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Personalized Competency-Based Instruction Specialization Doctor of Education

School of Education

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Eleven Required Courses

 

 

64 quarter credits

All courses taken in a prescribed sequence.

Learners should contact their advisor for sequence information.

EDD8402 *
Leadership Principles in Technology Integration, Innovation, and School Improvement

Learners in this course examine and demonstrate their understanding of theory and research on leading school change and improvement initiatives and explore research-based principles and platforms for leading technology integration in a district, school, and classroom setting. Learners develop a technology integration plan that incorporates theoretical and research-based best practice approaches for supporting learning and engagement within a district, school, or classroom. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction and EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8000. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8404 *
Action Research for School Practitioners

In this course, learners gather and analyze data to inform classroom, school, or organizational decision making and/or practice. Learners use local data and empirical research to investigate and identify a problem. Learners then develop a plan to collect valid and reliable data, and evaluate and interpret the data to generate findings to inform decision making and/or practice in a local setting. Learners also design a plan to share information with stakeholders to bring about change. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction, EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in K–12 Studies, and EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8402 or EDD8310. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8406 *
Developing a Collaborative Culture in the Digital Age

Learners in this course focus on strengthening their understanding of the importance of developing a collaborative culture for personal and professional growth, as well as teaching, learning, and assessment in the digital age. Learners also demonstrate their skill using digital course room tools so as to collaborate with their classmates, instructor or facilitator, and members of their communities, and participate in collaborative communities of practice to develop their skills as effective communicators, teachers, and leaders. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction and EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation learners only. This course requires access to an educational institution, students, and/or classroom practitioners. Prerequisite(s): EDD8404. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8408 *
Using Technology for Instructional Improvement: Research, Data, and Best Practices

In this course, learners develop and demonstrate the skills needed to effectively use technology to promote and support instructional improvement. Learners research instruction and curriculum development and student and educator performance, and demonstrate effective data management while promoting best practices in learning, assessment and instructional improvement in their classrooms, schools, and communities. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction, EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation, and EdD and EdS Teacher Leader in K–12 Studies learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8404 or EDD8406. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8430 *
Advanced Theories and Concepts in Competency-Based Learning

In this course, learners develop and demonstrate the skills necessary to effectively use technology to promote and support instructional improvement. Learners research instruction and curriculum development as well as student and educator performance. Learners also analyze effective data management while promoting best practices in learning, assessment and instructional improvement in their classrooms, schools, and communities. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8408. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8432 *
Advanced Theories and Concepts in Personalized Learning

In this course, learners examine the current research and theories as related to the curriculum development, planning, standards, assessments and outcomes associated with the personalized-learning curriculum. Learners evaluate current and foundation theories and concepts, reflect on their role in the educational process and utilize select concepts in the development of a personalized learning plan for a group of their students or a group of adult learners. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8430. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8434 *
Implementing a Competency-Based and Personalized Learning Curriculum

In this course, learners develop and demonstrate the skills necessary to develop and implement both a competency-based curriculum and a personalized-learning curriculum. Throughout the course, learners develop instructional plans, create activities that utilize technology, promote thinking and reflection, and collect learning data in both competency- based and personalized-learning curriculums using standards, outcomes, research-based assessment strategies to inform practice. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8432. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits
EDD8436 *
Evaluating and Assessing Personalized and Competency-Based Curriculum

In this course, learners use standards, outcomes, competencies, and research-based assessment practices to evaluate personalized and competency-based curriculum and instructional practices. Learners consider independent professional activities related to these topics through the creation of four different project descriptions: an action research monograph, a program evaluation, a curriculum product, and/or a change management plan. Learners also select a specialization-aligned topic and create a proposal for one independent professional activity aimed at expanding knowledge and informing practice through scholarly inquiry and critical analysis. Finally, learners organize their Professional Showcase Portfolio and reflect on their understanding through a critical analysis of program outcomes. For EdD and EdS Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction learners only. Prerequisite(s): EDD8434. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

6 quarter credits

Learners must register for EDD9971 a minimum of two times to fulfill their specialization requirements. 

 

 

Total

 

 

64 quarter credits

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

This specialization does not lead to license, endorsement, or other professional credential. 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.

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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 week.

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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.

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