Global Training and Development, EdS

Global Training and Development Specialization

In a global economy, educators who can train and develop the talents of others are crucial. Through a combination of theory, research and practical application, our Education Specialist (EdS) in Global Training and Development specialization prepares you to become a leader in the field of training and performance improvement. You will critically analyze training needs and strategize how performance improvement and training materials should be designed. Theoretical and practical information in adult education and human resources, as well as research and review strategies for future effectiveness, are studied. Graduates will have developed the advanced systemic leadership and organizational capacity needed to pursue leadership positions in this field. This specialization also prepares you for doctoral studies in Global Training and Development should you decide to pursue a doctoral degree in the field.
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.

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