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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to be interested in an online educational leadership and management degree include higher education and P–12 administrators who wish to enhance their leadership and managerial abilities as well as higher education faculty and P–12 teachers transitioning to administrative or leadership positions and government, corporate and nonprofit leaders whose organization or position is focused on education.

Twelve of the top 50 employers of Capella alumni are colleges or universities (as reported by CareerBuilder).

Career Builder Alumni Outcomes Data, Q2 2014

Potential Employment Settings

  • P-12 public school
  • P-12 private school
  • Alternative school
  • Charter school
  • School district office
  • State education department
  • Government- local, state, federal
  • For profit curriculum development company
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community or technical college
  • Military education
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Adult education program
  • Research and policy organization
  • Continuing education program

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Curriculum director
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Director of assessment
  • Director of instructional technology
  • Director of instruction
  • Distance education specialist
  • Full-time, adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Superintendent
  • P-12 teacher

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Education Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates of the Doctor of Education degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes result

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 64%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 64%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 82%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 82%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 55%Assumed leadership responsibilities 82%Received a salary increase 55%Received a promotion 64%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.