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 in TESOL

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 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. [+]

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 ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

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; to further students’ understanding and knowledge of English language teaching. to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, and applied linguistics research. Career Prospects ... [-]

PhD in TESOL Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2018 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... [-]