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Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Program Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies program should be working education professionals with strong skills in writing, communication, and critical thinking. Students should also have a master's degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an interest in scholarly research and being a leader in instructional development in K-12 studies. All applicants to Capella graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies program at Capella University is designed to teach education professionals how to research and develop the best teaching practices and how to implement them effectively in the classroom, school, or district. Students are also given the opportunity to learn how to create assessments which can be used to design the best methods to improve student learning. The EdD program in Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies at Capella also includes courses that can teach students how to lead other K-12 instructors toward the development and evolution of teaching. Learners may examine how to stay on top of emerging trends in technology and digital tools and how to apply them in K-12 studies. Additional courses cover subjects like teacher mentoring, innovation in teaching, and advanced studies in education.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

64 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

Required Courses for Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies:

To fulfill the requirements for the Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies program at Capella, students must complete 64 credits in required courses, including a capstone course which must be taken two times. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (64 credits)

  • Advanced Studies in Education: Theory, Practice, and Purpose
  • Research and Theory of Effective Teacher Leadership
  • Action Research for School Practitioners
  • Using Technology for Instructional Improvement: Research, Data, and Best Practices
  • Emerging Technology Trends in Education
  • Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • Cultural Competence in Schools and Communities
  • Data Analysis and Transforming Assessments
  • Teacher Mentoring and Coaching
  • Students must enroll in this class a minimum of two times
    • Doctoral Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies from Capella University should be able to use their leadership skills and research abilities to improve teaching methods and other education outcomes the best teaching methods. They might also use their knowledge to guide other educators in improving their teaching or the culture of their classroom or school. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Educational consultant
  • College instructor
  • K-12 teacher
  • School curriculum administrator

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