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Teaching and Learning Master of Education

School of Education

Develop Advanced Teaching Skills for Today’s Classroom

Motivated to take your teaching experience to the next level? Earning a Master of Education (MEd) can help you progress toward your goal of becoming a teacher leader.

Capella University's flexible, online MEd, Teaching and Learning program can help you reach your potential as an innovator in the classroom. You'll learn how to develop skills to encourage student success, improve curriculum and assessments, and employ technology for effective student outcomes.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 6 Specialization Courses
  • 46 Total Quarter Credits
  • 20 Maximum Transfer Credits

With FlexPath, you can earn your Master of Education in 12 months and under $9,500.*

*Based on fastest 10% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fess may apply.

Classes Start April 8th

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)

MEd—Program Highlights

Focused Assignments & Projects

You’ll develop artifacts and solutions in your coursework that you can apply in the classroom right away.

Transfer Credits that Work for You

You may be able to apply previous graduate coursework toward more than 40% of your Capella master’s program.


To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath and FlexPath.

Find the right path for you »

Credit for What You Know

Apply the skills and knowledge you already have in your coursework to advance in your program.

Diversity Building

Discover how you can cultivate diversity to meet students’ needs with curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies.

Standards for Educational Excellence

Adopt the latest teaching and learning approaches based on external standards, including the Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium’s Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Get the Support You Need for Success

Our dedicated faculty and support teams guide 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 up for success.


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

Writing Support

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

Cost & Learning Formats

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, 20 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,300 per 12-week billing session, 23 total program points, 10 max transfer points

This program has not yet been evaluated by the Minnesota State Approving Agency and is therefore not currently eligible for VA benefits.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

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

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.


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

Reduce Your Tuition with $3K

Enroll in your master's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $3K.

MEd Sample Courses

Our online Master of Education program focuses on curriculum and assessment innovations, teaching methods, technology integration, and cultural competencies—all of which can be applied to the classroom every day.

Course Number Course Title
ED5301 Theories on Instruction for 21st-Century Learners
EDT5140 Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment
EDT5125 Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning
ED5100 Leading Innovation and Implementing Change

What You’ll Learn

The right education can change everything. Discover your path to improving outcomes in your classroom and school.

  • Design effective curricula and instruction to meet standards-based requirements and goals.
  • Develop multiple assessment strategies to measure student learning and communicate results at the school level.
  • Meet the diverse needs of students with applicable theories and research-based models for instructional methods.

  • Integrate educational technology tools and practices as part of your curriculum and assessment design.
  • Leverage relevant learning, science, research, and theories to enhance your classroom experience.
  • Encourage adoption of strategies that meet the age and developmental needs of a diverse population.

“For teachers looking into the FlexPath program, I would recommend it because of its self-paced nature and the opportunity to increase your experience—your own knowledge—at your own pace.”

Read the full interview »

Todd Boyer*
MEd, Teaching and Learning
*Actual Capella student who is compensated for appearing in Capella promotional materials.

Master of Education, Teaching and Learning Career Insights

6 Skills For Master Teachers

Check out six areas of focus to take your teaching to the next level.

MEd FlexPath: Your Degree Is In Reach

Find out three ways FlexPath can help you start your degree today.

Completing an MEd with FlexPath: Laura’s Story

A K-12 educator shares how MEd FlexPath provided her the ultimate flexibility and helped open doors in her career.

MEd—Professional Paths

Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to explore with a Master of Education, Teaching and Learning.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • K–12 Teacher
  • School curriculum coach
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Education consultant
  • Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • District central office
  • K–12 public or private schools
  • K–12 virtual or charter schools
  • State department of education
  • Educational consulting firm

*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?

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