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 corporate training practices, 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. Coursework is taken in a specific sequence as shown below.

Required Courses for a Doctor of Education with a Specialization in Global Training and Development

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)
GTD 7000-8Human Performance: Paradigms and Possibilities
GTD 7005-8Strategic Links for Successful Global Training
GTD 7007-8The Role of Technology in the Global Training Marketplace
GTD 7011-8Best Practices for Training and Presenting to International Audiences
GTD 7013-8Evaluating Training Programs
GTD 7019-8Trainer as Consultant in the Global Marketplace
OL 7002-8Building Organizational Capacity
OL 7001-8Conflict Resolution and Mediation
ED 7017-8Systems Dynamics
OL 7003-8Leadership for Excellence
ED 7030-8Development of Organizational Leadership

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

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