PhD - Education: Curriculum & Teaching

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching program at Northcentral University is designed to offer an extensive review of current practices, research, and issues in curriculum development and instruction delivery. You can learn more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching program gives you the opportunity to study learning theories and instructional models, learning and teaching styles, and various curriculum development theories, standards, requirements and strategies. You'll have the chance to study language development, literacy curriculum development research and methods, and achievement assessment testing models. The program is also designed to examine various perspectives on the role of the teacher as a practitioner, the influence of multiple intelligences on interdisciplinary learning, and leadership concepts for student achievement and discipline management.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're considering applying to the Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching program, you should possess a master's degree from an accredited university. You may also have experience as a professional educator in K-12 or higher education settings.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching is a 60-credit program, although up to 15 additional credit hours will be allowed to complete dissertation research. Requirements include six foundation credits, six statistics credits, 15 research credits, 18 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive exam credits, and 12 dissertation credits.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundation Courses
EDU 8000-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Education
EDU 8001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Required Research Courses
EDU 8002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU 8202-8 Research Design
EDU 8005-8 Qualitative Research Design
EDU 8007-8 Quantitative Methods
EDU 8207-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Required Statistics Courses
EDU 8003-8 Statistics I
EDU 8006-8 Statistics II
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
CT 7000-8 Developing Instructional Strategies and Curriculum
CT 7001-8 The Role of the Teacher Practitioner
CT 7002-8 Identifying and Maximizing Learning/Teaching Styles
CT 7003-8 Teaching and Learning Foundations
CT 7004-8 Language and Literacy Education
CT 7005-8 Literacy: Focus on Curriculum
CT 7006-8 Multiple Intelligences
CT 7007-8 Leadership for Student Achievement
CT 7008-8 Evaluation of Instruction
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9500E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9501E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9502E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9503E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9504E PhD Doctoral Dissertation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching program, you could be able to seek employment opportunities in K-12 schools, colleges, universities and other businesses or organizations that require student or staff training. Depending on your professional background and goals, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Curriculum Developer
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Postsecondary Professor
  • Corporate Trainer