the knowledge and skills to:

  • form a critical understanding of the interdisciplinary literature that informs the field of TESOL
  • evaluate research-based evidence and consider its relevance to TESOL
  • design and evaluate curricula and instructional materials
  • undertake a leadership role in TESOL
  • design and conduct research studies that address pedagogical issues relevant to TESOL

Studying online fit my schedule perfectly. I enjoyed the online experience at Anaheim University because it allowed students to work independently as well as collaboratively. It also incorporated weekly live lectures, which were important in pushing us to complete all the necessary work before the lecture. The fact that the students and professor were on camera together once a week created a better sense of community.” – Chatham University English Language Program Director & AU Ed.D. in TESOL Graduate Dr. Linh Phung

Anaheim University Graduate School of Education Dean Dr. David NunanAU President Emeritus and former Dean of the Graduate School of Education Dr. David Nunan teaching a live webcam class

The Anaheim University Graduate School of Education offers a cutting-edge online Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ed.D. in TESOL) degree program. Experience the following AU advantages:


  • Experience AU's TESOL professors through live webcam classes
  • Receive Doctor of Education in TESOL through the flexibility of online learning
  • Meet your professors and classmates from around the world face-to-face at 2 residential sessions
  • Earn your Doctoral degree in approximately 3-4 years while working full-time
  • Improve your teaching skills and qualifications


  • 16 x 9 week Online Courses + Dissertation
  • Weekly live webcam classes
  • New terms begin every 10 weeks
  • 1 Course = 4 Credit Points
  • Ed.D. in TESOL Program = 76 Credit Points
  • 2 x 4 day residential sessions. Sessions held annually in California or other select locations.
  • Total duration = approximately 3-4 years

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