Program Overview

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. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org.
    • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

    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:

    • A masters degree is required for admission.

    School Overview

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

    Respected programs that move you forward
    Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella’s commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, recognitions, and designations. Right now, more than 37,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs. 

    Online education. Two ways.
    Our FlexPath format lets you set your own deadlines and move at your own pace. Our GuidedPath format offers extra structure for those who need it.

    Explore options in key professions

    • Analytics
    • Business
    • Counseling
    • Criminal Justice
    • Education (K–12 & Higher Education)
    • Emergency Management
    • Health Care Administration
    • Human Services
    • Information Assurance and Security
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Public Health
    • Social Work

    Multiple ways to help you save

    • Employer and association discounts
    • Military discounts
    • Transfer credit
    • Scholarships
    • Streamlined programs
    • Guides (online resource)
    • Credit for real-world learning

    Online flexibility and personalized support 
    At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, learning when and where it fits your life. And if you need backup, support services are available every step of the way.

    Ready to go further?
    Connect with an enrollment counselor to discuss your education options. Select a program of interest and request information about a degree program to advance your career.

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    Disclosure

    Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, 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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