Doctor - Education: Curriculum & Teaching

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The Doctor of Education program with a specialization in Curriculum & Teaching at Northcentral University is designed to give you a better idea of what particular abilities and knowledge you will need to implement curriculum and teaching strategies in education. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Education program with a specialization in Curriculum & Teaching at Northcentral University is focused on helping you expand your knowledge on educational practices and develop new techniques that could help you in a future career. Courses will cover a variety of topics, ranging from basics like foundations for graduate studies to more exact topics, such as curriculum planning and design. You also have the opportunity to choose from a number of electives so you can better focus on areas where you have particular interests or talents. You will be required to pass all your courses with at least a B average, successfully complete a doctoral comprehensive exam, and write an acceptable applied research dissertation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying for this program, you should have a love of helping others succeed and a patient, organized mind. You should want to learn new techniques and research findings in order to grow your already well-developed background in education. You are required to have a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete 54 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 24 will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, 12 will be from dissertation courses, and a final 3 credit hours will be from an exam course.

Courses for a Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Teaching

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 8000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8200Scholarly Literature Review
EDR 8203Research Methods
EDR 8201Statistics I
EDR 8204Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
EDR 8205Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
One additional Specialization or Elective Course
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
CT 7000 Developing Instructional Strategies and Curriculum
CT 7001The Role of the Teacher Practitioner
CT 7002 Identifying and Maximizing Learning/ Teaching Styles
CT 7003 Teaching and Learning Foundations
CT 7004 Language and Literacy Education
CT 7005 Literacy: Focus on Curriculum
CT 7007 Leadership for Student Achievement
CT 7008 Evaluation of Instruction
Examination Course
CMP 9700E Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902AThe Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903AInstitutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904AThe Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this program, you may be able to seek out careers that suit your individual talents and interests in a number of different work environments. This could include working in a classroom interacting directly with students, or working with educational materials in a more isolated atmosphere.

Possible career paths include, but are not limited to:

  • Teacher
  • Teacher's Aid
  • Principal
  • Educational Materials Producer/Designer
  • School Counselor
  • Lesson Planner