Education Specialist - Curriculum and Teaching

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Northcentral University's Education Specialist program with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching offers you focused training in the area of curriculum research, practices, design and teaching. Find out more about the Education Specialist program with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Education Specialist program in Curriculum and Teaching at Northcentral University examines various curriculum development strategies, theories, standards, requirements and issues. You'll have the opportunity to study the numerous perspectives on the role of the teacher as a practitioner, learning theories and instructional models, learning and teaching styles, language development, literacy curriculum development, research and methods, and leadership concepts for student achievement and discipline management. The program also gives you the chance to develop skills in scholarly writing and educational research methods as you evaluate achievement assessment testing models and explore interdisciplinary learning.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in the Education Specialist program in Curriculum and Teaching, you should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited institution. You may also have a professional background in K-12 education or higher education settings as a teacher or supervisor.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To earn the Education Specialist degree with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching, you must complete 33 credits. In addition to 18 specialization credits, you must complete six foundation credits, six methods credits and three capstone credits.

Courses for an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Teaching

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 8000 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001 Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8203 Research Methods
EDR 8204
EDR 8205
Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement

Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
CT 7000 Developing Instructional Strategies and Curriculum
CT 7001 The Role of the Teacher Practitioner
CT 7002 Identifying and Maximizing Learning/ Teaching Styles
CT 7003Teaching and Learning Foundations
CT 7004Language and Literacy Education
CT 7005Literacy: Focus on Curriculum
CT 7007Leadership for Student Achievement
CT 7008Evaluation of Instruction
Capstone Course
ED 7053 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Education Specialist program in Curriculum and Teaching, you could seek employment opportunities in K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, or other organizations that require student or staff training. Examples of positions you could pursue include:

  • Curriculum Developer
  • Teacher
  • Corporate Trainer