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Overview

Capella University’s online education specialist (EdS) degree, Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction, helps you plug your classroom in to current trends and theory in the field of education.

This new specialization, part of Capella’s varied offerings in education innovation and technology, focuses on educational theory and its application as it relates to curriculum design at various scales, including the classroom, building, district, and university; you will also learn how personalized and competency-based instruction can have an impact on corporate-level leadership. Once you have mastered the skills offered in this program, you will be ready to develop your instructional design process, plugging your classroom, school, or institution in to current trends and theory in the field of education.

And, if you want to take your learning experience further, Capella’s innovative online learning model will support your goals by helping you continue from the EdS to a doctoral program.

This program is part of Capella University’s Professional Education Unit, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

This program is designed around the advanced standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Degree Outcomes

The EdS in Personalized and Competency Based Instruction from Capella is designed to fit your professional experience and career goals. When you complete this specialization, you will be ready to apply the skills you’ve gained to positively impact classrooms and provide new approaches to increasing student achievement.

Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View the full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

People with Doctoral degrees in Education from Capella earn an average of $21,000 more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Graduates with an advanced degree in personalized and competency-based instruction can look forward to career opportunities in a variety of roles, such as school technology coaches, teachers and leaders within school districts, assessment and measurement directors, superintendents, reading and literacy department specialists, and staff in local or state education agencies.