Northcentral University (NCU)

Introduction

Northcentral University

Northcentral University was founded to provide accessible, high-quality, online graduate degrees to working profressionals. As a regionally accredited, online university, NCU serves students worldwide, focusing on Doctoral and Master's degree programs in the Schools of Business and Technology Management, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Sciences. NCU utilizes a One-to-One Teaching Model - one student paired with a member of NCU's 100% doctoral faculty in each course - to create a more personalized education experience for adult students who share a passion for excellence in higher education.

Northcentral University is a regionally accredited university delivering online Master's and Doctoral degree programs in business, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy to working professionals around the world. Advance to a higher degree with NCU and enhance your ability to solve problems, think critically and reflectively, conduct research, and communicate effectively in today's diverse global environment. Find out what over 7,000 students - and thousands of successful alumni already know - Northcentral University works for working professionals.

Mission

Northcentral University educates professionals throughout the world and provides an accessible opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally accredited degree. Northcentral mentors students one-to-one with highly credentialed faculty via advanced delivery modalities. Northcentral commits to helping students achieve academically and become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.


Vision

Northcentral University is a premier online graduate university and a global leader in providing unprecedented access to U.S. regionally accredited higher education.

Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WASC). 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501 1.510.748.9001, www.wascsenior.org.

Northcentral University strives to enable students to make informed choices about their academic program selection by making disclosures to prospective students in a clear, timely, and meaningful way. Visit www.ncu.edu/GE for more information.

Active programs and specializations may vary. Please contact NCU for current program and specialization offerings.

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Master

Master of Education - Adult Learning and Workforce Education

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

Career development, human resource management and adult learning are becoming increasingly important as more organizations recognize the value of well-developed training and education programs for their workforce. Organizations need professionals [+]

Master of Education - Adult Learning and Workforce Education 

 

Career development, human resource management and adult learning are becoming increasingly important as more organizations recognize the value of well-developed training and education programs for their workforce. Organizations need professionals with knowledge and skills in development, implementation and management, in order to improve individual and organizational performance. The skills and knowledge learned in the Adult Learning and Workforce Education specialization translate across a wide range of industries, including higher education, workforce development agencies, human resource departments and organizations and adult career centers. Your courses will provide you with an opportunity to learn the tools and competencies required to critically reflect on workplace issues, solve organizational problems, develop programs and training to increase overall performance, and anticipate and respond to change. As an Adult Learning and Workforce Education graduate, you will also be prepared to influence public policy and organizational decision-making as it relates to the workforce.... [-]


Master of Education - Athletic Coaching

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Arizona

At its most basic level, successful coaching requires some experience and basic leadership skills, but at advanced levels, coaching sports in an educational setting often requires more [+]

Master of Education - Athletic Coaching 

 

At its most basic level, successful coaching requires some experience and basic leadership skills, but at advanced levels, coaching sports in an educational setting often requires more advanced leadership skills and knowledge in everything from nutrition to ethics and performance enhancement. The Athletic Coaching specialization will provide you with a formalized training process for the coaching profession. You will enhance your coaching leadership skills, explore practical, successful coaching strategies and the latest performance enhancement techniques for the athlete, and practice application of ethics and values in all aspects of coaching sports.... [-]


Master of Education - Curriculum and Teaching

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The field of curriculum and teaching is a growth industry in K-12, corporate and higher education settings. If you have a passion for teaching others through quality curricula and desire to advance [+]

Master of Education - Curriculum and Teaching 

 

The field of curriculum and teaching is a growth industry in K-12, corporate and higher education settings. If you have a passion for teaching others through quality curricula and desire to advance your skills and increase teacher effectiveness inside and outside the classroom, then the Curriculum and Teaching specialization may be for you. In this specialization, you will enhance your skills in curriculum review, analysis, development, design, implementation and evaluation in diverse contexts. You will also learn to analyze and implement best practices to ensure excellence in instructional delivery.

 

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Master of Education - E-Learning

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The E-Learning specialization is designed to help you explore how educational activities can be designed to incorporate technology with the goal of engaging the traditional and virtual student [+]

Master of Education - E-Learning 

 

The E-Learning specialization is designed to help you explore how educational activities can be designed to incorporate technology with the goal of engaging the traditional and virtual student, enhancing teaching and learning experiences, and addressing the changing needs in the e-learning instructional environment. You will experience a unique blend of research, exploration and application using a variety of e-learning approaches and practices. As a graduate, you will have the skills and knowledge to engage in e-learning planning, organization, implementation, sustainability and continuous improvement of the learning environment.

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Master of Education - Early Childhood Education

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

Experienced educators construct an atmosphere that serves as a foundation for a child's health and well-being. If you have a desire to model, coach and guide young children through the first years of [+]

Master of Education - Early Childhood Education 

 

Experienced educators construct an atmosphere that serves as a foundation for a child's health and well-being. If you have a desire to model, coach and guide young children through the first years of life when social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development occur, the Early Childhood Education specialization is a great choice for you. In this specialization, you will learn to assess educational potential, create instructional programs, direct and coordinate learning activities, and manage early childhood classrooms. As an Early Childhood Education graduate, you will be prepared to pursue positions at public or private schools, daycare centers, kindergarten institutions or community colleges, such as curriculum developer, manager or administrator, early childhood consultant and early childhood case manager. BenefitsIf there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.... [-]


Master of Education - Educational Leadership

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

Education at all levels is changing for many reasons. The Educational Leadership specialization can help you acquire the knowledge and skills to assess current K-12 education trends and [+]

Master of Education - Educational Leadership 

 

Education at all levels is changing for many reasons. The Educational Leadership specialization can help you acquire the knowledge and skills to assess current K-12 education trends and address these ever-changing conditions of education today. You will explore educational reform from a current and historical perspective, and develop the skills that can help you guide and transform education as you evaluate the needs of diverse student populations and work to improve educational outcomes. As an Educational Leadership graduate, you will be positioned to pursue leadership roles in your current educational environment.

BenefitsIf there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.... [-]


Master of Education - English Second Language

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

Children of immigrants are increasing in number throughout the United States, and the English language continues to be widely used as a second language around the world. How are you [+]

Master of Education - English Second Language 

 

Children of immigrants are increasing in number throughout the United States, and the English language continues to be widely used as a second language around the world. How are you preparing yourself to meet these opportunities and challenges? The English as a Second Language specialization will prepare you to integrate communication techniques to successfully instruct students in English proficiency and meet the needs of all of your second language learners. You will also develop the skills and knowledge to put these methods and approaches into practice within the setting of your classroom, school, district and state.

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Master of Education - Gender Diversity Studies

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Arizona

The School of Psychology recognizes how crucial it is for today’s mental health providers and educators to possess a certain level of sensitivity to the myriad of issues, challenges and changes in our current understanding of mental health, gender and healthy [+]

Master of Education - Gender Diversity Studies 

 

The School of Psychology recognizes how crucial it is for today’s mental health providers and educators to possess a certain level of sensitivity to the myriad of issues, challenges and changes in our current understanding of mental health, gender and healthy sexuality. The Gender Diversity Studies specialization will expand your breadth of knowledge as a current or future mental health caregiver and train you to serve in diverse communities. You will examine social, cultural and biological foundations that influence gender diversity. You will also gain expertise in theory and research skills, and develop ways to apply your learning about gender diversity in your own community.... [-]


Master of Education - General Education

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The General Education specialization will provide you with the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, research and critical thinking skills as you tailor your education to match your [+]

Master of Education - General Education 

The General Education specialization will provide you with the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, research and critical thinking skills as you tailor your education to match your career interests and goals. You will further your understanding of education theory and best practices and how to apply these principles in your profession. You will also develop a strong core of education and research knowledge, which you will partner with elective courses that further your own particular interests.

 

 

BenefitsIf there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.... [-]


Master of Education - Global Training and Development

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The Global Training and Development specialization can help you develop skills to identify emerging workforce issues and to resolve those issues through effective training and instruction. Through a [+]

Master of Education - Global Training and Development 

 

The Global Training and Development specialization can help you develop skills to identify emerging workforce issues and to resolve those issues through effective training and instruction. Through a combination of theory, research and practical application, you will critically analyze needs and evaluate the influences of how performance improvement and training should be designed from a tactical and strategic standpoint. You will also research methodology based on organizational leadership, human resources, adult education, and organizational change in emerging trends for solution-driven effectiveness. As a graduate, you will be prepared to apply for positions in public or private agencies and organizations involved in one or more aspects of instructional technology, human resources, organizational development or human performance technology.... [-]


Master of Education - Instructional Leadership

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

K-12 schools align what they teach to standards and guidelines and provide data to support student achievement and assure funding. The Instructional Leadership specialization is designed to help you [+]

Master of Education - Instructional Leadership 

 

K-12 schools align what they teach to standards and guidelines and provide data to support student achievement and assure funding. The Instructional Leadership specialization is designed to help you analyze the instructional capacity of schools, improve student achievement, and develop teacher leadership skills to provide assessment and improvement strategies in various K-12 educational settings. You will use reflective decision making to assist with the development and implementation of practical solutions to contemporary education issues. As an Instructional Leadership graduate, you will be prepared to help K-12 institution evaluate, assess and report out on the success of the school.... [-]


Master of Education - International Education

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The International Education specialization at Northcentral University is designed to help you develop the skills needed to be an effective educator in a global society. You will explore concepts [+]

Master of Education - International Education 

 

The International Education specialization at Northcentral University is designed to help you develop the skills needed to be an effective educator in a global society. You will explore concepts and theories of education systems around the world, including the cultural and historical bases of these systems and the spread of educational trends across the globe. You will also examine educational systems comparatively and evaluate connections between diverse education systems, international education policy and various theories of comparative education. As a graduate, you will be encouraged to act as a change agent ready to expand the outlook of educational programs and examine education from a global perspective as you prepare for careers in international and community-based organizations.... [-]


Master of Education - Leadership in Higher Education

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The Leadership in Higher Education specialization is an excellent choice if you are interested in pursuing a career as a higher education specialist or manager. You will develop a strong [+]

Master of Education - Leadership in Higher Education

 

The Leadership in Higher Education specialization is an excellent choice if you are interested in pursuing a career as a higher education specialist or manager. You will develop a strong knowledgebase of the ins-and-outs of higher education as you explore a variety of topics specific to higher education, such as how higher education is organized, how it is financed, legal issues, and the history of higher education. You will also have the option to take an in depth look at community colleges, an important part of higher education. This specialization emphasizes application, and you will be encouraged to apply what you learn to the real world as you continue to advance your knowledge and skills.... [-]


Master of Education - Organizational Leadership

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

Most institutions need strong organizational leaders. The Organizational Leadership specialization can help you develop skills to be an effective organizational leader in areas such as conflict [+]

Master of Education - Organizational Leadership 

 

Most institutions need strong organizational leaders. The Organizational Leadership specialization can help you develop skills to be an effective organizational leader in areas such as conflict resolution, organizational capacity and executive leadership. You will develop a strong knowledge-base in the practice of leadership in a variety of fields. You will also examine the intrinsic role of mission, vision, purpose and core values in the development of an organization, and the essential elements of effective leadership, dynamic cultures and an interactive community, and their influence in shaping organizational health and wellness. As an Organizational Leadership graduate, you will be prepared to pursue leadership positions in education and corporate training environments. ... [-]


Master of Education - Special Education

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

This Special Education specialization is designed to provide you with a current understanding of the characteristics and needs of individuals qualifying for services under the major areas of exceptionality of the Individuals with Disabilities Education [+]

Master of Education - Special Education 

 

This Special Education specialization is designed to provide you with a current understanding of the characteristics and needs of individuals qualifying for services under the major areas of exceptionality of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA/IDEIA). You will focus on research results, new assessment models and current perspectives on today’s children, families, schools and communities. You will study a range of topics, including the history of the special education movement, the provisions of IDEA/IDEIA, inclusion, transition, classroom modifications and instructional strategies. You will also explore how various disabilities may affect individuals and their families, factors that place students at risk, cultural and linguistic diversity and giftedness. As a graduate, you will be prepared to pursue roles as lead teachers or department heads of special education within PK-12 educational settings, with the ability to assess and implement specifically designed curriculum for students with disabilities and gifted abilities.... [-]


Master of Education - Sports Management

Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

Athletic administration and coaching are both growing professional disciplines. The Sports Management specialization is designed to enhance your leadership skills, strengthen your teaching and [+]

Master of Education - Sports Management 

Athletic administration and coaching are both growing professional disciplines. The Sports Management specialization is designed to enhance your leadership skills, strengthen your teaching and administrative abilities and help you apply ethics and values in the direction of an athletic program. You will explore practical and successful administrative strategies, and examine all facets of administering an athletic program, such as leadership, legal aspects, financial analysis, marketing, sports governance, events and facilities management and ethics. Courses will have a contemporary focus and address current problems and opportunities related to the context area.... [-]


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Master of Arts in Psychology - General Psychology

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The General Psychology specialization provides you with the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research and critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for diversity as you [+]

Master of Arts in Psychology - General Psychology 

The General Psychology specialization provides you with the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research and critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for diversity as you tailor your education to match your career interests and goals. In this specialization, you will further develop your understanding of and learn to apply psychological principles to personal, social and global issues, and do so in a way that reflects the highest level of professional ethics. You will develop a strong core of psychological knowledge, which you will partner with elective courses that further your own particular interests. You will gain expertise in the biological and social bases for behavior, the fascinating process of human development, the amazing history of psychology and its impact on today’s culture, and the role of ethics and diversity training in psychology. You will also have the opportunity to develop up-to-date, scholarly communication skills to convey your knowledge to the professional community and to society at large. As a graduate, you might choose to compete for a number of fascinating careers in both the public and private sector.... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology - Health Psychology

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The Health Psychology specialization will familiarize you with the latest theory, research and practice in the field, and prepare you to lead and influence change in health in today’s diverse communities. [+]

Master of Arts in Psychology - Health Psychology 

 

The Health Psychology specialization will familiarize you with the latest theory, research and practice in the field, and prepare you to lead and influence change in health in today’s diverse communities. As a health psychology student, you will explore the important interaction between the body and the mind, and how you can intervene to bring about positive change. You will study factors that influence health and illness, such as stress and nutrition, explore complementary and alternative medical approaches, and address important issues such as eating disorders and medical compliance. You will also be challenged to develop your own solutions to today’s psycho-social health problems.... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology

Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology specialization is an excellent option if you want to develop your skills in conducting basic and applied research and apply it to organizational and [+]

Master of Arts in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology 

 

The Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology specialization is an excellent option if you want to develop your skills in conducting basic and applied research and apply it to organizational and human resource management issues. You will learn to apply psychological theories to critical issues in today’s business and industry fields, and become adept at small group theory and team processes, dynamics of leadership and management, and the structure and procedures of organizational development. The application of tests and measurements, and the interpretation of their results as applied to employee selection, performance appraisals, and training evaluations are additional skills you can expect to learn in this specialization. As an Industrial Organizational Psychology graduate, you will be prepared to pursue positions in industry, government, consulting and education.... [-]