A doctoral degree in k-12 education provides an opportunity to develop expertise in a particular area of focus: administration, curriculum instruction, instructional coaching, special education, technology, mentoring, and so on.

Whether your focus is on administration and systemic change or pedagogy and classroom instruction, there are various doctoral degrees to choose from.

If you are considering an online doctoral program in K-12 education, here’s a helpful guide outlining the difference between three degree options.


Interested in an advanced degree in higher education?

Here’s a quick guide to EdD, PhD, and post-master’s certificate programs. 


Learn more about Capella University’s online doctoral programs in education.