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Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation Specialization Doctor of Education

School of Education

Lead Others through Technology

Help your building, district, or organization improve strategies and student achievement through technology. Capella’s online Doctor of Education, Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation degree lets you build off your technology background to help others. It guides the development of strategies for increasing instructional effectiveness by using digital technology in the classroom.

By providing experiences that comprise theory, research, and practice, the Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation degree can help you promote technology and innovation and grow as a teacher leader.

What to Expect

  • Online
  • 9 Core Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start July 9th

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.

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Promote Technology

Lead improvements in instruction, assessment, and student learning outcomes through digital innovations.

Support Innovative Instruction

Model and promote professional attitudes, values, and beliefs about digital transformation that support learning and development in students and colleagues.

Communicate Effectively

Gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work with diverse student populations, their families, and other professionals.

Encourage Collaboration

Lead an innovative culture by engaging in critical reflection, analysis, and problem-solving to foster growth and improvement.

Investigate Teacher Development

Use research to improve educator practice to meet the learning needs of diverse populations.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Professionally Aligned

Our curriculum is designed around leading industry standards, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Apply Research to Make an Impact

In lieu of a dissertation, Capella’s doctoral capstone allows you to use action research to solve a problem in your field.

NCATE Accredited

This program is part of Capella University’s Education Preparation Provider (EPP) Unit, which is accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for a period of eight years, from 10/22/2010 to 12/31/2018.

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 original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet 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
$730 per credit, 64 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. 

Scholarships for New Students

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

Federal Work Study

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

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

Sample Courses

The EdD, Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation curriculum examines principles of leadership, action research, technology integration, personalized instructional models, and collaborative platforms to help student and school improvement.

Support to Reach the Finish Line

Our doctoral curriculum is designed to give you dedicated support early in your program—so you can be confident in the steps to completing your degree.

Capstone Mentors

For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.

Doctoral Capstone

Develop your project, write your findings, and demonstrate your use of evidence to improve outcomes or resolve a gap in the field.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
EDD8408 Using Technology for Instructional Improvement: Research, Data, and Best Practices
EDD8426 Technology to Enhance Innovative Teaching and Improve Learning
EDD8406 Developing a Collaborative Culture in the Digital Age
EDD8422 Transformational Thinking to Meet 21st Century Skills

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 members hold 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.

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.

Exploring 5 Non-Teaching Careers in K-12 Education

Technology use and integration in education is growing, with career options in and outside the classroom.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online EdD in Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Academic affairs vice president
  • Community college president
  • Dean
  • Director of training and development
  • Full-time, adjunct, or part-time faculty
  • Director of school improvement
  • District assessment coordinator
  • K-12 leadership
  • Teacher

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Adult education program
  • Community college
  • Continuing education program
  • Governmental education agency
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • Nonprofit organization
  • K–12 public, private, or charter school
  • Research and policy organization
  • State education department

*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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