The Internet was down or my printer didn’t work are the modern versions of “the dog ate my homework.”

Nonetheless, teachers continue to chuckle over all the reasons students don’t get their assignments done. But as a teacher, do you find yourself mirroring the same behavior and rationalizing why now is not the right time to go back to school and get a master’s degree?

It’s time to stop waiting and take action. Here are three common obstacles that may have been standing in your way of earning a Master of Education (MEd) degree, and why Capella University’s FlexPath MEd option could be the flexible and affordable solution you’ve been waiting for.

Excuse #1: “My schedule is too busy.”

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “A teacher’s work is never done,” or maybe you’ve even used it yourself. From daily planning to managing classes to pressure from parents and administration, your days are long and stressful. Not to mention, you’re also balancing family activities or personal interests with your career.

Answer: FlexPath offers incredible flexibility in online education.

  • You choose the pace of your progress. Pause or accelerate as you wish.
  • You set your own deadlines to accommodate your schedule, so you can complete the courses around your calendar, not ours.
  • Your learning is assessed through demonstration of key skills, not through time spent in class.
  • FlexPath is fluid enough to help you juggle work, life, and learning.

Excuse #2: “Master’s degrees are too expensive and take too long to finish.”

We understand that choosing to pursue a graduate degree is a heavy financial decision. It’s important to consider the immediate investment versus the potential for long term gain.*

Answer: With FlexPath, your pace determines your price.

  • You can finish as many courses as you want each 12- week session—taking up to two courses at a time— for one flat fee.
  • This all-you-can-learn pricing model means the faster your pace, the more money you may save.
*While Capella doesn’t guarantee any particular career outcomes, earning the degree sooner may offer you more time for year-over-year gains to add up.

Excuse #3: “I already know this stuff. Why waste my time learning it again?”

Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, your real-world experience has value. You have better things to do than sit through lectures and discussions that don’t relate to you.

Answer: FlexPath lets you leverage what you already know.

  • Move quickly through material you already know and spend more time on what you really need to learn.
  • Build your own personalized path. Decide what you want to learn and how you want to learn it.
  • Once you complete a course, whether that takes you two weeks or 12, you’re free to move on to the next course without having to wait for a new term to begin.

 

Capella University’s online MEd program, available in both GuidedPath and FlexPath learning formats, can offer tools to become the inspirational teacher you continually aspire to be in a flexible and personalized setting. It’s designed around you to help you make your goals of earning a master’s degree a reality, without sacrificing your personal and professional life.

Excuse #3: “I already know this stuff. Why waste my time learning it again?”

Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, your real-world experience has value. You have better things to do than sit through lectures and discussions that don’t relate to you.

Answer: FlexPath lets you leverage what you already know.

  • Move quickly through material you already know and spend more time on what you really need to learn.
  • Build your own personalized path. Decide what you want to learn and how you want to learn it.
  • Once you complete a course, whether that takes you two weeks or 12, you’re free to move on to the next course without having to wait for a new term to begin.

Capella University’s online MEd program, available in both GuidedPath and FlexPath learning formats, can offer tools to become the inspirational teacher you continually aspire to be in a flexible and personalized setting. It’s designed around you to help you make your goals of earning a master’s degree a reality, without sacrificing your personal and professional life.