Doctor of Education in Second Language Instruction
American College of Education

Program Details

Enroll in this online foreign language degree and enhance professional opportunities.  Learn more about innovative curriculums, current technology, and instruction methods that are relevant to a language learner while gaining experience as a scholar practitioner.  Courses are divided into three areas: leadership, second language instruction, and a Focus of Study chosen by each student.  There are numerous options for a Focus of Study, and, depending on the employer, some of these may credential the student to teach at the post-secondary level.  Choose from such options as:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational and Community Organizations
  • International Education
  • Literacy
  • Online Education

There is also a General Track for those whose interests may not fall into one Focus of Study neatly.  

Unlike most doctoral degree programs, the development of dissertations is part of the coursework in these online teaching degrees.  Faculty support and guide you through conducting your own research and writing your five-chapter dissertation.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

School Accreditation & Licensing

American College of Education is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent