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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online special education leadership degree include those pursuing special education leadership positions at the building, district, state or national level; higher education faculty positions; or consulting positions in the field of special 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

  • Alternative school
  • District office
  • Educational service center
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 public or private school
  • Regional educational service agency
  • Special education regional resource center
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • College instructor
  • Coordinator of special education
  • Director of special education
  • Director of special program
  • Director of therapeutic recreation
  • Disabilities and mental health services manager
  • Executive director of special education
  • Full-time faculty
  • Professor of special education
  • Special education administrator
  • Special education consultant
  • Special education teacher
  • State or federal grant coordinator
  • Supervisor of guidance or at-risk program
  • Supervisor of school psychologist or speech and language service
 

*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.

Capella's School of Education doctoral graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. Over 50% of graduates work in higher education; an additional 25% work in P-12 environments.

Career growth potential 50% Promotional opportunities 46% Salary and benefits 55% Tasks and responsibilites 75%

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.

Our School of Education doctoral graduates report receiving salary increases and getting recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Just over half have presented at a conference or published an article, book or monograph. Over 40% of those surveyed have advanced in their careers.

Advanced in career or profession 25% Successfully changed careers 10% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 17% Assumed a leadership role 21% Received a promotion 18% Received a salary increase 37% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 39% Received award 3% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 30% Conducted a research project 17% Served as a professional consultant 17%

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.