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Capella's degree programs are closely aligned to professional standards to ensure you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performers in your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can immediately use today.


More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their career.CULES, 2010

We Are Professionally-Aligned

We prepare you to improve achievement among P-12 students. Our comprehensive portfolio of degree programs is designed around professional standards relevant to the needs of today's education environment. By focusing on developing effective educators in and out of the classroom, we prepare teachers and administrators to become leaders, deepen their expertise, and cultivate an environment that helps students reach their potential.


Reach your goals with a flexible, personalized doctoral program that’s built around the skills you need to lead, teach, or make an impact in education.

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Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

The MS specialization in Early Childhood Education is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The MS specialization in Leadership in Educational Administration, the EdS and PhD specializations in Leadership in Educational Administration are recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).

Capella offers 14 advanced academic offerings that prepare individuals to serve in a variety of roles within the P–12 education environment. These programs make up Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE-accredited programs are known for their standards and rigor, which is why graduates of these programs are highly regarded by many school districts, licensing authorities, and teaching professionals.

The Professional Education Unit at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

Accelerate your MS in Education Degree & Save Tuition

When you enroll in your MS in Education program, you'll have the option to complete professional development courses at Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) at the same time. This streamlined path can save you up to $3,375 and help you graduate up to 9 months sooner. Learn how to accelerate your Master's in Education through Capella's partnership with KDS.

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Customize your K-12 Studies Program

Just as your students' educational needs evolve, your education should evolve too. Capella's Master's in K-12 Studies specialization has been redesigned allowing you to select one of four program emphases and focus on the topics most relevant to you. View the K-12 Studies Specialization or request information to see how you can make the greatest possible impact on student achievement.

Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Capella's School of Education faculty members are active and experienced in their professions, and nearly all members hold a doctoral degree. From P-12 teachers to administrators, our faculty hold top academic credentials in the areas they teach and many are published authors. Noteworthy contributions include directing an Ojibwe Language and Culture Education program and creating a middle college high school of 240 students on a college campus.

Dr. Paul Flores offers the highest quality instruction and generously shares his vast knowledge of research methods in ways that encourage scholarly growth on the part of his students.

Kathleen DevinePhD in Education

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4 Ways to Save

  1. 1

    Start Now, Save up to $3,000

    To be eligible for the $3,000 MS Education Scholarship you must enroll in a qualifying master's program by June 8, 2015, pass your first course, and meet all other eligibility requirements.

  2. 2

    Transfer Credits

    Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.

  3. 3

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

  4. 4

    Employer & Association Discounts

    Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.

More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their job or career.
CULES: 2010 cumulative 84% for top ratings on the following item. Knowledge and skills learned in my program have a direct impact on my current job or career.

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Professional Development Courses

Earn CEUs and optional Capella grad credits with online professional development courses.  Capella has partnered with Sophia to provide flexible, affordable, self-paced courses to help grow your education technology skills and boost student achievement. View courses and register here. 

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Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime

At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.