Education Specialist in Curriculum & Teaching
Northcentral University

Program Details

The Education Specialist (EdS) program emphasizes an applied, project based approach to development of appreciable improvements in the body of educational practice. The EdS attracts individuals who are primarily professionals either at the K-12 level or the higher education level (i.e., enrollment managers, superintendents, principals, teacher leaders, and education faculty who primarily teach – not do research, educational consultants, trainers in organizations). The EdS capstone focuses on solving a problem in the workplace or in the professional field of education and results in a "product" or solution. This degree is also intended to help students increase their own workplace Leadership Skills.

The Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Northcentral University utilizes distance learning methodologies and One-to-One faculty mentoring to provide passionate educators and administrators like you with advanced skills in research and curriculum development and application. You will analyze instructional strategies, curriculum models, theories and trends as you apply differentiated instructional modalities to real world situations that will ensure high academic and professional achievement inside and outside the classroom. 

This specialization is designed to fuel your interest in research and advanced application of topics related to curriculum and teaching. As an EdS in Curriculum and Teaching graduate, you will be prepared to pursue careers in higher education or industry with expert skills in curriculum application and development and advanced knowledge and skills at all levels of education and industry. The EdS degree program can also prepare you for further doctoral study in Curriculum and Teaching.


  • Admission to the Education Specialist 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.