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Total program credits needed for graduation: 46

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5842, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

24 quarter credits

ED5006
Survey of Research Methodology (4 quarter credits)
ED5007
Foundations of Educational Leadership (4 quarter credits)
ED5501
Assessment and Improvement of Instruction** (4 quarter credits)
ED5500
Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment** (4 quarter credits)
ED5503
Classroom Management Strategies** (4 quarter credits)
ED5504
Strategies for Eliminating the Achievement Gap** (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

22 quarter credits

ED5533
Curriculum Mapping: Reflection and Practice** (4 quarter credits)
ED5534
Instruction and Assessment: Theory and Practice** (4 quarter credits)
ED5535
Collaboration for the Improvement of Curriculum and Instruction** (4 quarter credits)
ED5538
Program Evaluation of Curriculum and Instruction (4 quarter credits)
ED5546
Curriculum and Instruction Practicum for Master's Learners* (6 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

This Specialization does not provide advanced teacher licensure nor does it necessarily qualify candidates for advancements in pay in North Carolina. Candidates should contact their local school administrative offices and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/) regarding specific advanced licensure and pay requirements in their program areas.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or endorsement. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure and salary benefits. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states. Where applicable, teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether a program may qualify for salary advancement. For more information on licensure, visit our licensure page. (Washington state learners are advised to go to: http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/outofstate for more information)

**This requirement may be fulfilled by completing a KDS professional development course while you're enrolled in your Master of Science in Education program. Contact an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Kentucky residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this Specialization.

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

Sign Up for a Free One-Week Mini Course

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Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5842, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.