Degree Outcomes Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation

Doctor of Education

What You'll Learn

At Capella, we give you the tools, knowledge and support to help you measure and maximize your degree outcomes.

Learning You Can See

In addition to grades and ongoing feedback from your instructors, you will be able to visualize your progress in each of your courses.

Use this one-of-a-kind tool to know where you stand after each assignment and see where you might need extra help in your courses.

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Have content expertise in the subject matter or discipline within your profession as a teacher, administrator, counselor, or school psychologist.
  • Understand concepts, theories, and research about effective teaching and learning and the interaction of subject matter and pedagogy; uses multiple strategies to help students learn subject matter.
  • Understand the context of schools, education, and learning; design and deliver assessment-driven standards-based curriculum, instruction, training, or administrative practices.
  • Use data, especially about students, to plan instructional, administrative, counseling, or consultative strategies and activities.
  • Use information technology effectively to improve learning, productivity, and professional practice.
  • Have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work successfully with diverse students, their families, and professionals who differ in ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geography
  • Assess and document that your professional activities as a teacher, administrator, counselor, or school psychologist have a positive impact on P-12 students.
  • As a practitioner-scholar, apply current theory, research, and best practice to improve your professional practice as a teacher, administrator, counselor, or school psychologist.
  • As a scholar-practitioner, conduct field-based research to advance and improve your professional practice as a teacher, administrator, counselor, or school psychologist.
  • Write and speak clearly; communicate effectively with students, their families, and other professionals in ways appropriate to purpose and content.
  • Engage in critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving that reflect scholarly intellectual standards and incorporate sound reasoning.
  • Engage in reflective practice that leads to continuous professional growth and improvement.
  • Collaborate successfully with families, other professionals, and community members to mobilize resources for both students and your own professional growth.
  • Have professional attitudes, values, and beliefs that support student learning and development.
  • Demonstrate the vision and skills necessary to lead and manage classrooms and schools as complex, adaptive systems in a changing world.

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