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Education Specialist in General Education

Northcentral University's Education Specialist in General Education program was designed for educators who already hold a master's degree but want to advance their knowledge of additional education topics. Learn more about this online post-master's program here.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist in General Education

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective candidates of the EdS in General Education program may have some professional teaching experience and an educational license. They should also be interested in expanding their education knowledge and growing their leadership skills. Applicants to Northcentral University's online EdS programs should already possess a master's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Northcentral University Education Specialist program with a specialization in General Education allows students to choose courses that align with their personal and professional goals. The core EdS courses cover advanced topics in scholarly writing, research, and data collection and analysis. Specialization course options cover a range of topics related to education, including educational leadership, school law and ethics, school organization practices, curriculum development, teaching diverse learners, learning analytics, and more. In addition, all students must complete a capstone course where they design of a real-world research project that demonstrates the knowledge they have gained in this course.

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 General Education:

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 specialization courses depending on their personal and professional goals. The following courses are an example:

  • ED 7004: School Law
  • ED 7008: Educating a Diversity of Learners
  • ED 7012: Educational Leadership
  • ED 7014: Practices in School Organization
  • ED 7016: Supervision and Leadership in Schools
  • ED 7013: Financial Issues in Schools

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Northcentral University's Education Specialist in General Education program could have an opportunity to pursue a variety of education careers. Students could advance their current teaching position or, depending on the specialization courses students take, apply for new positions in educational administration or other specialty areas. Some possible careers may include:

  • Curriculum specialist
  • K-12 teacher
  • School principal
  • Education consultant
  • School administrator

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