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, 6 will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from research courses, 18 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 Foundational Courses
EDU7101-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU7001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Research Courses
EDU7002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU7003-8 Statistics I
EDU7702-8 Research Design (Methods Course 1)
EDU7005-8 Qualitative Methods (EdD only) (Methods Course 2)
EDU7707-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Recommended Specialization Courses
ED7004-8 School Law
ED7008-8 Educating a Diversity of Students
ED7012-8 Educational Leadership
ED7014-8 Practices in School Organization
ED7016-8 Supervision and Leadership in Schools
ED7017-8 Systems Dynamics
Examination Course
CMP9400E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS9401E Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9402E Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9403E Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9404E Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

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