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Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

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

8 quarter credits

ED5009
Foundational Skills for Master's Studies (4 quarter credits)
ED5006
Survey of Research Methodology (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

28 quarter credits

ED5802
Principles of Instructional Design (4 quarter credits)
ED5803
Processes of Instructional Design* (4 quarter credits)
ED5810
Project Management for e-Learning Development (4 quarter credits)
ED5807
Design of Instructional Media (4 quarter credits)
ED7484
Application of Learning Theories to Instructional Design* (4 quarter credits)
ED7505
Evaluation and Assessment of Instructional Design* (4 quarter credits)
ED6895
Internship for Instructional Design for Online Learning* (4 quarter credits)

OR

ED5992
Instructional Design for Online Learning Capstone (4 quarter credits)
In addition, choose one from the following courses

4 quarter credits

ED5804
The Delivery of Distance Education (4 quarter credits)
ED7814
Interface Design* (4 quarter credits)
ED7503
Instructional Media Tools (4 quarter credits)

Two Elective Courses

8 quarter credits

Recommended elective courses
ED7311
Theory and Methods of Educating Adults (4 quarter credits)
ED7641
Needs Assessment: Models and Procedures (4 quarter credits)

OR

Choose any graduate courses.

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

North Carolina residents completing this Specialization may not be qualified for licensure in Educational Technology (concentration in Computer Specialist-077).

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

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.

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.