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Reading and Literacy Specialization Education Specialist

School of Education

Overview

Capella’s online education specialist (EdS) in Reading and Literacy helps you reach your career goals and make a lasting impact on student achievement through effective classroom, school, and district-level leadership in reading and literacy.

This new EdS specialization follows national standards for instructional design theory, practice, and assessment in this essential field within K–12 education. The program will help you develop as a leader, with the practical experience you need to foster and guide improvement in reading and literacy initiatives at the local and district levels.

And, if you want to take your learning experience further, Capella’s innovative online learning model will support your goals by helping you continue from the EdS to a doctoral program.

This program is designed around the advanced standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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 EdS degree in Reading and Literacy from Capella, you’ll learn how to create a learning environment that fosters reading and writing as a foundation for instructional methods and applications. You will obtain the skills needed to work with diverse learners, their families, and other professional colleagues in this field. In addition, you will grow your ethical leadership and management style as you learn effective strategies for designing student learning initiatives and programs.

Career Outcomes

Graduates with an online EdS degree in Reading and Literacy can look forward to career opportunities in a variety of roles, such as teachers and leaders within school districts, assessment or instructional directors, superintendents, reading and literacy department specialists, department chairs, and staff in local or state education agencies.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Classes Start January 8th

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 (waived w/promo FALL17)

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
$707 per credit, 58 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.

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.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

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.

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.