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Use technology to design instructional plans using standards, outcomes, and competencies.
Build instructional design that incorporates research and theory to engage all learners in real-world concepts.
Use technology to gather and analyze data to increase student engagement within instructional design.
Apply theoretical and research-based leadership principles when designing and evaluating results-based curriculum.
Use research-based assessment strategies to create personalized learning curriculum design for all students.
Engage in the critical reflection, analysis, and problem-solving that lead to your professional growth and development.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
We incorporate leading standards, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Teachers.
Our faculty guides you as you build applied research and writing skills and gain expertise and leadership in your profession.
In lieu of a dissertation, Capella’s doctoral capstone allows you to use action research to solve a problem in your field.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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Part-time jobs sponsored by the U.S. government are available to help you reduce loan debt.
The online EdD, Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction curriculum focuses on current theory and research in curriculum design, competency-based learning, and personalized instructional models designed to increase student success.
You’ll get dedicated support early in your program, so you can be confident in the steps to completing your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.
Develop your project, write your findings, and demonstrate your use of evidence to improve outcomes or resolve a gap in the field.
Advanced Theories and Concepts in Competency-Based Learning
In this course, learners develop and demonstrate the skills necessary to effectively use technology to promote and support instructional improvement. Learners research instruction and curriculum development as well as student and educator performance. Learners also analyze effective data management while promoting best practices in learning, assessment and instructional improvement in their classrooms, schools, and communities. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8408. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
Using Technology for Instructional Improvement: Research, Data, and Best Practices
In this course, learners develop and demonstrate the skills needed to effectively use technology to promote and support instructional improvement. Learners research instruction and curriculum development and student and educator performance, and demonstrate effective data management while promoting best practices in learning, assessment and instructional improvement in their classrooms, schools, and communities. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction, EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation, and EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in K–12 Studies learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8404 or EDD8406. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
Leadership Principles in Technology Integration, Innovation, and School Improvement
Learners in this course examine and demonstrate their understanding of theory and research on leading school change and improvement initiatives and explore research-based principles and platforms for leading technology integration in a district, school, and classroom setting. Learners develop a technology integration plan that incorporates theoretical and research-based best practice approaches for supporting learning and engagement within a district, school, or classroom. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction and EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8000. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
Implementing a Competency-Based and Personalized Learning Curriculum
In this course, learners develop and demonstrate the skills necessary to develop and implement both a competency-based curriculum and a personalized-learning curriculum. Throughout the course, learners develop instructional plans, create activities that utilize technology, promote thinking and reflection, and collect learning data in both competency- based and personalized-learning curriculums using standards, outcomes, research-based assessment strategies to inform practice. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8432. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
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Doctoral programs are specific and challenging. That’s why you’ll have access to expert support at every step along the road to your degree.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online EdD in Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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