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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online K-12 education degree are often licensed K–12 teachers and other education professionals interested in improving student achievement in their own classroom, coaching other instructors in a school- or district-level position, or becoming a community college instructor.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Adult education program
  • Alternative school
  • Charter school
  • Community or technical college
  • Continuing education program
  • Corporation
  • Curriculum development company
  • International school
  • Language school (abroad, in the U.S., or online)
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 public or private school
  • School district office
  • State education department

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Adult basic education teacher/tutor
  • Community education teacher/tutor
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Director of curriculum
  • ELL/ESL/ESOL coordinator or supervisor
  • Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Testing/assessment coordinator

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.