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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online curriculum and instruction degree are often licensed teachers or administrators interested in pursuing building or district leadership positions in the field of curriculum and instruction, or in continuing their studies at the doctoral level.

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

  • Adult education program
  • Alternative school
  • Charter school
  • Community or technical college
  • Continuing education program
  • For-profit curriculum development company
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Pā€“12 public/private school
  • Research and policy organization
  • School district office
  • State education department

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Director of assessment
  • Director of instruction
  • District curriculum director
  • Full-time faculty
  • Pā€“12 teacher
  • Program administrator

*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.

School of Education Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Education doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

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 75%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 87%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 74%

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 ā€“ Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 54%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 43%Assumed leadership responsibilities 58%Received a salary increase 62%Received a promotion 49%

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 ā€“ Q1 2015.