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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online special education leadership degree include those pursuing special education leadership positions at the building, district, state or national level; higher education faculty positions; or consulting positions in the field of special education.

Twelve of the top 50 employers of Capella alumni are colleges or universities (as reported by CareerBuilder).

Career Builder Alumni Outcomes Data, Q2 2014

Potential Employment Settings

  • Alternative school
  • District office
  • Educational service center
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 public or private school
  • Regional educational service agency
  • Special education regional resource center
 

Common Job Titles/Positions

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • College instructor
  • Coordinator of special education
  • Director of special education
  • Director of special program
  • Director of therapeutic recreation
  • Disabilities and mental health services manager
  • Executive director of special education
  • Full-time faculty
  • Professor of special education
  • Special education administrator
  • Special education consultant
  • Special education teacher
  • State or federal grant coordinator
  • Supervisor of guidance or at-risk program
  • Supervisor of school psychologist or speech and language service
 

*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.