Secondary Education

Prepare to Become a Leader in the Secondary Classroom

Secondary education teachers must practice effective leadership in their classrooms, schools, and communities. NCU’s Bachelor of Education 3+1 degree completion program makes it possible for you to start your degree at the community college level and complete it online at the university level. Our online secondary education degree specialization focuses on training you to be an effective teacher and leader in secondary education, and includes field experiences in technology and assessment in the secondary classroom. The program provides courses that enhance your knowledge, competency and professional skills needed in today’s secondary classroom environment.

The NCU Difference

Northcentral University'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. At Northcentral University, we understand that today's educators and administrators face new challenges every day and must commit to the lifelong pursuit of learning to keep up with the ever-changing educational landscape. NCU's School of Education helps prepare students to meet these challenges by providing stimulating, relevant and career-focused bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs in education. 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 on 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.

“While I was a full–time student, I also worked full-time as a special education teacher. The flexibility of having the opportunity to work on my dissertation in the evenings, as well as on the weekends, was very, very complimentary to my lifestyle.” – Teresa White, Doctor of Education (2016) 

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
30 10 20 months

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but 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 to get personalized mentoring.

Bachelor of Education Program Learning Outcomes
  • Apply current instructional practices using technology to enhance learning in the diverse K-12 environment using technology.
  • Examine theoretical and research models that support ethical and professional educational practice.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions for supporting and improving instructional practices.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.

*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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