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

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

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

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.

Discover more about this program and how you can apply what you'll learn.

View the full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

People with Doctoral degrees in Education from Capella earn an average of $21,000 more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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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.