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English Language Learning, EdD

English Language Learning Specialization

The pedagogy of language acquisition is of great importance in not only today’s classrooms, but also the businesses and organizations with which we all interact. The Doctor of Education with a specialization in English Language Learning (ELL) program contributes to your preparation as an advanced practitioner and leader in the field. You will examine the teaching, assessing, and developing curriculum for English language learners through the eyes of an advanced practitioner or local leader. In the final course, you will consider significant issues in ELL education, and one of these issues might inspire your dissertation-in-practice. Please note that if you are seeking ELL/ESL certification, you should verify with appropriate state officials that this specialization meets applicable certification requirements.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
48 16 33 months
*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 with a Specialization in Early Childhood 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