Capella University Reviews of Doctorates in Teaching

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Reviews - Doctorates in Teaching

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Lee Kerns
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2023
  • Degree: Teaching
"This for-profit business is just awful. I did not experience complications until I was nearly complete with my program. They are very misleading with guideline procedures of doctoral course projects and most of them are never satisfied with progress of assignments. I had to change my topic and revise all my signature assignments despite of the satisfactory grades I achieved for the first three course projects. They expect revisions endlessly. The coordinator from the doctoral success program at some point will join in on the hindrance. Without explanation, the education department suddenly replaced my original instructor midway during the fourth project course. Now, I am told that I must take a course that irrelevant to my academic plan which pushes me back even further from graduation. This for-profit place is a natural disaster waiting to happen. I now regret everything about Capella and wished I attended a public university instead. I don't recommend Capella to anyone."
Joseph A. Mamatz
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2020
  • Degree: Teaching
"I am Dr. Joseph Mamatz. Many of m4colleagues earned masters and doctoral degrees through Capella University. Each critique about Capella University was 100 percent accurate. Students learning the very same content fro face to face education as online. The exception being an online students must be autonomous leaner. Capella University offers studies and assignment with various templates that demonstrate how assignment are done. If one is to study education in December of 2019 to now, education has steered to online learning. Many people like the old brick and mortar set up. Schools from elementary to college are using online learning. Online learning requires, time management, drive, and focus regardless of what level. The beauty of online learning is doing the assignments When its best for the student. Deadlines for submission are published on the course page. My suggestion is to plan each week. You may email the instructor if an issue arises. Deadlines are posted. Remember, I am referring to doctoral learners when I say there is a lot of reading to do. For each discussion and assignment, a grading rubric is published. The rubric is great. Make a copy of rubric and assure to follow. The criteria and objectives are there. The faculty are so helpful and guide each student along the doctoral journey. The department chairs and faculty respond to your needs and will answer your all questions. Have the APA manual by you at all times. Personally, form an outline that indicates precisely what you want said. Form the outline into paragraph that stays on the one topic. Dr. Joe M"
Dr. J
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"Here's what you need to know about Capella University: I worked on my Ph.D. from 2008 to 2010. It was an arduous process with little support provided. Once I completed it, there was NO career support provided, NONE. Then I applied for adjunct online teaching positions with Capella from 2010 to 2017, at least twice per year, and each time I was told they wouldn't hire me because I was a graduate. Yet they would gladly hire someone with NO experience to teach online doctoral classes, especially if you are female and of color. This year I applied for an online teaching position with Capella, titled Education, Postsecondary Adult Education. My doctorate: Postsecondary Adult Education. What was Capella's response? They would not move forward with my application, even though I have 12+ years online teaching experience. This is a shameful practice and one I have come to expect from Capella University."
Kelli D
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"When I decided to return to school to get my PhD, I did a lot of researcher. I knew I wanted a degree in Education and I knew that I did not want an EDD, but a PhD. After doing a lot of research, I decided on Capella University as my choice. I entered the program and was given the maximum amount of transfer credit allowable from work beyond my master's degree, leaving me only the core courses, 2 electives, the preliminary exams and the dissertation to complete.My academic advisors, throughout my time there I had three, were amazing. I loved getting to meet with them at the Colloquia. I really enjoyed the Colloquia experiences and meeting the professors, which would not have happened otherwise. My career has flourished in the time since receiving my PhD, and unlike what was mentioned in one of the previous comments, my institution has hired several people with degrees from Capella University. I truly enjoyed my time at Capella University and use what I learned on a daily basis."
John Downing
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"After I began to research online PhD programs I was very interested in Capella's program because it provided a thorough description of coursework, comprehensive exams, and dissertation expectations. I also received a pop-up chat line that answered questions I had concerning the PhD program. I then received a call from an enrollment counselor who really explained the admission process. I was impressed with the professionalism I experienced and decided to apply to the doctoral program. The process was simple and the staff were extremely helpful. As an adult learner, these are qualities I looked for when deciding to return to complete my PhD. I have referred others and would continue to do so because I am proud to be affiliated with Capella University. I have completed several courses and feel the faculty in the Education program truly want their students to be successful. I would highly recommend this university to anyone wanting to experience an online education. Thank you."