Doctor - Education: Global Training & Development

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Are you an education professional seeking to enhance your leadership skills for career advancement purposes? If your career goal includes seeking administrative positions in nearly any type of learning institution, then you might benefit from the studies offered by Northcentral University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program. Read on for more information about this online doctoral degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program is designed to teach you extensive research methods and processes while focusing on training techniques and leadership strategies. Topics addressed in specialization courses include training program evaluation processes, organizational leadership strategies, conflict management, performance and production evaluation, leadership concepts, and technological tools for training. Foundation courses provide you with the opportunity to develop research and analytical skills you will need to apply throughout the programs' dissertation process. The final dissertation must be presented both orally and in a written paper.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prospective students of Northcentral University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program should have already earned a master's degree (possibly in education) and have professional experience as an educator or educational administrator. Strong organizational, analytical and decision making skills are helpful.

What Are the Course Requirements?

A total of 54 credits in required coursework must be completed to earn the Doctor of Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development. 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 with a Specialization in Global Training and Development

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:
GTD 7000 Human Performance: Paradigms and Possibilities
GTD 7005Strategic Links for Successful Global Training
GTD 7007The Role of Technology in the Global Training Marketplace
GTD 7011Best Practices for Training and Presenting to International Audiences
GTD 7013Evaluating Training Programs
GTD 7019Trainer as Consultant in the Global Marketplace
OL 7101 Building Organizational Capacity
OL 7100Conflict Resolution and Mediation
ED 7017Systems Dynamics
OL 7102Leadership Ethics to Attain Organizational Excellence
ED 7030Development of Organizational Leadership
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

You might explore directorial or executive positions in a variety of academic settings after graduating from Northcentral University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program. You might manage faculty and staff development or educational programs for public or private schools, colleges or universities, or corporate or military training programs. Positions you could pursue include:

  • College Dean
  • School Superintendent
  • Corporate Training Director
  • Director of Faculty Relations
  • Education Services Specialist
  • Adult Education Program Director