English Language Learning, EdD

English Language Learning Specialization

Assessing the best method of English language acquisition is of extreme importance in both educational and business environments. NCU’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in English Second Language (ESL) specialization provides a strong knowledge base to build successful programs to support those who are learning English as a second language, to assess skills of diverse students and to design bilingual instruction. Under the guidance of your mentoring professors, you will explore curriculum design, the basics of second language curricular needs, and how to adapt the content curriculum for ESL students. Additionally, you’ll focus on effective teaching methods and critically examine the theoretical foundations and recent research findings that inform second language classroom practices. Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to put new methods and approaches into practice in many diverse ESL settings.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EDD 48 16 40 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-to-one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Education Learning Outcomes
  • Recommend policies advancing equity and social justice in educational organizations
  • Select ethical and regulatory compliant actions supporting the mission and vision of organizations
  • Develop leadership skills through the integration of theoretical constructs with professional practice
  • Create strategic and tactical plans to improve organizations
  • Construct theory-informed decisions for addressing complex problems of practice