Northcentral University

Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching

The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching program give students the chance to study how to create educational programs and relate that information to students. Read more about this Northcentral University program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students entering this program may benefit from experience in curriculum design or teacher training. Students with previously completed master's degree programs will meet the basis of admission to this program. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

In Northcentral University's Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching program, students have the chance to develop research and writing skills, teacher training skills, and curriculum development skills. The core program includes instruction in research design, statistics, methodology, and scholarly writing. The specialization in curriculum and teaching focuses on topics like teacher roles, foundations of learning, curriculum strategies, and instruction evaluation. All students in the Doctor of Education program must complete a doctoral dissertation as part of their degree program.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

Minimum of 54 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Doctor of Education Foundation Courses (24 credits)

  • EDU 8000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • EDU 8001: Advanced Scholarly Writing
  • EDR 8200: Scholarly Literature Review
  • EDR 8203: Research Methods
  • EDR 8201: Statistics I
  • EDR 8204: Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
  • EDR 8205: Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
  • One additional Specialization or Elective Course

Curriculum and Teaching Specialization Requirements (15 credits)

Choose five courses from the following:

  • CT 7000: Developing Instructional Strategies and Curriculum
  • CT 7001: The Role of the Teacher Practitioner
  • CT 7002: Identifying and Maximizing Learning/ Teaching Styles
  • CT 7003: Teaching and Learning Foundations
  • CT 7004: Language and Literacy Education
  • CT 7005: Literacy: Focus on Curriculum
  • CT 7007: Leadership for Student Achievement
  • CT 7008: Evaluation of Instruction

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (3 credits)

  • CMP 9700E: Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus

Dissertation Requirements (12 credits)

  • DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
  • DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
  • DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students in this program may develop skills in creating curriculum and in evaluating its effectiveness. These skills may prepare students for a variety of positions. Possible positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Curriculum developer
  • Literacy educator
  • Teacher trainer

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