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EdS - Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction

Program Details

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.

Capella University’s online education specialist (EdS) degree, Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction, helps you plug your classroom in to current trends and theory in the field of education. 

This new specialization, part of Capella’s varied offerings in education innovation and technology, focuses on educational theory and its application as it relate to curriculum design at various scales, including the classroom, building, district, and university; you will also learn how personalized and competency-based instruction can have an impact on corporate-level leadership. Once you have mastered the skills offered in this program, you will be ready to develop your instructional design process, plugging your classroom, school, or institution in to current trends and theory in the field of education.

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).

The EdS in Personalized and Competency Based Instruction from Capella is designed to fit your professional experience and career goals. When you complete this specialization, you will be ready to apply the skills you’ve gained to positively impact classrooms and provide new approaches to increasing student achievement.

Graduates with an advanced degree in personalized and competency-based instruction can look forward to career opportunities in a variety of roles, such as school technology coaches, teachers and leaders within school districts, assessment and measurement directors, superintendents, reading and literacy department specialists, and staff in local or state education agencies.

For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.

Requirements

Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
  • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

Minimum level of education required:

  • Master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or internally recognized institution
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Capella University’s Education Preparation Provider (EPP) unit is accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for a period of 8 years, from 10/22/2010 to 12/31/2018.

Capella University’s EPP is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards during fall 2017/spring 2018. CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers NCATE accreditation.

Disclosure

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, job placement 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 at 1.866.679.9687 for more information.

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