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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

Classes Start January 7th

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 WINTER)

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.


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

Federal Work Study

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

Accredited & Respected

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.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
EDT5150 Instructional Coaching to Improve Teaching and Learning
EDT5126 Collaborative Learning Environments
EDT5152 Planning and Implementing Site-Based Initiatives
EDT5104 Teacher Dispositions and Ethics in the Digital Age

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.  


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


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.

Relevant Blog Posts

Exploring 5 Non-Teaching Careers in K-12 Education

Technology use and integration in education is growing, with many career options in and outside the classroom.

EdTech Professional Development Offer Direct Application for Teachers

Educators have access to free professional development courses from Capella. This teacher found them invaluable.

Choosing the Right K-12 Master's in Education for You

There are many degree specializations in K-12 education. So which master’s degree is a match for you?

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.

Other Programs to Explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals. 

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.