Capella University

EdS - Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

EdS - Teacher Leader in K-12 Studies

Format: Online

Program Description:

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.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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