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Professional Growth and Development Specialization Master of Science in Education Innovation and Technology

School of Education

Promote Growth & Become a Mentor for Educators

Empower yourself to help other teachers. Capella’s online master's in education innovation and technology, professional growth and development degree will take your experience in education and build on it, giving you a thorough understanding of strategies for leading and mentoring other educators as they develop. You’ll learn to support and encourage the teaching practices of others, and graduate with the skills and confidence to lead your colleagues in their ongoing growth and professional development. 

At a Glance

  • Online 
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 4 Specialization Courses
  • 2 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Reduce Your Tuition by $3,000

Enroll in a qualified program, apply for a $3K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.

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Classes Start June 3rd

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.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo SPRING)

What you’ll learn

Help Students Help Themselves

Create opportunities for student voice, choice, and ownership of their learning.

Use Real Learning Experiences

Connect to students’ prior knowledge, extend their thinking, and challenge them to exceed their targets.

Understand Individual Styles

Differentiate instruction to meet individual skill levels, interests, strengths and challenges.

Harness Universal Design

Use Universal Design principles to design instructional plans and experiences.

Leverage Formative Assessment

Use formative assessment to determine how students’ prior knowledge can be accessed and put into lesson plans.

Elevate Student Learning

Employ Problem-Based Learning and Deeper Learning strategies to improve students’ critical thinking skills.

Program features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Free Professional Development

Earn clock hours for free and apply that learning to earn graduate credit that you could apply toward your master's degree.

Technology-Infused

This program’s focus on technology in a K-12 setting teaches you to guide curriculum with tools, platforms, and software.

Professionally Aligned

Our curriculum is designed using national best-practice standards, including those of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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
$14,960$18,920* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$440 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and 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.  

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.

Grants

There are a variety of need-based federal grants available to help pay for tuition and costs.

Federal work study

Part-time jobs sponsored by the U.S. government are available to help you reduce loan debt.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample courses

The MS in Education Innovation and Technology, Professional Growth and Development curriculum focuses on building, supporting, and sustaining collaborative learning through instructional coaching and implementing site-based initiatives.

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EDT5150
Instructional Coaching to Improve Teaching and Learning

This course focuses on coaching models and techniques that are solution oriented. Learners evaluate and implement coaching models, planning strategies for professional growth, setting goals, monitoring progress, and identifying accountabilities in order to determine the effectiveness of assessment and evaluation models that aim to strengthen the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and classroom practices of teachers. Learners also review comprehensive performance assessment and evaluation systems that provide targeted support, assistance, and professional growth opportunities based on teachers’ individual needs as well as the needs of their students, schools, and districts. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits
EDT5126
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
EDT5152
Planning and Implementing Site-Based Initiatives

Learners in this course develop a plan to introduce and implement an initiative within their school, including evaluating plan components; identifying key members of the planning team, participants affected by the initiative, types of professional development needed to successfully launch the initiative, and determining metrics for evaluating the initiative’s effectiveness. Learners also develop the skills necessary to integrate adult learning theory and current research-based best practices into professional development program planning. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits
EDT5104
Teacher Dispositions and Ethics in the Digital Age

This course focuses on values, commitments, beliefs, and behaviors that teachers must demonstrate inside and outside of the school setting to promote innovation in K-12 settings, and foster safe and ethical online behavior of students. Learners examine rights and responsibilities required in digital interactions with others, and how to model these behaviors for their students. Finally, learners demonstrate dispositions consistent with promoting innovative practice in K-12 schools. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits

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 experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

Advisors

Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Faculty

Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Writing support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

Relevant blog posts

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Move forward in your career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our master's in education innovation and technology, professional growth and development degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Classroom teacher or teacher leader
  • Instructional technology specialist
  • Building technology coach
  • Professional development staff
  • Online K-12 educational institution staff
  • Professional associated with EdTech companies (curriculum writers and course designers)

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Adult education program
  • Charter school
  • Community or technical college
  • Continuing education program
  • For-profit curriculum development company
  • Military education
  • K-12 private school
  • K-12 public school
  • Research and policy organization
  • School district office
  • State education department

*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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