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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MS Master of Science in Higher Education Adult Education specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People interested in an online adult learning degree often pursue careers as educators in community college, distance education, college, university, corporate or other adult education settings.

Source

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
  • Community college
  • Continuing education program
  • Corporation
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Vocational school

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time instructor of education courses
  • Continuing education coordinator
  • Corporate mid-level manager
  • Education specialist
  • Grant writer
  • Program director
  • Student services coordinator

*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 Master's Degree Graduates

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

Master's degree graduates from Capella's School of Education report satisfaction with their tasks and responsibilities and with salary and benefits. Two thirds of the respondents work in education - 38% in higher education and 28% in P-12 education.

Satisfaction with Capella Eduation Master's Graduates

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Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our School of Education master's degree alumni report advancing in their careers or receiving a salary increase. They also indicate they have assumed a leadership role or received a promotion.

Improvement in Skills &Abilities Education Master's Graduates

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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 Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.