Total program credits needed for graduation: 92
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week
break between each quarter.
22 Required Courses, 80 quarter credits
|EDD8000||Advanced Studies in Education: Theory, Practice, and Purpose||4 quarter credits|
|ED8112||Educational Research Methods||4 quarter credits|
|ED8102*||Introduction to Qualitative Research||4 quarter credits|
|ED8132*||Educational Quantitative Research 1||4 quarter credits|
|ED7311||Theory and Methods of Educating Adults||4 quarter credits|
|ED7590||Critical Thinking in Adult Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED7314||International and Multicultural Perspectives in Postsecondary and Adult Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED7712||Classroom Assessment in Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED7310||Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Educational Process||4 quarter credits|
|ED8350||Advanced Nursing Theory and Concepts||4 quarter credits|
|ED8355||Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED8360||The Nurse Educator: Faculty Roles and Responsibilities||4 quarter credits|
|ED8365||Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED8370||Nursing Leadership and Professional Practice||4 quarter credits|
12 quarter credits
Choose 3 elective courses.
Recommended elective courses:
|ED7212||Administration and Leadership of Distance Education Programs||4 quarter credits|
|ED7716||Faculty Leadership||4 quarter credits|
|ED7818||The Future of Teaching and Learning: Issues for the Educational Leader||4 quarter credits|
Choose any graduate course(s).
9 quarter credits
|ED-R8925||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1||3 quarter credits|
|ED-R8926*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2||3 quarter credits|
|ED-R8927*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3||3 quarter credits|
3 quarter credits
Upon completion of required coursework:
|EDCN9919*||Doctoral Comprehensive Examination||3 quarter credits|
12 quarter credits
Learners must register for EDCN9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their Specialization requirements.
|EDCN9960*||Dissertation Courseroom||3 quarter credits each|
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor
or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
To support your academic and professional success, residencies provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete three four-day residencies (ED-R8925, ED-R8926, ED-R8927).
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.
Learn more about online learning at Capella.
Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.