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MS - K-12 Studies in Education

Program Details

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

Capella University's online Master's in K-12 Studies program gives you the knowledge to improve education and reduce achievement gaps. This program is also part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Learners in this specialization customize their programs by selecting an area of emphasis that meets their educational, personal, professional, and school site needs. Emphases include Standards-Based English Language Arts, Standards-Based Math, Standards-Based Science, and Standards-Based Social Studies. The following courses have been designed for licensed teachers and may require K-12 classroom access.

With your Master's in K-12 Studies in Education from Capella, you'll focus on applying current theory, research and technology to the design of curriculum and instructional models. You will also learn to use assessment, classroom management and other techniques to strengthen instruction and reduce achievement gaps.

Common jobs with an online Master's in K-12 Studies in Education include K–12 teacher, school curriculum coach, K–12 vocational teacher, college instructor, K–12 alternative school teacher or educational consultant. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public school, P–12 private school, alternative school, land-based or online college or university, charter school or state education department.

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 level of education required:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.3 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.

Learn important information at www.capellaresults.com about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs.