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Accelerate Your Career with a Doctorate in Education from Capella

Gain the credentials you need to advance your career in the education field and effect change in universities, institutions, schools and businesses. Capella's online doctoral degrees in education include K-12 through higher education specializations. And whether you're on the administrative or teaching side of education, our EdD, EdS and PhD programs are designed to fit your specific career goals.

By 2020, employment for P-12 education administrators is projected to grow by 10% while Higher Education education administrators will see



Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013

Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs

Adult Education

Hone your inquiry, analysis, communication, decision-making, and leadership abilities to address critical, real-world problems with an online EdD in Adult Education.

Curriculum and Instruction

Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective curriculum and instruction leadership with an online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction.

Educational Leadership and Management

Acquire the skills that affect positive change in schools as well as the credentials needed to assume a leadership position in higher education with an online EdD in Educational Leadership and Management.

Reading and Literacy

Learn the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction and gain the knowledge you need to help students succeed in reading and literacy with an online EdD in Reading and Literacy.

Performance Improvement Leadership

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategic and tactical issues to be addressed in performance improvement interventions with an online EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership.

Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation

Gain the essential skills you need to make an immediate impact, innovate, and lead in the field of education with an online EdD with the Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation.

Personalized Competency-Based Instruction

Plug your classroom in to current trends and theories in the field of education and focus on increasing student achievement with an online EdD in Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction.

Why Get an EdD?

An EdD allows you to take the next step in your career and seek opportunities in more hands-on leadership roles. Graduates of this program pursue work in the education, government, and non-profit sector, as well as in the business world where they help organizations improve via teaching and learning. The EdD allows professionals to help shape change by enhancing their communication, assessment, and management skills. Examples of careers with this degree include superintendent, dean, and corporate trainer.

Why Choose Capella?

Capella’s online EdD programs help you solve problems in a variety of settings including universities, schools, government organizations, non-profit sectors, and more. Our programs were designed to be completed in approximately 3 years through a series of sequenced courses. That means you'll have the opportunity to learn and build professional relationships with the same set of students throughout the program. Moreover, we offer a practice-based doctoral capstone project that allows you to apply the skills and competencies you developed throughout your program, in lieu of a dissertation.

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our online degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.