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, 27 will be from foundational courses, 18 will be from specialization 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 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:
EL 7001 Principles and Practices in E-Learning (Foundation Course)
EL 7002 E-Learning Instructional Strategies
EL 7003 Instructional Design and Engaging E-Learning Activities
EL 7004 The Online Learner
EL 7006 Facilitating Adult Learning Online
EL 7007 Developing Online Content Ethically and Legally
EL 7010 Online Learning for the PK-12 Students
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 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