Second Language Instruction 

American College of Education

Doctorate Online
42 months
23914 USD/year
23914 USD/year
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The Doctorate of Education in Second Language Instruction offered by American College of Education is designed for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level.

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Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the Second Language Instruction program offered by American College of Education  in as little as three years.

Students will gain experience as a scholar practitioner with the necessary skills to utilize innovative curriculum, current technology, and instruction methods relevant to second language learners’ educational needs in a variety of professional settings. Students engage in scholarly research throughout the coursework to support their final dissertation at the end of their program.

Tailored Dissertation Approach 

Designed to provide support when doctoral students need it the most: during the dissertation. You’ll complete the dissertation in a structured, faculty-supported course sequence.


Choose from 13 Focus of Study options to tailor your program. Each Focus of Study includes six courses to fit your career goals.


Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Foundations of Second Language Learners
  • Methods and Materials for Second Language Instruction
  • Professional Advocacy and Leadership for Second Language Learners
  • Understanding Linguistics and Second Language Learners
  • Technology for Second Language Instruction
  • Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching Second Language Learners
  • Applied Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines




64 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript showing Masters' or doctoral level
  • Provisional admission is not permitted
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume
  • Submit a goal statement, demonstrating a clear expression of purpose and anticipated personal and professional goals
  • Complete an Interview ​
  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an NACES-recommended agency.
  • Texas applicants may only submit evaluations from agencies approved by the Texas Education Agency.
  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to the education/accreditation level required for the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23914 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23914 USD per year and a duration of 42 months.
  • National

    23914 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23914 USD per year and a duration of 42 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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