PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Education Professional Studies in Education specialization
This online PhD program in education is designed for experienced educators or administrators working in a variety of teaching or training situations. The flexible program provides optimal opportunity for you to build upon previous knowledge and experience, and choose course work and research topics most interesting or relevant to your current position or career aspirations. In addition to earning a PhD, you will have the option to earn a Post-Master's Certificate in Enrollment Management (along with a professional Enrollment Management certificate from Noel-Levitz) or a Post-Master's Certificate in College Teaching as part of your program.
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With your PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella, you'll learn to educate effectively in professional and business settings, provide leadership by analyzing and challenging current theories and practices, and lead change processes. Additionally, you will gain the skills to conduct high quality, scholarly research about education and training in professional and business settings. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Professional Studies in Education include director of education, faculty member, assessment coordinator, distance learning specialist, curriculum specialist, and program coordinator. Potential workplaces include state agency, government, P–12 school district, nonprofit organization, and land-based or online college or university.