PhD – Special Education Leadership
Capella University

Program Details

Become an expert in an ever-growing area of education with this online PhD in Special Education Leadership. At Capella, you’ll contribute to the existing field of knowledge with your own dissertation research, as you build leadership skills aimed at the K-12 environment. Your dissertation process will go smoothly as you rely upon dedicated faculty and vast online resources. This online doctorate blends a dissertation, on-campus residencies, internships and specialized coursework, such as:

  • The Future of Teaching and Learning: Issues for the Educational Leader
  • Higher Education and the Law
  • Advanced Funding and Managing Education Enterprises
  • Leadership in Higher Education

% Online

Mostly 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:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

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

  • Applicants will be required to submit a teaching experience verification form that indicates your appropriate professional experience and license or endorsement in special education.

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

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