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EdD in Reading and Literacy
Doctor of Education

Lead district and adult education efforts to expand students’ minds and help them harness the power of reading. Capella’s online Doctor of Education (EdD), Reading and Literacy degree is designed to prepare you to lead literacy programs and advocate for systemic change in education. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to work with diverse populations as a reading specialist, coach, coordinator, or program supervisor. Plus, learn ways to engage in a research cycle that results in data-informed decisions.

Foundational coursework

Build a solid base for your program with coursework that focuses on research and critical thinking—and prepares you for success as a doctoral student.

Capstone: doctoral project

Your doctoral project provides the opportunity for you to solve a real-world problem in your field.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 16 Core courses
  • Capstone
  • 0 max transfer credits

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $32,000 in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details. Books and supplies and other fees apply.

What can you do with a EdD in Reading and Literacy degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to explore with an EdD in Reading & Literacy.

Related job titles to explore*

  • University faculty of education
  • Reading specialist
  • Adult basic education director
  • Literacy coach
  • Curriculum designer
  • Educational consultant
  • Director of reading or literacy program

Employment settings to explore

  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools
  • Government
  • P-12 public, private, virtual, or charter schools
  • Nonprofits

*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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