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, research strategies, methodology, and scholarly writing. The specialization in curriculum and teaching focuses on topics like teacher roles, foundations of learning, curriculum strategies, and 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.

Foundation Requirements

  • EDU 7000: Educational Research Strategies
  • EDU 7001: Advanced Scholarly Writing
  • EDU 7002: Educational Research Methodology
  • EDU 7020: Statistics in Educational Research
  • EDU 7701: Research Topic, Problem, Purpose and Questions
  • EDU 7702: Research Design
  • EDU 7705: Mixed Methods

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

  • CMP 9400E: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation Requirements

  • DIS 9401E: Doctoral Dissertation Research I
  • DIS 9402E: Doctoral Dissertation Research II
  • DIS 9403E: Doctoral Dissertation Research III
  • DIS 9404E: Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

Curriculum and Teaching Specialization Requirements

Choose six 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 7006: Multiple Intelligences
  • CT 7007: Leadership for Student Achievement
  • CT 7008: Evaluation of Instruction

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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