Doctor of Education major in Literature and Language Education Curriculum

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The Doctor of Education major in Literature and Language Education (EdD-LLE) curriculum is intended for teachers, researchers and administrators who wish to gain expertise in English language and literature teaching across varied education levels and settings.

The program offers mastery of theories in English language and literature teaching and learning and training in crafting, managing and supervising language and literature programs, alongside production and development of instructional materials and curricula for literature and language teaching and learning.

The EdD-LLE curriculum is composed of 60 units intended to be taken in a continuous three-year period. Of these, 48 units involve academic coursework while 12 units is dedicated to dissertation writing.

Click or tap on each year level for more information about the list of courses per semester. You may also click on the course code and title for more detailed information about each course, including prerequisite courses (if any) and total number of hours per semester.



First Semester

EDUC 360 – Qualitative Methods of Research
This course equips students with knowledge of the principles and methods of qualitative research and introduces data collection and analysis procedures. Students learn to critique qualitative research studies and conduct a qualitative research project for this course.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 362 – Comparative Philosophy of Education
This course is designed to provide students with a historical perspective that will help them appreciate the historical value of milestones in education and the basic philosophical understanding that will enable them to arrive at a logical and systematic theory of education.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 363 – Philosophy of Values and Ethics
This course is an advanced study of the philosophical basis and development of values. It includes the analysis of various strategies that promote clarification of values and resolution of moral dilemmas.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9

Second Semester

EDUC 361 – Quantitative Methods of Research with Statistical Analysis
This course deals with advanced statistical concepts focusing on methodologies used in social researches and on quantitative statistical analysis. It includes the use statistical software with hands-on experience.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 365 – Management of School Systems
This course deals with principles, practices and techniques of managing school systems. It includes an in-depth analysis of selected problems and issues related to the functions and administration of the school system.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

LLE 306 – Socio-Psycholinguistics
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Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9

Summer Term

LLE 300 – Trends in Literature Education
This course is a survey of a various genres, strategies, and methodologies in education, with an emphasis on selection criteria and implementation of literature-based programs in the classrooms.

Students are expected to be exposed to the trends and issues in literature-related educational programs, including topics related to censorship, gender roles, violence, as well as political and social themes.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

LLE 301 – Management of Language and Literature Programs
This is a practical course that aims to provide students a hand-on experience in designing and managing language and literature programs, theoretical principles of program creation and management, as well as program assessment, evaluation and revision.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

LLE 302 – Language and Literature Assessment and Evaluation
This course is a study of educational assessment procedures and instruments and their interpretation and application in preparing educational environments in both language and literature.

Students will develop comprehensive evaluation plans, design criterion-referenced tests and observational systems, and assess individual language and literature programs.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9




First Semester

EDUC 371 – Advanced Studies in Curriculum and Instruction
This course discusses contemporary issues in the development, design and implementation of the curriculum from the perspectives of planning, supervision and leadership. Practical issues of curriculum and instruction are introduced in the context of history and theory.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 372 – Advanced Communication Skills for School Managers
This course aims to improve and enhance the communication skills of school managers.

As educational leaders, they are expected to make formal and informal presentations using appropriate language and style, prepare memos and written reports clearly and accurately, actively listen to the viewpoints and positions of others, contribute to discussions, and convey opinions and recommendations effectively.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

LLE 303 – Service Learning in English Language Education
This course is a survey of a various genres, strategies, and methodologies in education, with an emphasis on selection criteria and implementation of literature-based programs in the classrooms.

Students are expected to be exposed to the trends and issues in literature-related educational programs, including topics related to censorship, gender roles, violence, as well as political and social themes.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

LLE 304 – Trends in Language Education
This course aims to critically evaluate the contemporary English Language Teaching (ELT) methodologies based on a number of recent developments in applied linguistics for language teaching.

In addition, this course explores the bases of these developments, examines the procedures by which underlying concepts have been translated into practice, and discusses some of the emergent professional approaches and trends.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 12

Second Semester

EDUC 364 – Perspectives in Philippine Education
This course is designed to provide students with the foundations of education that will help them arrive at a logical and systematic prospective of education in the Philippine History.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

LLE 305 – Development and Production of Instructional Materials
This course deals with the study of instructional materials that educational administrators need to supervise as far as development and production are concerned.

It deals with instructional materials that may consist of textbooks, consumables, learning, laboratories, slides, films and filmstrips, recordings, manipulative, instructional computer programs, online services, laser discs, CD-ROM, and other commonly accepted instructional tools.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

LLE 307 – Advanced Pedagogical Grammar
This course aims to provide students an in-depth knowledge of an understanding of describing, learning, and teaching second language grammars so that they are able to contribute to the current practice, discussion, and research surrounding second language grammar teaching.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9


Comprehensive Examination
Upon completion of all academic coursework, students are required to take the comprehensive examination, which they must pass prior proceeding to dissertation writing in the next academic year.

Prerequisite: All academic coursework (48 units)
Credits: N/A
Number of hours: N/A




First Semester

EDUC 378 – Dissertation Writing 1
Students select a dissertation topic, conduct a literature review, formulate research questions, identify appropriate data collection and analysis methods, establish a research and writing timeline, and write a dissertation proposal.

A dissertation teacher is assigned to guide each student. The completed proposal is formally defended before a Dissertation Panel composed of five faculty members.

Prerequisite: Comprehensive examination
Credits: Six (6) units
Number of hours: N/A

Total units: 6

Second Semester

EDUC 378 – Dissertation Writing 2
After the student passes the dissertation proposal defense, he/she enrolls in Dissertation Writing 3 and 4, and proceeds with data-gathering, data analysis and final write-up of the dissertation under the guidance of the dissertation adviser.

The final research report is formally defended before the Dissertation Final Defense Panel.

Prerequisite: EDUC 378 (Dissertation Writing 1)
Credits: Six (6) units
Number of hours: N/A

Total units: 6

Total program units: 60


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