With the pedagogy of language acquisition becoming an important part of today's classrooms and businesses environments, Northcentral University has designed and created their online Doctor of Education (EdD) English as a Second Language (ESL)/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) degree program to be a flexible option for developing the knowledge needed for building successful programs to enhance the learning of the English language, to assess skills of diverse students and to design instruction with bilingual materials.
Northcentral University's expert faculty have created this program to focus on second language (L2) methods and materials as well as theory and practice related to the four important components of language learning will be addressed.
This online degree in English as a Second Language (ESL) / English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) offers a number of online education courses that focus on topics, such as:
- Instructional Practices
- Foundations of Instruction
- Evaluation of Diverse Learners
- Bilingual Instructional Methods
- Developing Curriculum for ESOL Learners
- Curriculum Development for ESL/Bilingual
- Second Language Foundations
This online EdD in English as a Second Language will prepare teachers to: assess the needs of English Language Learners (ELL) and develop curriculum materials and effective teaching methods for ELLs enrolled in both Structured English Immersion programs and mainstream classes.
A practicum is possible for this level of study in English as a Second Language. (Note: Learners seeking ESL/ESOL certification should verify with appropriate state officials that this specialization meets applicable certification requirements.)
Students must have a Masters degree from an accredited institution.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission