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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.
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.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
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.
Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren't
need-based and never have to be repaid.
This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt
amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.
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.
Our doctoral curriculum is designed to give you 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.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|EDD8430||Advanced Theories and Concepts in Competency-Based Learning|
|EDD8408||Using Technology for Instructional Improvement: Research, Data, and Best Practices|
|EDD8402||Leadership Principles in Technology Integration, Innovation, and School Improvement|
|EDD8434||Implementing a Competency-Based and Personalized Learning Curriculum|
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
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple
resources to sharpen your writing skills.
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online EdD in Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction
*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.