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Total program credits needed for graduation: 20
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
Five required courses, 20 quarter credits
|ED5010||Foundations for Master's Studies in Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED5012*||Overview of Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED5570||History, Issues, and Trends in Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED7540||Leadership in Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED6562*||Comprehensive Community Colleges OR||4 quarter credits|
|ED6572*||Organization and Functions of Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other
professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing
regulations and professional standards vary; learners are
responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of
the state in which they intend to work. For more information, see
the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website
(www.capella.edu). Teachers are advised to contact their school
district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.
Learn more about online learning at Capella.
Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.