Doctor of Philosophy in Education / English Language Learning
Northcentral University

Program Details

With this online PhD in English Language Learning, your goal will be to improve the existing body of academic knowledge within education.  Through your Northcentral coursework and dissertation process, you’ll either build upon existing research or add new research.  Developing your expertise through this research, alongside curriculum and policy, you’ll have the ability to lead other professionals in fostering the creation of programs and environments that successfully promote learning English as another language. This level of leadership could prove especially effective not only in schools, but also in the military or international nonprofits.  Specialization curriculum likely includes:

  • Second Language Foundations
  • Instructional Practices
  • Developing Curriculum for ESL Students


  • Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.