This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.
Capella’s online education specialist (EdS) in Reading and Literacy helps you reach your career goals and make a lasting impact on student achievement through effective classroom, school, and district-level leadership in reading and literacy.
This new EdS specialization follows national standards for instructional design theory, practice, and assessment in this essential field within K-12 education. The program will help you develop as a leader, with the practical experience you need to foster and guide improvement in reading and literacy initiatives at the local and district levels.
And, if you want to take your learning experience further, Capella’s innovative online learning model will support your goals by helping you continue from the EdS to a doctoral program.
This program is designed around the advanced standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
With your EdS degree in Reading and Literacy from Capella, you’ll learn how to create a learning environment that fosters reading and writing as a foundation for instructional methods and applications. You will obtain the skills needed to work with diverse learners, their families, and other professional colleagues in this field. In addition, you will grow your ethical leadership and management style as you learn effective strategies for designing student learning initiatives and programs.
Graduates with an online EdS degree in Reading and Literacy can look forward to career opportunities in a variety of roles, such as teachers and leaders within school districts, assessment or instructional directors, superintendents, reading and literacy department specialists, department chairs, and staff in local or state education agencies.
For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.
Basic requirements for all programs:
- Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
- Acknowledgement agreement
- All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
- Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
- Minimum GPA as defined by your program
Minimum level of education required:
- Master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or internally recognized institution
- Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Capella University’s Education Preparation Provider (EPP) unit is accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for a period of 8 years, from 10/22/2010 to 12/31/2018.
Capella University’s EPP is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards during fall 2017/spring 2018. CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers NCATE accreditation.