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 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. Coursework is taken in a specific sequence as shown below.

Required Courses for a Doctor of Education in E-Learning

Course NumberCourse Title
EDU 7101-8Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 7001-8Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDU 7002-8 Educational Research Methodology
Specialization Course 1
EDU 7003-8Statistics I
Specialization Course 2
Specialization Course 3
Specialization Course 4
Specialization Course 5
EDU 7702-8Research Design (Methods Course 1)
Specialization Course 6
EDU 7005-8Qualitative Methods (Methods Course 2)
EDU 7707-8Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Specialization Courses (Select six of the following courses)
EL 7001-8Principles and Practices in E-Learning
EL 7002-8E-Learning Instructional Strategies
EL 7003-8Instructional Design and E-Learning Activities
EL 7004-8The Online Student
EL 7006-8Facilitating Adult Learning Online
EL 7007-8Ethical and Legal Issues in an Online Course
EL 7008-8Online Learning Communities in an Online Course
EL 7010-8Online Learning for K-12 Students
ED 7008-8Educating a Diversity of Students

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Course NumberCourse Title
CMP9400E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
DIS9401EDoctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9402EDoctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9403EDoctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9404EDoctoral Dissertation Research IV

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