Doctor of Education / Special Education
Northcentral University

Program Details

This online Special Education focus, as a Doctor of Education, can prepare you for various leadership roles with particular attention gifted-learners and those with disabilities.  Northcentral’s online EdD is intended to give you the insight to lead improvements in organizational, educational and social issues particular to these distinct learning groups.  Through informed decision-making and established management qualities, you’ll become an expert to lead others in teaching, as you garner advanced skills in the design, evaluation, and implementation in specialized curriculum and programs.  You will also examine current trends, policies and issues in special education, along with other strategies to successfully address the needs of these students.  Your dissertation, under 1:1 guidance from NCU faculty, will be rooted in foundational coursework, such as:

  • Assessment in Special Education
  • Introduction to the Exceptional Student
  • Law in Special Education


  • Admission to the Doctor of Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.