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Curriculum and Instruction Specialization Education Specialist

School of Education

Overview

As school curriculums and academic standards have become ever more rigorous, the demand for highly qualified educators has skyrocketed. Capella's online Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum and Instruction prepares you to assume a leadership role in education while making a lasting impact on student achievement.

Our EdS degree program is part of our Professional Education Unit, and thus has been fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Designed around national teaching and licensure standards, this program is intended for educators and administrators who have completed a master's program and want to increase their depth of knowledge and effectiveness while broadening their career options.

Degree Outcomes

With your EdS degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella, you'll develop curricula that best reflects your local educational system's philosophy and mission, current trends, and community and societal needs. You'll also be able to have a hand in designing, assessing and collaborating on the best way to help your students reach their potential.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online EdS degree in Curriculum and Instruction include: adjunct, part-time or full-time faculty, curriculum specialist, director of assessment, director of instruction, district curriculum director, K–12 teacher, and program administrator. Potential workplaces include: an adult education program, alternative school, charter school, community or technical college, continuing education program, land-based or online college or university, K–12 public/private school, and school district office.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Classes Start January 8th

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. 

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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
$707 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 0 max 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

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

Scholarships for New Students

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

Federal Work Study

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

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.  

Coaches

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

Faculty

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.

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.