Doctor - Education: General Education

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The Doctor of Education program in General Education at Northcentral University focuses on giving you the opportunity to study leadership, education, and legal topics that may be required knowledge if you choose to pursue an educational career. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Education program in General Education at Northcentral University is designed to give you the opportunity to explore important issues and topics in education and related careers. Within the general education specialization, you will have the chance to choose from a variety of electives, which could include studies in school laws and legislation, teaching strategies, evaluation methods, and organizational dynamics. You will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA, pass a comprehensive examination, and complete a scholarly dissertation in order to graduate from this program. This program is designed for U.S. as well as international students and does not purport to lead to educational licensure.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program at Northcentral University, you should first have a master's degree from an accredited institution. You should also have an interest in working with others and helping them learn new things, as well as have an interest in learning new things yourself.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program you are required to complete at least 54 credit hours. Out of those credit hours, 24 will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, 3 will be from a final examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Education in General Education

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, such as the following:
ED 7004 School Law
ED 7008Educating a Diversity of Learners
ED 7012Educational Leadership
ED 7014Practices in School Organization
ED 7016Supervision and Leadership in Schools
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

Upon completion of this program, you may be able to pursue advanced responsibilities related to a current position. You could also seek positions that involve working directly with students on a personal level or seek work of a more research-oriented capacity. Opportunities could be sought with K-12 schools, colleges, educational publishing companies, or community outreach organizations.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Education Administrator
  • Educational Materials Designer / Producer
  • School Principal