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Education Specialist Program

School of Education

Are you a K-12 educator looking to advance your education? Capella’s online Education Specialist (EdS) degree program can help you expand your knowledge and skills to move your career forward.

Why Choose Capella?

Get ready to understand complex educational issues, learn about cutting-edge research and developments in your field, and foster a positive learning environment with our online EdS program. 

Gain Relevant, Applicable Skills

Every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the expertise required for success in education.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Our programs are designed around advanced industry standards to help you meet your personal and professional goals.

Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Recognized

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

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.

Quick Guide to EdS, EdD, and PhD Degrees

Compare advanced degree options for K-12 educators, including Doctor of Education and Education Specialist degrees.

How an EdS Helped Graduate Make the Leap to School Superintendent

Mary Larson, an Education Specialist graduate, talks about her journey in education and advancing her career.

Other Programs to Explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals.


PhD in Education

Focus on research and expertise in the specialization of your choice, including curriculum and instruction and special education.


Doctor of Education

Develop your expertise with a specialization in administration, curriculum, technology, and more in this practitioner-focused program. 

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.