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College Teaching Post-Master's Certificate

School of Education

Expand Your Skills in Higher Education

Excel as an instructor. Capella’s online Post-Master’s Certificate in College Teaching is designed to help you master academic instructional skills, including the ability to teach effectively online in a college setting. In this program, you’ll focus on learning theory, educational philosophy, classroom assessment, and curriculum development to improve as a college instructor. We’ll help you prepare to pursue college-level faculty positions. 

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 5 Core Courses

Classes Start January 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Help College Students Learn

Learn to facilitate the learning process for adults.

Lead the Way

Provide vision and direction in post-secondary education and community settings.

Conduct Relevant Research

Perform relevant, high-quality scholarly research.

Uphold Professional Standards

Become adept at upholding professional ethical standards and socially responsible behavior.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Credit Toward Your Next Degree

Apply credits from this program toward a Capella PhD in Postsecondary and Adult Education or Professional Studies in Education.

Real-World Application

Our competency-based education approach allows you to immediately apply coursework learning to the work you do every day.

Cost & Learning Format

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. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$14,600 estimated tuition*
$730 per credit, 20 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 


Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Federal Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Sample Courses

The online Post-Master’s Certificate in College Teaching focuses on preparing you for faculty positions. You’ll gain skills in academic instruction and online teaching in college settings, focusing on curriculum development, theory, and more.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ED8601 Online Course Design, Facilitation, and Assessment
ED8446 Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies for Adult Learning
ED8320 Practicum in College Teaching

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

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Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals. 

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.