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Education Specialist Program

School of Education

Move your education career forward

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a leadership role as an educator or at an administrative level as a principal or superintendent, the Capella online Education Specialist (EdS) program can help put you on track. Our curriculum allows you to study theory, practice and assessment in the field of education, while also providing specialized courses so you can progress in your area of interest or expertise.

Designed for working adults like you, this program lets you live and learn, while applying theories learned in the courseroom to practice in your place of work.

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.

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

Why choose Capella?

Ways to save

Going back to school is a big decision. At Capella, we believe tuition shouldn’t stand in the way of reaching your goals. We offer various ways to save on your tuition including employer benefits, tuition discounts, transfer credits, military discounts, and more.

Become a specialist

Take charge of directing your own career path. Whether you choose to pursue a position as an education leader or aspire to serve in an administrative position, this program can help you reach your personal and professional goals.

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?

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