Doctor - Education: Education Technology & E-Learning

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Are you currently an academic professional with the desire to expand your skills and knowledge in the area of online learning in the hopes of advancing your career? If so, then you might benefit from the coursework offered in Northcentral University's Doctor of Education program in E-Learning. Read on for more information about this online doctoral degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Educational research, online teaching strategies, and electronic learning concepts are among the main topics explored in Northcentral University's Doctor of Education program in E-Learning. Specialization courses offer study in online learning approaches and delivery systems, communication technologies, online curriculum development, online learning practices, adult learning theories, interactive online learning environments, and Web-learning experiences for students of various grade levels. Foundation courses focus on research design, processes, and methods students can apply to the required dissertation project. The final dissertation must be presented both orally and in writing.

What Are the Prerequisites?

An academic and professional background in education and possession of a master's degree are important for aspiring students of Northcentral University's Doctor of Education program in E-Learning. You should also have strong communication and organizational skills and knowledge of basic computer functions.

What Are the Course Requirements?

As a student of the Doctor of Education program in E-Learning, you must complete 54 credits to earn this doctoral degree. Twenty-four of those credit hours will be from foundational courses, 15 credits should be from specialization courses, three credits will be from a comprehensive exam, and 12 credits will dissertation courses.

Required Courses for a Doctor of Education in E-Learning

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:
EL 7001 Principles and Practices in E-Learning (Foundation Course)
EL 7002E-Learning Instructional Strategies
EL 7003Instructional Design and Engaging E-Learning Activities
EL 7004The Online Learner
EL 7006Facilitating Adult Learning Online
EL 7007Developing Online Content Ethically and Legally
EL 7010Online Learning for the PK-12 Students
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 I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Northcentral University's Doctor of Education program in E-Learning, you could be prepared to apply the administrative and technological skills you might have learned to directorial or supervisory positions in the field. You might oversee the development of educational software, online programs, curricula, or possibly manage online faculty and staff. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Director of Educational Services
  • Instructional Technology Director
  • Online Curriculum Specialist
  • Distance Education Consultant