MEd in Teaching and Learning Education

Master 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.

Capella offers free professional development courses to help you add innovative instructional technology to your course plans. You can earn professional development hours—and earn credit for that learning. Apply that credit toward a master’s degree from Capella.*

*To apply free professional development courses to a degree program, students must apply for graduate credit and complete an additional project. A $50 per credit fee applies.

91% of School of Education alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.
Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2019-2020

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 11 Courses (GP)
  • 35 Courses (FP)
  • 46 Total quarter credits
  • 20 Maximum transfer credits

With FlexPath, you can earn your Master of Education in 12 months and under $10,000.*

*Based on the 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 fees apply.

Classes Start February 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 FALL20).

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.

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Credit for what you know

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

Reduce your tuition by $3,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $3K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.

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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 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 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

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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
$455 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 20 max transfer credits

A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed, and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.

  • Enroll in one or two courses at a time and complete as many as you want in 12 weeks
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,400 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.

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.

$3K toward your master's

Apply for a $3K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.

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

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.

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Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment

This course focuses on personalizing instruction in a blended environment to leverage student engagement, motivation, and achievement. Learners evaluate the application of connectivism, constructivist instructional design, problem-based/projectbased learning, and Understanding by Design as well as research-based strategies intended to increase personalization and collaboration in the classroom. Finally, learners evaluate and design formative and summative assessments and analyze the data gathered from these assessments to guide improvement in personalized learning. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits
Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning

In this course, learners investigate the ways in which teachers integrate technology to create personalized learning opportunities that engage, motivate, and empower students. Learners analyze educational theories and strategies that support personalized instruction. Learners also evaluate a variety of educational technology tools that support the personalization of instruction through effective digital integration to increase student achievement and engagement. In order to meet the diverse needs of all students, learners will plan and implement personalized instruction in their own learning environment. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits
21st-Century Instruction

Learners in this course investigate the use of instructional technology tools in K–12 classrooms, and examine the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge model, Marzano’s Teacher Evaluation model, and Shulman’s model of Pedagogical Reasoning and Action. Learners consider all these structures to help them develop classroom digital learning experiences that enhance teaching and learning. Learners also apply the SAMR framework, Digital Bloom’s, and backward design in planning for effective teaching with technology.

2 quarter credits

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.

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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
  • K-12 lead teacher
  • Instructional coach
  • Teacher coach/mentor
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Education consultant
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty of education courses

Employment settings to explore

  • K-12 public or private school
  • K-12 virtual or charter school
  • School district
  • Government- local, state, federal
  • Educational consulting firm
  • Land-based or online college or university

*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.

Three career paths to explore with an MEd in Teaching and Learning

While the education field offers a variety of career paths and focus areas, some of the more common paths include:

Provide guidance to students, parents, and schools regarding educational planning with a desired outcome of positively influencing student achievement.

Job titles to explore may include education consultant in a land-based or online college or university within a public or private institution.

Develop instructional materials and a school’s curriculum, coordinating its implementation with faculty and assessing its overall effectiveness.

Job titles to explore may include working as an instructional coordinator or teacher mentor in a K–12 public or private school or a land-based or online college or university within a public or private institution.

Integrate relevant learning science research into classrooms by working with teachers and other faculty to increase student engagement, improve student achievement, and boost teacher capacity in schools.

Job titles to explore may include working as an instructional coach in a K–12 public or private school or a land-based or online college or university within a public or private institution.

Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

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