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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
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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Enroll in your master's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $3K.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
There are a variety of need-based federal grants available to help pay for tuition and costs.
The curriculum in our online master's in education, curriculum, and instruction program provides practical, hands-on projects and coursework to advance your expertise in incorporating innovation, theory, and research into designing curriculum and instruction.
Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
In this course, learners examine national and state learning
standards related to their content area or grade level.
Learners utilize research-based curriculum to craft assessments that
are aligned to standards, and implement instruction that is meaningful
to students and supports their academic achievement.
This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or
educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district.
|4 quarter credits|
Adaptive Instruction and Assessment
In this course, learners analyze theories of constructivism and
cognitive flexibility and implement adaptive learning approaches to
meet the needs of diverse learners. Further, learners apply the
Universal Design framework to instructional design and evaluate
adaptive learning dashboards that provide continuous assessment of
masterybased learning. Learners also analyze facilitator-driven and
assessment-driven systems and evaluate the effectiveness of
mastery-based learning in student needs, including those of students
with disabilities, English language learners, and students who are
gifted or talented. The course includes an emphasis on the purpose and
impact of computer-aided instruction and assessment on student
achievement in competencybased education (CBE). This course
requires access to an educational setting, students or learners,
and/or classroom practitioners.
|4 quarter credits|
Curriculum Mapping: Reflection and Practice
Learners in this course formulate a research-based professional
vision for curriculum design and develop a curriculum for a specific
content and grade-level application using computerbased curriculum
Learners who have taken ED8533 should not take ED5533. Rather,
they should choose any other graduate-level course in the School
of Education to fulfill their specialization requirements.
|4 quarter credits|
Collaborative Learning Environments
This course focuses on creating systems for building, supporting, and
sustaining collaborative learning. Learners evaluate structures and
systems that leverage technology to provide opportunities for
collaborative learning and professional collaboration. Learners
explore theories, research, and models that support collaborative
learning and professional learning communities, and also how to create
opportunities for students and teachers to work collaboratively within
live and virtual settings.
|4 quarter credits|
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Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
MS in Education, Curriculum and Instruction degree.
*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.
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