Education Specialist - E-Learning

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In Northcentral University's Education Specialist in E-Learning program, you can learn about instructional design, curriculum development, and online delivery technologies. Discover more about the Education Specialist in E-Learning program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Education Specialist in E-Learning program at Northcentral University introduces you to the principles, practices, technologies, and delivery models used for e-learning. You'll have the opportunity to study online learning for K-12 students and adult learners, the characteristics of online students, and instructional design and learning activities aimed at engaging students in an online environment. You can learn how to plan and deliver instruction to culturally diverse student populations and facilitate online learning communities and discussions. The program also examines the ethical and legal issues associated with online instruction, including the use of technology, plagiarism, public domain, and copyright protection and infringement.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have earned an accredited master's degree prior to enrolling in the Education Specialist in E-Learning. You should also enjoy working with computers and information technologies.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This 33-credit program includes 18 specialization credits, six foundation credits, six research methods credits, and three capstone credits. Required courses are listed below.

Courses for an Education Specialist in E-Learning

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:
EL 7001 Principles and Practices in E-Learning (Foundation Course)
EL 7002E-Learning Instructional Strategies
EL 7003Instructional Design and Engaging E-Learning Activities
EL 7004The Online Learner
EL 7006Facilitating Adult Learning Online
EL 7007Developing Online Content Ethically and Legally
EL 7010Online Learning for the PK-12 Students
ED 7008 Educating a Diversity of Learners
Capstone Course
ED 7053 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

After completing the Education Specialist in E-Learning program, you could be prepared to seek employment opportunities as an online educator. Depending on your professional background, you could seek teaching positions at K-12 public or private schools, community colleges, universities, or other organizations or businesses that offer online training.