EdD – Reading and Literacy
Capella University

Program Details

You’ll become an innovative leader in Reading & Literacy within your school district or in adult education with the skills you acquire in this online EdD at Capella. As a professional educator, you can bring about significant change within your district or school system as you lead literacy programs. This online doctorate focuses on applied research in solving organizational problems and becoming a literacy advocate across a broad spectrum of students and educators. You’ll work closely with dedicated Capella faculty as you carry out a capstone project and take classes  such as:

  • Reading and Literacy Assessment, Evaluation, and Decision Making
  • Meeting Diverse Literacy Needs in School and Community Context
  • Leading and Managing Literacy Programs
  • Grant Writing for Reading and Literacy Programs

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • This degree requires an approved master’s degree in Reading and Literacy or a related field and a license to teach.

Capella University’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2024.