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Reading and Literacy Specialization Doctor of Education

School of Education

Overview

Capella University's online Reading Doctor of Education (EdD) program positions you to help students succeed in reading and literacy. Designed around national education standards in the field, this program is one of few available online.

The curriculum covers such topics as program development and management, assessment and evaluation, data-driven decision making, and district, state, and national policies that can affect how reading is taught. In addition to online coursework, field experiences provide opportunities to apply your newly gained knowledge in diverse educational settings and identify a reading and literacy challenge to address in an action dissertation project.

This program is part of Capella University’s Professional Education Unit, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Degree Outcomes

With your EdD in Reading and Literacy from Capella, you'll possess knowledge of the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction and be able to work successfully with diverse learners, their families, and other professionals. Additionally, you will use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support, plan, and evaluate reading and writing instruction.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online EdD in Reading and Literacy include learning center director, faculty member, reading or literacy coach, adult basic education director, curriculum specialist or program coordinator. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public or private school, community or technical college, land-based or online university, state education department, nonprofit organization, government agency or research and policy organization.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start November 6th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

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. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$707 per credit, 70 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Grants

Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

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$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Federal Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Doctoral Advising

A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your goal.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.