|Programmes :||Doctor of Philosophy Program in English for Professional Development|
|• Plan 2.1: Coursework (30 Credits) and Dissertation (36 Credits)
This programme’s primary objective is to create professionals with high proficiency in English, particularly to serve as teachers or lecturers in educational institutions and education administrators in international educational organisations. The programme also attempts to create amongst educational personnel an understanding of planning and policy-setting processes, as well as academic and researching skills needed for the creation and innovative application of English-language knowledge for professional development.
The graduates are expected to possess the following qualities:
1. Well-developed knowledge of English-language teaching, with an emphasis on building English-language knowledge and skills for professional pursuit and teaching English as a foreign language in international settings;
2. Understanding of social, economic and cultural issues related to the role of the English language, which would serve as a foundation for international collaboration;
3. Abidance by professional ethics, social etiquette and moral principles;
4. Educational administration skills for international projects and educational institutions, from the elementary to tertiary levels, and ability to enhance the potential of educational programmes for owners or operators of international institutions or English-language schools, in response to the community’s, society’s and country’s needs;
5. Ability to apply their knowledge to conducting research for professional development, in order to invent learning and teaching innovations to assist teaching of English for advanced level communication, at regional, national and international levels;
6. Enhanced skills in communicating in English with Thais and citizens of ASEAN countries where English is the main medium of communication; and
7. Fully developed knowledge, understanding and ability concerning policy setting, management, and operational evaluation for English-language programmes at various levels, in keeping with particular social and cultural contexts.