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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online K-12 education degree are often licensed K–12 teachers and other education professionals interested in improving student achievement in their own classroom, coaching other instructors in a school- or district-level position, or becoming a community college instructor.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Alternative school
  • Charter school
  • Community college
  • Federal department of education agency
  • K–12 private school
  • K–12 public school
  • K–12 vocational school
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Regional service center
  • School district office
  • State department of education agency
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • College instructor
  • Educational consultant
  • K–12 alternative school teacher
  • K–12 teacher
  • K–12 vocational teacher
  • School curriculum coach
 

*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.

Career growth potential 53% Promotional opportunities 48% Salary and benefits 50% Tasks and responsibilites 79%

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.

Advanced in career or profession 26% Successfully changed careers 8% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 8% Assumed a leadership role 28% Received a promotion 13% Received a salary increase 44% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 24% Received award 1% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 8% Conducted a research project 7% Served as a professional consultant 10%

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.