Doctorate Degrees in TESOL

Compare 2 PhD Programs in TESOL

A PhD is a globally recognized postgraduate academic degree awarded by higher education institutions and universities to scholars submitting a dissertation based on original and extensive research in a chosen field. Students aspiring to this level work with a mentor to develop a research project on a given subject.

What is a PhD in TESOL? The program is ideal for practicing educators to learn more about researching and applying education theory in the profession of teaching English to speakers of other languages. It is designed to prepare higher education supervisors, ESL teachers, researchers, teacher educators, curriculum developers and administrators for careers in an evolving industry. Program focus includes applied ESL and EFL research, curriculum and materials development, teacher training, integration of technology in ESL, TESOL methodology and theory, and psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural factors of second language acquisition.

The benefits of a TESOL doctorate include acquiring the ability to evaluate research, developing a deeper understanding of the role of linguistics, and promoting the impact of cultural and social factors in teaching a second language.

Costs for the PhD program vary among institutions. Students interested in enrolling in a TESOL doctorate should research the various programs available and request cost expectations from individual schools.

Graduates earning a TESOL doctorate can expect to find a variety of different career opportunities in higher education. However, there are many other occupations for students to explore. These include admissions specialist, center executive director, academic manager, admissions manager, professional development superintendent, language specialist, and policy and communications administrator. Others may consider academic advising, tutoring, or writing and editing textbooks or program curriculum.

Because of the high demand for TESOL PhD programs, many international options are available. Distance learning platforms are flexible and convenient for today’s busy professionals. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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PhD TESOL

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

Aims and Objectives: to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL. [+]

PhDs in TESOL. Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in TESOL ? Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time and Part time study Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: Aims and Objectives: 1. to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL; 2. to further students’ understanding and knowledge of English language teaching. 3. to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, and applied linguistics research. Career Prospects: The programme provides excellent career opportunities for those who wish to become professionals in education and English language teaching, working for educational establishments such as the Ministry of Education, public and private universities or public and private schools as academics or administrators. Graduation Requirements The student must complete the thesis and all other programme requirements. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme, students will be able to: 1. Acquire a strong theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, applied linguistics research and TESOL methodology which merit publication. 2. Conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge that contributes to theory and practice; 3. Evidence competence in the use methodologies in TESOL inquiry and exhibit skills in the use of data analysis. [-]

PhD in TESOL Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

New for 2016, the PhD in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Research is a unique programme, offered at the University of Stirling. This ground-breaking programme will develop your research skills to a professional level, which is characteristic of a PhD degree, and support your learning through seven modules, a feature of taught doctorates. [+]

New for 2016, the PhD in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Research is a unique programme, offered at the University of Stirling. This ground-breaking programme will develop your research skills to a professional level, which is characteristic of a PhD degree, and support your learning through seven modules, a feature of taught doctorates. During your time at Stirling, your learning will be facilitated by tutors who have extensive expertise in TESOL, research methods and/or educational theories. This is a novel PhD programme across the UK, which is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. If you are interested in investigating language use, teaching and/or learning, this PhD programme will be of interest to you. The PhD will challenge the boundaries of your academic knowledge and will be a rewarding experience both personally and professionally. Is a PhD in TESOL Research for me? This program will appeal to you should you wish to develop your research skills and to become an autonomous researcher. Our PhD in TESOL Research will provide you with an opportunity to go beyond what would be required from a Master’s of Research (MRes) and an Educational Doctorate (EdD) in that you will produce a more substantial 60,000-word thesis. Before embarking on your thesis investigation, the program will foster your research skill development through seven taught modules on TESOL, research methods and educational theories. This academic support is one of the key differences between the University of Stirling’s PhD in TESOL Research and other comparable PhD programs currently on offer in the UK. By attaining a PhD you will achieve something significant. This qualification will mark you out as an expert researcher in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. You will achieve new skills in understanding complex matters, sharpen your problem solving abilities, increase your confidence as a researcher and expand your knowledge of the field while also enjoying the PhD experience, which is an often overlooked aspect of the process. The academic environment at Stirling will not only give you freedom and challenges, but it will also provide you with numerous chances for intellectual debate with fellow experts. Your PhD journey will shape your future like no other qualification – academically, professionally and personally. TOP Reasons To Study With Us Educational research has a long and much admired history at the University of Stirling. In The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Education had the highest quality of research outputs of any Scottish University, with 100% of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent. You will make an original contribution to scholarship and will be awarded the title of PhD in TESOL Research, a unique qualification that highlights your thorough knowledge in this area. You will be affiliated with Education within the Faculty of Social Sciences, an excitingly vibrant academic division, which is consistently ranked within the top 10 in the UK across all ranking tables. Because of the distinctive design of this PhD programme, you will be supported in your knowledge/research development process from the very start of your studies. You will benefit from a flexible programme delivered intensively (mostly on Fridays), allowing you to read and research extensively. Course objectives This unique PhD programme provides you with an ideal opportunity to develop your knowledge and research skills in TESOL in a multicultural environment. It will be of interest to those who have a background in Languages, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field as well as to language teaching practitioners who have a keen interest in research. As a student on the programme, you will have the chance to investigate a topic of your choice in a systematic and thorough way. You will have access to numerous options for further development offered by the Stirling Graduate School and by the Faculty of Social Sciences. TESOL students are also invited to our reading group meetings as well as to our English Language Teaching and Research (ELTR) events, which are delivered by leading researchers/professionals. On completion, you will be a well-rounded professional researcher who has knowledge of the wider educational field, is proficient in the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods, has the skills needed to research any area within TESOL, and is able to make a contribution to scholarly knowledge and professional practice. What makes us different? ... [-]