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 27 foundation 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 Courses
EDU 8000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8200Scholarly Literature Review
EDR 8203Research Methods
EDR 8201Statistics I
EDR 8202Statistics II
EDR 8204Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
EDR 8205Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
One additional Specialization or Elective Course
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
CT 7000 Developing Instructional Strategies and Curriculum
CT 7001The Role of the Teacher Practitioner
CT 7002Identifying 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
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

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