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Competency-Based Instruction Specialization Master of Science in Education Innovation and Technology

School of Education

Overview

Become a trailblazer in your classroom, school, or district with Capella University's online MS in Education Innovation and Technology specialization, Competency-Based Instruction.

Designed to help you craft authentic assessments that measure identified learning goals, this specialization will provide you with the vital skills needed to advance your career. You'll learn how to measure identified learning goals and gain awareness of best practices for using formative and summative assessments that encourage student-driven learning.

This degree specialization, part of Capella's offerings in the field of education innovation and technology, assists you in developing a deep understanding in the use of standards, outcomes, and competencies to guide curriculum and instruction decisions with a strong focus on technology and its application in a K-12 setting.

Degree Outcomes

A MS with a specialization in Competency-Based Instruction from Capella helps you develop a strong grasp of concepts, theories, and research as they relate to effective teaching and learning. You will learn about the design and implementation of assessment-driven competency-based curriculum, instruction, and training, using multiple strategies to help student's master subject matter. And you will refine your understanding of how to integrate technology effectively in student assessment, differentiated instruction, and the creation of engaging learning experiences for all students.

Career Outcomes

Graduates with an advanced degree in competency-based instruction can look forward to career opportunities in a variety of roles, such as classroom teachers and teacher leaders, instructional technology specialists, building technology coaches, and professionals in EdTech companies, including curriculum writers and course designers.

Detailed Program Information

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

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Classes Start October 9th

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 online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set 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
$424 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 12 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. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Grants

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

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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 holds 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.