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Doctor of Education Program

School of Education

Set your passion for education on a new path. Whether your sights are set on administration or teaching, Capella’s online EdD degree program can help take you where you want to go.

Why Choose Capella?

Capella's online EdD is a practitioner-focused program ideal for helping you take action and become a leader in education.

Capstone Project

Complete an applied research, doctoral project to help develop practical solutions to common issues educators often experience.

Shared First Course

Not sure of your specialization fit? All doctoral programs share the same first course, so you can apply the credits to the program you choose.

Comprehensive Doctoral Support

Experts will support you throughout your degree to help you meet doctoral challenges and reach your short- and long-term goals.

Accredited. Respected. Recognized.

The Professional Education Unit at Capella is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the expertise required for success in education.

Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella Degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Doctor of Education: Exploring the Possibilities

Explore 8 EdD possibilities that can help you transform your skills in education leadership.

Quick Guide to EdS, EdD, and PhD Degrees

Compare advanced degree options for K-12 educators, including Doctor of Education and Education Specialist degrees.

You May Also Be Interested In

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals.


PhD in Education

Focus on research and expertise in the specialization of your choice, including K-12 studies, curriculum and instruction, and special education.


Education Specialist

Increase your knowledge and effectiveness as you pursue a leadership role in education and broaden your career options; specialize in your area of educational interest.  

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