This curriculum of the Doctoral Degree Program in English Language Teaching (ELT) has been revised and reconstructed in accordance with the policy of Kerangka Kualifikasi Nasional Indonesia (Indonesia National Qualification Framework) 2012. The description of the curriculum covers the History, the Vision, Missions, and Objectives of the Doctoral Degree Program, followed by the graduate profile and target competencies. The curriculum structure is presented to show the distribution of the courses in the program.

Accreditation Status

Based on the decree of the National Accreditation Council No.139/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/S/IV/2015, the Doctoral Degree Program in English Language Teaching has been accredited A (effective until April 6, 2020).


Based on the regulation of the Minister of Higher Education and Science no. 19, dated July 20, 1962, as of 1968, the Institute for Teacher Training and Education Malang (IKIP Malang) initiated higher education for sarjanas to obtain a doctoral degree through the Graduate Program, Institute for Teacher Training and Education Malang. The courses were offered and undertaken in cooperation with the Ford Foundation. Subsequently, this program was integrated into a Doctoral Study Program without coursework.

As an outcome of the government’s commitment to improving the quality of the faculty members of Higher Education Institutions in Indonesia, the Directorate General of Higher Education established the TMPD (Tim Managemen Pendidikan Doktor) or the Management Team for Doctoral Education in 1975, which was a team responsible for doctoral education held both in Indonesia and abroad. In an attempt to improve the quality of academics in Teacher Training Institutions, IKIP Malang, IKIP Bandung, and IKIP Jakarta were selected to assume the responsibility to establish Doctoral Programs with scholarships.

In line with this, IKIP Malang commissioned a committee to draft the concept of the establishment of a postgraduate program (at the beginning of 1976). The drafts prepared by the committee were reported in the Preparation for Doctoral Studies Report, IKIP Malang. This report was the basis for the university to offer doctoral studies commencing in February 1976. The study programs offered were Education (1976), English Language Education (1976), Biology Education (1976), and Economics Education (1979).

In 1980 the concept of post-graduate education underwent some development. This led to the division of the Postgraduate Program into Doctoral Degree (S3) Programs and Master’s Degree (S2) Programs. Accordingly, IKIP Malang opened several Master’s Degree Programs, one of which was in English Language Education.

Based on the Presidential Decree of the Republic of Indonesia No. 60/1982, dated September 7, 1982, the Doctoral Study program was officially changed to the Postgraduate and Doctoral Program (PDP). A year later, with the Decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture No. 0146/0/1983, dated March 5, 1983, the PDP was changed to the Postgraduate Faculty. Then, with the Government Regulation No. 30, the Postgraduate Faculty was amended from faculty to program, with the current name of Graduate Program.

At present, both the Master’s Degree and the Doctoral Degree programs have been accredited. Based on the decree of the National Accreditation Council, no. 022/BAN-PT/Ak-VI/S2/II/2009, dated February 20, 2009, the Master’s Degree program in English Language Teaching has been accredited B (effective until February 2014).  The Doctoral Degree program in English Language Teaching has been accredited A (effective until October 20, 2014) based on the decree of the National Accreditation Council No.008/BAN-PT/Ak-VIII/S3/X/2009, dated October 30, 2009.



The Doktor (Ph.D) degree program in English Language Teaching is a provider of an outstanding ICT-based Higher Education which is anticipative of global developments and future situations in English language teaching.


Based on its vision in line with the Strategic Plan (RENSTRA) of the Graduate Program 2015-2019 and of the Facuty of Letters 2015-2019, the Doctoral Degree Program is responsible for running its threefold missions of Higher Education (Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi) to conduct education, research, and community services. It also seeks more cooperation with other institutions to support the mission of and academic advancements in ELT.


  1. Improve the equality of access to ELT education for society, and to produce qualified ELT experts, practitioners, and educators.
  2. Improving the quality, relevance, and competitiveness of the ELT education program in response to global needs.


Increase the quality, relevance, and competitiveness of ELT research in response to current issues in ELT related development and research.

Community services

  1. Increase the quality and relevance of community services in disseminating current policies and solving ET related problems.
  2. Develop competitiveness of ELT-related services in response to the current ELT development, issues, and research.

Cooperation with other Institutions

  1. Build a clean and reputable organization to strengthen management, accountability, credibility, and public image both nationally and internationally.
  2. Foster cooperation with local, regional, national, and international institutions to help reach the educational goals.


The objectives of the program are developed based on the basis of threefold mission of the Doctoral Degree Program in ELT in conjunction with other institutions.

  1. To make access to the S3 Program easier and more practical by using on-line applications for admission, entrance selection tests, registration and other relevant academic as well as administrative affairs.
  2. To conduct teaching and learning activities that develop students’ autonomy in developing their competence and skills related to ELT.
  3. To control students’ dissertation topics to ensure their relevance to ELT issues, so that they contribute to the development of ELT practices, theories, and other ELT-related problems.
  4. To conduct a very intensive advisory program consisting of research methodology courses, research proposal writing, advisory conferences, research proposal seminars, data collection and report writing, in order to produce dissertations and research based academic articles.
  5. To disseminate current policies and solve ELT-related problems of teachers at all school levels.
  6. To conduct seminars and workshops for lecturers and teachers of other institutions.

Learning Outcomes

Graduate Profile

Experts in developing and discovering theories, principles, formulas, and models of English Language Teaching at all levels: primary, secondary, higher Education, and in non-formal education, through research that contributes to the development of ELT in Indonesia.

Target Competencies

The Main Competencies

  1. The ability to develop new knowledge and technology in English Language Teaching through research to produce creative, original, and competitive theories.
  2. The ability to solve practical problems in English Language Teaching through inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplined approaches.
  3. The ability to independently manage, lead, and develop Research and Development for higher quality ELT development and the ability to get both national and international recognition.

The Supporting Competencies

  1. The ability to develop assessment instruments in English language teaching and to collect research data that measures English skills for educational purposes.
  2. A mastery of linguistics principles which will serve as the basis for TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and conducting research in second/foreign language acquisition.
  3. The ability to apply advanced linguistics knowledge in solving learning, teaching and research problems in the field of TEFL and SLA.

Learning Procedures

Enrollment Procedure

Registration procedure, schedule, and selection system of new students for study program Sarjana (B.A.) in English Language Teaching is conducted through selection system held by Universitas Negeri Malang.


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