This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.
Capella’s online education specialist (EdS) degree with a Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies specialization helps you adopt the leadership skills needed to build a culture of effective teaching and learning in your classroom, school, and district. This new specialization focuses on leadership fundamentals within the K-12 environment. Learners in this program can expect to develop a deep understanding of how teaching and learning is evolving and where in the school community a teacher leader can most effectively guide colleagues and students. With no dissertation or capstone experience required for completion, this program is designed to help you quickly develop the practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need for educational leadership at the school or district level.
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).
An EdS degree with a Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies specialization from Capella will provide leadership methodologies for creating professional learning communities among fellow teachers, administrators, and other school leaders. The program also builds expertise in engaging with students from diverse backgrounds, with approaches based on both traditional forms of interaction and digital technology, in order to promote success in reading and literacy as a lifelong value.
Graduates with an online EdS degree with a Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies specialization 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.
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.
Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, job placement or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the school’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University at 1.866.679.9687 for more information.
Learn important information at www.capellaresults.com about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs.
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