PhD - Education: Education Technology & E-Learning

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The PhD in Education program with a specialization in E-Learning at Northcentral University is focused on helping you gain the knowledge and skills that will be required in a technology-related education career. Read on to find out more about this program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The PhD in Education program with a specialization in E-Learning at Northcentral University will cover a variety of topics ranging from scholarly writing to online learning communities. You will also have the opportunity to select from a number of elective courses to focus more on areas in which you have particular interests or talents. You will be required to pass all your classes with at least a B average, complete a series of research courses, pass a comprehensive examination course and write an acceptable doctoral dissertation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program you should have an excellent mind for technology and a knack for helping people learn new things in unique ways. You should already have a solid foundation in education that you wish to expand upon by learning new education techniques as well as technical skills that can be applied to the education field. You are required to have a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete 60 credit hours. Of those credit hours, six will be from foundational courses, 18 will be from specialization courses, 21 will be from research courses, three will be from an examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a PhD in Education with a specialization in E-Learning

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
EDU8000-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Education
EDU8001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Specialization Courses
Select 6 courses from the following:
EL7001-8 Principles and Practices in E-Learning
EL7002-8 E-Learning Instructional Strategies
EL7003-8 Instructional Design and E-Learning Activities
EL7004-8 The Online Student
EL7006-8 Facilitating Adult Learning Online
EL7007-8 Ethical and Legal Issues in an Online Course
EL7008-8 Online Learning Communities in an Online Course
EL7010-8 Online Learning for K12 Students
ED7008-8 Educating a Diversity of Students
CT7000-8 Developing Curriculum Strategies and Curriculum
Research Courses
EDU8002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU8003-8 Statistics I
EDU8202-8 Research Design
EDU8005-8 Qualitative Research Design
EDU8006-8 Statistics II
EDU8007-8 Quantitative Methods
EDU8207-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Examination Course
CMP9500E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS9501E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9502E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9503E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9504E PhD Doctoral Dissertation

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this program you may be able to look into a career that suits your particular interests or abilities. By utilizing the skills emphasized in this course, you could apply for jobs working with technology or teaching, as well as in many other environments.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Teacher
  • Programmer
  • Educational Programs Designer
  • Teacher's Aid
  • Education Administrator
  • Online Lesson Planner