This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.
Capella University's online PhD in Professional Studies program prepares you to teach or train effectively in professional and business settings. This program provides optimal opportunity for you to build upon previous knowledge and experience, and choose course work and research topics most interesting or relevant to your current position or career aspirations.
You will also have the option to earn a Post-Master's Certificate in Enrollment Management (along with a professional Enrollment Management certificate from Noel-Levitz) or a Post-Master's Certificate in College Teaching as part of your program.
Your PhD in Professional Studies program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
With your PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella, you'll learn to educate effectively in professional and business settings, provide leadership by analyzing and challenging current theories and practices, and lead change processes. Additionally, you will gain the skills to conduct high quality, scholarly research about education and training in professional and business settings.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Professional Studies in Education include director of education, faculty member, assessment coordinator, distance learning specialist, curriculum specialist, and program coordinator. Potential workplaces include state agency, government, P–12 school district, nonprofit organization, and land-based or online college or university.
This program requires three on-campus dissertation seminars.
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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