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Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation Specialization Education Specialist

School of Education

Bring Technology to the Front of the Class

Take the helm and lead your classroom, department, school building, or community to success in the digital age with the balance of technology and education innovation. Capella’s online Education Specialist, Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation degree builds on your background in technology and helps you develop strategies for classroom or digital technology integration. You’ll combine theory, research, and practice, allowing you to grow as a teacher leader and work toward digital transformation in your organization.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 9 Core Courses

Classes Start January 7th

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.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Promote Innovation

Foster a collaborative and innovative culture using effective leadership strategies.

Use Data to Teach

Use research to improve the practice of teaching and student learning.

Improve Through Technology

Lead the way in improvements in instruction, assessment, and student learning outcomes using digital innovations.

Promote Tech Usage

Encourage the use of new and evolving technologies to help student learning in a digital age.

Embrace Diversity

Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Encourage Professional Growth

Engage in the critical reflection, analysis and problem-solving that lead to professional growth and improvement.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Professionally Aligned

This program is designed around leading standards, including the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Standards for Teachers.

Learning Can Take You Further

Capella’s innovative online learning model can help you continue from the EdS to a doctoral program.

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, 52 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 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.

Student Success Story

“There was a wide spectrum of students from all over the world, many of whom were currently working in education, so we received an amazing opportunity to learn how other education systems handle the work.”

Mary Larson

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 EdS, Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation curriculum focuses on principles of leadership, action research, technology integration, and personalized instructional models.

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.  


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

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Relevant Blog Posts

5 Reasons to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom

Find out how technology engages active learners, facilitates collaboration, and helps teachers succeed.

Move Forward in Your Career

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

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Director of personalized learning
  • Teacher leader
  • K-12 teacher
  • Education consultant
  • Education technology specialist
  • Supervisor of instructional technology

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • K-12 public or private schools
  • K-12 virtual schools
  • School district
  • Private professional development organizations

*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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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.