You’ve had legitimate reasons for putting your master’s degree on the
back burner—time, cost, busy schedule, and a passionate focus on your
students. FlexPath is our answer to all of that.
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 the way of earning your
Master of Education (MEd) degree, and why Capella University's new
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. In addition, you’re 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, so you can juggle work, life, and
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. While Capella
doesn’t guarantee any particular career outcome, earning the degree
sooner may offer you more time for year-over-year gains to add
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.
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
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
Capella University’s online
MEd program, available in both GuidedPath
learning formats, offers tools to become the inspirational teacher
you continually aspire to be in a flexible and personalized setting.
It’s designed around you to make your goal of earning a master’s
degree a reality, without sacrificing your personal and professional life.
information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion
rates of students who attended this program.
Take our quiz to guide your thinking about how the MEd FlexPath
program aligns to your current practices as a teacher.