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PhD - K-12 Studies in Education

Create an individualized online doctoral program that fits your unique K–12 research interests. This program is part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Your course work includes advanced research, educational philosophy, advanced learning theory, and K–12 history and politics. You can choose electives in such areas as adult learning, mathematics, science, educational leadership, virtual school instruction and assessment strategies. Throughout the program you will build a professional portfolio that will enable you to demonstrate your doctoral competencies to current and future employers.

With your PhD in K-12 Studies in Education from Capella, you'll utilize multiple instructional models, resources, management styles, and pedagogical strategies to meet the needs of and engage diverse learners as you synthesize and apply current research and theory on content, pedagogy, child development, and other education-related topics.

Common jobs with an online PhD in K-12 Studies in Education include K–12 teacher, school curriculum coach, educational consultant, full-time faculty, adjunct or part-time faculty, or K–12 alternative school teacher. Potential workplaces include: K–12 public or private school, state department of education agency, federal department of education agency, land-based or online college or university, or educational consulting firm.

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Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential 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 for more information.

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AccreditationCapella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
RequirementsDoctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelDoctorate
LanguageEnglish
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