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Individual Education Courses

Continue to build marketable, job-ready skills.

Expand your education expertise and knowledge with Capella individual courses that feature hands-on experience.

A direct path to your goals

Individual courses in education are a great way to:

  • Stay current and fulfill specific licensure requirements.
  • Build your own competencies through rigorous online coursework.
  • Apply your learning immediately in your own school, district, or organization.
  • Earn credits to apply to a Capella degree or certificate program.¹

¹A maximum of three courses taken as a Capella nondegree student can be applied to a Capella degree program.

Courses in education²

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ED5807
Design of Instructional Media

Learners in this course examine instructional design skills and competencies including budgeting, communication, project management, program evaluation, and legal and ethical issues. Learners design theory-based instructional solutions and plan the design of instructional components using various forms of instructional media and technologies.

4 quarter credits
ED7014
Leading Diverse Schools

In this course, learners evaluate approaches to creating an inclusive school environment that demonstrates respect and value for diverse staff and student populations. Learners assess communication and collaboration strategies that leverage the strengths of diversity to create an effective learning environment and examine the institutional, political, and legal factors that influence the ways schools address diversity issues. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

4 quarter credits
ED7016 *
Technology Integration in Schools

This course addresses the principal’s role in integrating technology in schools to improve the effectiveness of instructional programs and school operations. Learners assess strategies for supporting school administrators, teachers, staff, and students in appropriately leveraging technology to maximize learning. Learners also explore the ways they can use technology to support their own work as leaders. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district. Prerequisite(s): ED7820. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

4 quarter credits
ED7537
Emerging Technology and Multimedia for Curriculum and Instruction

Through an examination of research and literature, learners examine current trends and issues related to the impact of technology and multimedia on P–12 student teaching and learning. Based on a review of the literature, learners develop course projects that include the design of curriculum, instruction, and assessments enhanced through innovative technology and multimedia applications. The course provides real-world skills, tools, and field experiences designed to support school and district leaders and instructional support staff. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district.

4 quarter credits
ED7641
Needs Assessment: Models and Procedures

This course is a survey of the needs assessment models and procedures used to diagnose the causes of organizational performance problems. Learners design and develop needs assessment instruments and collect and analyze data to differentiate organizationalperformance issues that require training solutions from those that require non-training interventions.  Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits
ED7673
The Future of Corporate and Technical Training: Issues and Trends

In this course, learners study theories and methods of performance improvement consultation and explore the influences that shape corporate and technical training, including performance improvement methodologies, emerging technologies, and economic and cultural trends. Learners then use these theories, methods, and influences to create a strategic plan for an organization. Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits
ED7830
Coaching for High Performance

In this course, learners study theories and practices used to coach individuals to improved learning, decision making, and performance. Learners explore theoretical coaching approaches and models; client needs assessment; the coaching knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for supporting clients through personal and professional change; and the role of coaching in organizational performance systems. Learners focus on becoming confident and effective mediators of people seeking to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives. Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits
ED7857 *
Personnel Administration

Learners in this course study school policy making, staffing assignment, salary negotiation, grievance procedures, records, supervision, and the evaluation of professional and nonprofessional employees. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district. Prerequisite(s): ED5320. Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits

²See the Capella University Catalogue for the full course description for your course.

Make the most of your credits

If you plan to take more than three courses, consider pursuing an education graduate or post-master’s certificate. Some can be obtained with just four or five courses. Or keep the momentum going by pursuing your education degree in a master's, or doctoral program.³
Your certificate can stand alone to demonstrate your specialized knowledge. You can also apply the credits you earn to a degree program in the same area.³

³A maximum of three courses taken as a Capella nondegree student can be applied to a subsequent Capella degree program.

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Get started—there’s no application fee when applying for an individual course as a non-degree learner. We'll connect you with an enrollment specialist trained in your area of interest who can assist you with any questions you may have.