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General Education, EdS

General Education Specialization

Many of today’s jobs in 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 and more–you may want to focus on more than one. Why not pursue NCU’s Education Specialist with a general specialization to tailor your approach?

If you are interested in obtaining a post-master’s degree, but are not interested in a doctoral degree, NCU’s online Education Specialist degree program may be an ideal choice. You will be exposed to doctoral-level learning, without the requirement of a dissertation.

The general specialization allows you to combine disciplines–such as organizational leadership and curriculum and teaching–into a single degree program and map out a curriculum that meets your particular career goals.

The requirement for this EdS specialization is the successful completion of 18-credit hours of online study. You must take education courses at the 7000- and 8000-level, including two elective courses from other fields, such as psychology or business, to fulfill specialization requirements.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EdS 33 11 18 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.

Education Specialist Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for learning and educating diverse groups.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.