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Curriculum and Instruction Post-Master's Certificate

School of Education


Capella’s Curriculum and Instruction Certificate must be taken as part of the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction, or following the successful completion of Capella’s Leadership and Accountability Certificate.

This Curriculum and Instruction Certificate harnesses current theory, research, and real-world practice strategies to support participants’ expertise in designing curriculum and instructional improvement initiatives.

This certificate program helps you build professionals expertise and leadership skills as you guide curriculum and instructional improvement initiatives in any environment, whether you work in a classroom, school, district, university, or corporation. Coursework is supported by current theory and research in curriculum design, instructional models, and assessment strategies.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 4 Core courses

Classes Start December 2nd

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$50 application fee (waived w/promo Fall19)

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. 

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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
$14,900 estimated tuition*
$745 per credit, 24 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

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Certificate in Curriculum & Instruction Online - Capella University

*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.  

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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. 


There are a variety of need-based federal grants available to help pay for tuition and costs.

Scholarships for new students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Federal work study

Part-time jobs sponsored by the U.S. government are available to help you reduce loan debt.

Sample courses

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EDD8340 *
Supervision and Evaluation of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Programs

In this course, learners examine current theories and best practices of supervision and evaluation of curriculum, assessment and instruction programs at the K–12, higher education, and corporate levels. Learners focus on instructional leadership, program effectiveness and professional development of professional teaching staff as part of a systemic plan to improve student learning. Learners continue to use action research methods to evaluate curricular programs, identify problems, and evaluate performance. For EdD and Post-Master’s Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8306. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8342 *
Collaboration for the Improvement of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Learners focus on developing a professional and collaborative approach to leading and managing the design of curriculum mapping. Following an overview of curriculum mapping, learners apply concepts of curriculum mapping and the use of technology as a tool. Learners engage in all aspects involved: mission and vision, planning, collaboration with stakeholders, providing support through effective leadership, and planning for evaluation. For EdD and Post-Master’s Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8340. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8344 *
Applying Research to the Improvement of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Learners in this course focus on the design and evaluation of instructional models and assessment strategies to meet the diverse needs of students. Learners analyze theory and research support, innovative instructional models, and assessment strategies to develop specific content-area and grade-level applications for improved student achievement. Learners also examine issues and trends related to new and emerging instructional models and assessment strategies. For EdD and Post-Master’s Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8342. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8348 *
Reflection and Planning in Curriculum and Instruction

In this course, learners examine and reflect on the multiple internal and external forces that impact and shape their current or future roles as leaders who support curriculum and instruction. Learners integrate curriculum and instruction theory and practice in an applied project. For EdD and Post-Master’s Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8344. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits

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