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Students enrolled in Northcentral University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in General Education program have an opportunity to choose their specialization based on their personal and professional interests. Read on to learn more about the Doctor of Education with a specialization in General Education program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a specialization in General Education

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Northcentral University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in General Education program should have good research skills and an interest in teaching and educational administration. Applicants to Northcentral University's online doctoral programs must possess a master's degree from an accredited university.

Program Description:

Northcentral University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in General Education program is designed to allow students to select courses to match their personal and career goals. The degree program also includes an applied research dissertation, which a student must successfully complete before the degree can be awarded. The curriculum also includes basic foundation courses and foundation and methods classes. Some of these courses include Research Design, Qualitative Methods, and Advanced Scholarly Writing.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

54 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

Required Courses for a Doctor of Education with a Specialization in General Education:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Basic Foundation Courses (6 credits)

  • EDU 7101: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • EDU 7001: Advanced Scholarly Writing

Foundation and Methods Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 7002: Educational Research Methodology
  • EDU 7003: Statistics I
  • EDU 7702: Research Design (Methods Course 1)
  • EDU 7705: Qualitative Methods (Methods Course 2)
  • EDU 7707: Planning Dissertation Research in Education (Methods Course 3)

Doctoral Examination Course (3 credits)

  • CMP 9400E: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • DIS 9401E: Doctoral Dissertation Research I
  • DIS 9402E: Doctoral Dissertation Research II
  • DIS 9403E: Doctoral Dissertation Research III
  • DIS 9404E: Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

Please note: The courses below are only examples. Students in the General Education program may choose their own specialization courses.

  • ED 7004: School Law
  • ED 7008: Educating a Diversity of Students
  • ED 7012: Educational Leadership
  • ED 7014: Practices in School Organization
  • ED 7016: Supervision and Leadership in Schools
  • ED 7017: Systems Dynamics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Doctor of Education with a specialization in General Education program have an opportunity to pursue jobs in the field. Potential employers may include nonprofits that focus on educational policy, government agencies, the public school system, and universities and colleges. Job candidates should able to demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills. Some possible careers may include:

  • Dean of students
  • University professor
  • High school principal
  • Policy analyst