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Northcentral University | Education Specialist in Curriculum and Teaching

Northcentral University's Education Specialist in Curriculum and Teaching program was designed for educators who want to gain additional knowledge of teaching models and literacy curriculum development. Learn more about this program of study here.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist in Curriculum and Teaching

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Program candidates must have earned a master's degree from an accredited college or university. They should also have professional teaching experience and an educational license. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Northcentral University Education Specialist in Curriculum and Teaching program was developed to enhance the instructional skills of program participants. Learners will have the chance to examine curriculum requirements and standards while exploring contemporary teaching practices. They could also potentially accumulate specialized theoretical knowledge in areas such as achievement assessment, curricula design, and language and literacy lesson planning. In addition to research-based teaching strategies and classroom management techniques, enrollees will have opportunities to explore theories of instruction evaluation and interdisciplinary learning.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

33 credits.

Financial Aid:

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 an Education Specialist 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.

Education Specialist Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 8000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • EDU 8001: Advanced Scholarly Writing
  • EDR 8203: Research Methods
  • Students choose one:
    • EDR 8204: Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
    • EDR 8205: Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
  • ED 7053: Education Specialist Capstone Project

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

Students select six of the following courses:

  • 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

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Program graduates might have developed the curriculum design and teaching competencies that could be required to realize their professional goals. Upon completion of the Education Specialist in Curriculum and Teaching program, they could pursue positions such as the following:

  • Curriculum specialist
  • K-12 teacher
  • Curriculum and instruction teacher
  • Instructional designer
  • Corporate instructor
  • Technical and community college instructor
  • Government instructor

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