Develop a Broad Knowledge Base That Fits Your Goals and Advances Critical Thinking
The field of education is constantly evolving through teaching advancements that range from new technology to the use of data for guiding and improving learning outcomes. If you envision a future in education that does not fit neatly into one discipline, NCU’s general education specialization allows you to combine interests, giving you the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge base that fits your interests and goals, while also advancing your research and critical thinking skills. For example, you can further your understanding of education theory and best practices, and learn how to apply these principles in your profession by selecting electives that best fit your personal and professional goals. Many of today’s jobs in education administration and academic strategy require cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge. With a myriad of disciplines in education—e-learning, international teaching, English as a second language, learning analytics, organizational leadership, curriculum, teaching, and more—you may want to focus on more than one. This is possible with a general education specialization tailored to your interests. With NCU’s doctoral professors as your mentors, you can have a chance to develop a strong core of education and research knowledge to pair with your online work that helps you further understand educational theory and best practices.
The NCU Difference
NCU's unique approach to graduate education is ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. Our education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. We use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. Throughout your academic journey, you will be mentored by professors who are experienced in your field of study. At NCU, you will never have to participate in group projects. You move forward at your pace, by setting your own studying schedule. In a class size of one, there’s no one to get in the way of your individual success. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in education, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.
“For a person to share their knowledge, in order for others to avoid mistakes, is a priceless gift. NCU’s one-to-one learning model caught my eye. I could go at my own pace.” – Jennifer Evans, Master of Education (2015)