Prepare to meed the demand for leadership expertise in reading and literacy by enrolling in Capella University’s online Doctor of Education degree program that specializes in Reading and Literacy. This program, patterned after national education standards, is one of the few programs that can be taken online. Because of this format, working professionals are able to complete their degree without making significant changes in their personal and professional lifestyles.
The curriculum of Capella’s online EdD – Reading and Literacy covers program development and management, assessment and evaluation, data-driven decision making, and district, state and national policies that can impact on how reading is taught. Apart from online coursework, learners enrolled in the program have opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in various educational settings through field work experiences. This allows the learners to identify a reading and literacy challenge and address the issues through a dissertation project.
Capella’s online EdD – Reading and Literacy degree program is composed of 81 quarter credits worth of coursework. The degree can be completed about three years and all courses need to be taken in sequence which allows learners to build professional relationships with co-students. Electronic textbooks are available for most courses, thus reduces the cost of education. In case aid is needed, financial aid programs in the form of federal grants, loans and scholarships are in place and are available to eligible students.
Graduates of the program are able to pursue leadership roles in reading and literacy in a wide range of educational institutions.