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Curriculum and Teaching, PhD-ED

Curriculum and Teaching Specialization

If you want to play an integral role in developing what is taught in the classroom, NCU’s PhD in Curriculum and Teaching specialization is for you. Working in an independent program with unparalleled flexibility, you will expand your research skills while exploring best practices in the field and utilizing tools to implement curriculum in a wide variety of settings. To ensure high academic and professional achievement inside and outside the classroom, you’ll analyze instructional strategies, learn how to integrate curriculum models, theory, and technology, as well as assess curricular trends, and apply differentiated instructional modalities. With your PhD in Curriculum and Teaching degree, you will be prepared to pursue careers in higher education or industry with expert skills in curriculum application and development.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PhD-Ed 60 20 45 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop deep knowledge of educational systems, theories, and research in an area of expertise
  • Interpret theories, research, and ideas for different audiences through multiple methods of communication
  • Integrate ethical principles and professional standards for a specific discipline within the field
  • Conduct autonomous or collaborative research using high-level analytical skills
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge specific to a discipline within the field