Doctorate in Early Childhood Education

Doctor of Education, Specialized in Early Childhood Education

Help shape the future by making a difference in the education of younger children. NCU’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Early Childhood Education specialization is designed to help you enhance your skills in scientific inquiry and leadership as you explore a broad spectrum of topics, such as growth and development, childhood literature, program administration, curriculum and assessment and stakeholder partnerships. You will develop an understanding of theory related to the study of education in early childhood, conduct applied research and program evaluation, and apply research findings in an informed manner. NCU graduates pursue key positions as researchers, post-secondary academia professors, child counselors, top-level administrators, early childhood consultants, childhood development specialists, or as a policy and development professional.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EDD 54 18 40 months View Course Catalog

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 Education Learning Outcomes
  • Develop leadership skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Analyze educational theories and research supporting diverse instructional practices.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for leading and educating diverse groups.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices. Evaluate evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.

*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.

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