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Prepare to take your teaching experience to the next level with an online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Learning from Capella University. This flexible program can help you reach your potential as an innovator in the classroom and make progress toward your goal of becoming a teacher leader. You’ll learn how to develop skills to encourage student success, improve curriculum and assessments and employ technology for effective student outcomes.
Capella offers professional development courses to help you add innovative instructional technology to your course plans. Earn professional development hours – and earn credit you can apply toward a master’s degree from Capella.*
*To apply professional development courses to a degree program, you must apply for graduate credit and complete an additional project.
Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.
*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.
Applicants to the Master’s of Education in Teaching and Learning program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
FlexPath admission requirements
Applicants for our FlexPath Self-Paced Learning option must also meet the following criteria:
Step into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our GuidedPath learning format, and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course, at a 3.0 GPA or higher.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
$2,400 per 12-week billing session, 23 total program points, 10 max transfer points
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$455 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 20 max transfer credits
This program has not yet been evaluated by the Minnesota State Approving Agency and is therefore not currently eligible for VA benefits.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (75th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.
Questions about cost?
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91% of education alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.
*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2019–2020
“The field of education is constantly changing, so as a teacher, I need to constantly be learning as much as I can to stay on the top of my game, and then give my students the best education that I can.”
Michelle Emerson* – Master of Education graduate
*Actual FlexPath graduate compensated for appearing in Capella promotional materials.
Foundations of Master’s Studies in Education
This course provides learners with opportunities to acquire and use graduate-level skills, including the ability to critically examine and apply relevant educational theory to professional practice. Learners develop expertise in academic inquiry and scholarly writing as well as explore the importance of multicultural perspectives and diversity in professional contexts. Finally, learners articulate and examine their professional purpose and its alignment with their specialization and career aspirations. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the MEd in Teaching and Learning, MS in Education, MS in Education Innovation and Technology, and MS in Higher Education degree programs and the Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership and Administration graduate certificate programs. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
Leading Innovation and Implementing Change
In this course, learners demonstrate key skills required to lead change in K-12 schools and to implement innovative instructional techniques that enhance learning for all students Learners examine innovative instructional practices that incorporate technology and media, develop ways to use these practices to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners and learners with a wide range of learning needs, and apply strategies for collaborating with colleagues to integrate state-of-the-art practices into daily classroom instruction.
|4 quarter credits|
Integrating Technology into Data Assessment and Evaluation
This course focuses on how to appropriately collect and analyze student data, and apply technology to enhance the assessment and evaluation experience. Learners use technology tools to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data as a means to identify instructional strengths and problems, implement best practice strategies and solutions, and interpret student learning data.Learners also consider the use of a variety of assessments and digital tools in order to best promote learning in a diverse classroom. Finally, using these digital tools, learners apply methods for communicating information to key stakeholders, while adhering to ethical standards regarding student data and being mindful of cultural contexts. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.
|4 quarter credits|
Teacher Dispositions and Ethics in the Digital Age
This course focuses on values, commitments, beliefs, and behaviors that teachers must demonstrate inside and outside of the school setting to promote innovation in K-12 settings, and foster safe and ethical online behavior of students. Learners examine rights and responsibilities required in digital interactions with others, and how to model these behaviors for their students. Finally, learners demonstrate dispositions consistent with promoting innovative practice in K-12 schools. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.
|4 quarter credits|
Instruction in the 21st-Century Classroom
In this course, learners investigate the use of instructional technology tools in the K–12 classroom, including the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model, Marzano’s Teacher Evaluation model, and Shulman’s model of Pedagogical Reasoning and Action. Learners evaluate structures that help develop classroom digital learning experiences, which enhance teaching and learning. Learners apply the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model, Digital Bloom’s Taxonomy, and backwards design in planning for effective teaching with technology. Learners also evaluate ways that 1:1 computing is utilized in the classroom as framed by the Online Learning Theoretical Framework. In addition, learners analyze implementation strategies for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and blended learning with a special emphasis on the flipped classroom model. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.
|4 quarter credits|
This program will help prepare candidates to assess the information needs for effective strategy and innovation and identify, access, and collaborate on the appropriate sources for that information. On successful completion of this degree and specialization, you will be able to:
This program is designed for current educators seeking to become master teachers and educational innovators in their schools and districts. The program provides you with 21st-century knowledge and skills to deepen your understanding of curriculum and assessment innovations, pedagogical methods, technology integration and cultural competency as tools to foster and improve student learning.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career opportunities.
Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning specialization.
Job titles to explore
Employment settings to explore
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
A full-time teacher and busy mom describes how FlexPath helps make it possible to pursue her master’s degree.
A closer look at the FlexPath learning format and how it puts you in control of your educational goals.
A K–12 educator shares how MEd FlexPath provided her the ultimate flexibility and helped open doors in her career.