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Impact student learning by promoting effective partnerships, mentorships, and instruction among stakeholders.
Lead the way in improvements in instruction, assessment, and student learning outcomes using digital innovations.
Use research to improve the practice of teaching and student learning.
Encourage the use of new and evolving technologies to help student learning in a digital age.
Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Engage in the critical reflection, analysis, and problem-solving that lead to professional growth and improvement.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
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This program is designed around leading standards, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Teachers.
In lieu of a dissertation, Capella’s doctoral capstone allows you to use action research to solve a problem in your field.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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The EdD, Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies curriculum will help you use research-based instruction to encourage culture change in schools, promote collaboration, and support the needs of 21st century teachers and students.
You’ll get dedicated support early in your program, so you can be confident in the steps to completing your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.
Develop your project, write your findings, and demonstrate your use of evidence to improve outcomes or resolve a gap in the field.
Teacher Mentoring and Coaching
In this course, learners gain knowledge of teacher performance assessment and evaluation systems as well as coaching and mentoring models and techniques and apply the skills necessary to mentor and coach new and veteran teachers. Learners identify independent professional activities related to these topics through the creation of four different project descriptions: an action research monograph, a program evaluation, a curriculum product, and a change management plan. Learners then select a specialization-aligned topic and create a proposal for one independent professional activity to expand and apply their knowledge. In addition, learners organize their Professional Showcase Portfolio and demonstrate their understanding through a critical analysis of program outcomes. For EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in K–12 Studies learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8356. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
Cultural Competence in Schools and Communities
Learners in this course analyze personal cultural awareness and gain cultural competence to successfully educate students from diverse backgrounds. Learners examine sensitivities and develop skills that underlie culturally responsive teaching. Topics include the value and dynamics of diversity, cultural self-awareness, and ways to institutionalize cultural knowledge. For EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in K–12 Studies learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8352. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
Innovation in Teaching and Learning
In this course, learners evaluate the intersection of technology knowledge, content knowledge, and pedagogical knowledge (TPACK) and apply it to technology used in the 21st-century classroom to provide creative experiences that enhance learning. In addition, learners gain and demonstrate an understanding of the use of problem-based learning, personalized learning, adaptive learning, and a variety of digital and multimedia tools. For EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in K–12 Studies learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8350. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
Emerging Technology Trends in Education
In this course, learners investigate theories, research, and current and emerging trends in technology that impact K–12 education. Learners examine these impacts from the planning stage through instruction, assessment, data collection, and analysis. Topics include Digital Bloom’s taxonomy, blended learning, the significance of digital citizenship, and the use of learning management systems for teaching and managing student data. For EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in K–12 Studies learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8408. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
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Doctoral programs are specific and challenging. That’s why you’ll have access to expert support at every step along the road to your degree.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online EdD in Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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