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Teaching and Learning Master of Education

School of Education

                   Courses

Total program credits needed for graduation: 46

Online Masters in Teaching and Learning | Courses - Capella University

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

11 Required Courses, 46 quarter credits

ED5010 Foundations of Master’s Studies in Education 4 quarter credits
ED5100 Leading Innovation and Implementing Change 4 quarter credits
ED5102 Integrating Technology into Data Assessment and Evaluation 4 quarter credits
ED5104 Teacher Dispositions and Ethics in the Digital Age 4 quarter credits

In addition, choose one course from each of the following four categories. Courses appearing in multiple categories below may be applied only once toward the satisfaction of a single requirement.

ED5300 Curriculum Theory and Design 4 quarter credits
EDT5130 Understanding Competency-Based Curriculum and Instruction 4 quarter credits

Choose one from the following six instruction courses:

ED5301 Theories on Instruction for 21st-Century Learners 4 quarter credits
EDT5120 Instruction in the 21st-Century Classroom 4 quarter credits
EDT5125 Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning 4 quarter credits
EDT5130 Understanding Competency-Based Curriculum and Instruction 4 quarter credits
EDT5140 Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment 4 quarter credits
EDT5142 Adaptive Instruction and Assessment 4 quarter credits

Choose one from the following five assessment courses:

ED5304 Assessment of Learning 4 quarter credits
EDT5132 Authentic Assessments and the Data-Driven Classroom 4 quarter credits
EDT5134 Adaptive Learning and Competency-Based Assessments 4 quarter credits
EDT5140 Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment 4 quarter credits
EDT5142 Adaptive Instruction and Assessment 4 quarter credits

Choose one from the following two cultural competency/diversity courses:

ED5303 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives in Education 4 quarter credits
ED5730 Culture, Society, and Language 4 quarter credits

In addition, complete the following learning science course:

ED5302 Research and Practice in Learning Theory 4 quarter credits

In addition, complete the following research course:

ED5306 Action Research to Enhance Practice 4 quarter credits

Taken during the learner's final quarter

ED5980 Teaching and Learning Capstone 6 quarter credits

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

This program does not lead to license, endorsement, or other professional credential. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu). Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.

This program has not been reviewed or approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB); KY residents are not eligible for certification, endorsement, rank change, licensure, renewal, etc. by the EPSB.

Online Masters in Teaching and Learning | Courses - Capella University

What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits, which may help save time and money. You may be able to transfer up to 20 credits into the GuidedPath option of this specialization.You may be able to apply previous coursework up to 10 program points in the FlexPath option.

Online Masters in Teaching and Learning | Courses - Capella University

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.

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Total program points needed for graduation: 23 (equivalent to 46 program credits)

If you're highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you'll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.

There's no limit to the number of courses you can complete per session (two courses can be taken simultaneously)—you'll still pay the same flat tuition rate every 12 weeks*. Learn more about FlexPath self-paced learning.

35 Required Courses, 23 program points

ED-FP5010 Foundations for Master’s Studies in Education 2 program points
EDT-FP5100A Change Research and Theory and Technology Integration .5 program points
EDT-FP5100B Collaboration in Technology Integration .5 program points
EDT-FP5100C Innovations to Serve Diverse Learners .5 program points
EDT-FP5100D Communicating Innovation and Change with Stakeholders .5 program points
EDT-FP5102A Data Collection and Analysis Strategies .5 program points
EDT-FP5102B Analyzing Data .5 program points
EDT-FP5102C Technology for Data Collection .5 program points
EDT-FP5102D Digital Tools for Communicating with Stakeholders .5 program points
EDT-FP5104A Dispositions for Positive Change .5 program points
EDT-FP5104B Teacher Digital Rights and Responsibilities .5 program points
EDT-FP5104C Enhancing Digital Learning for Students .5 program points
EDT-FP5104D Guiding Student Digital Behaviors .5 program points

In addition, choose four courses from each of the following four categories. Courses appearing in multiple categories below may be applied only once toward the satisfaction of a single requirement. Choose four from the following  curriculum courses:

ED-FP5300A Evaluating Curricular Models and Theories .5 program points
ED-FP5300B Applying Curriculum Models and Theories .5 program points
ED-FP5300C Team Collaboration Theories and Practices for Curriculum Design and Improvement .5 program points
ED-FP5300D Team Practices in Curriculum Design and Implementation .5 program points
EDT-FP5130A Standards, Outcomes, and Competencies for Curriculum Development .5 program points
EDT-FP5130B Applying Competency-Based Curriculum Development .5 program points
EDT-FP5130C Competency-Based Instruction with Research-Based Practices .5 program points
EDT-FP5130D Competency-Based Student-Centered Environments .5 program points

Choose four from the following instruction courses:

ED-FP5301A Research-Based Pedagogical Methods and Models .5 program points
ED-FP5301B Designing Research-Based Instructional Methods .5 program points
ED-FP5301C Delivering Research-Based Instructional Methods .5 program points
ED-FP5301D Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching .5 program points
EDT-FP5120A 21st-Century Instructional Frameworks .5 program points
EDT-FP5120B Applying Technology Tools to Enhance Lesson Design and Instruction .5 program points
EDT-FP5120C1:1 Computing Models and Instructional Design .5 program points
EDT-FP5120D Applying the Flipped Classroom .5 program points
EDT-FP5125A Planning Educational Technology to Personalize Instruction and Increase Engagement .5 program points
EDT-FP5125B Implementing Educational Technology to Personalize Instruction .5 program points
EDT-FP5125C Technology Infusion: Applying Universal Design for Learning for Diverse Learners .5 program points
EDT-FP5125D Implementing Educational Technology for Adaptive Learning .5 program points
EDT-FP5130A Standards, Outcomes, and Competencies for Curriculum Development .5 program points
EDT-FP5130B Applying Competency-Based Curriculum Development .5 program points
EDT-FP5130C Competency-Based Instruction with Research-Based Practices .5 program points
EDT-FP5130D Competency-Based Student-Centered Environments .5 program points
EDT-FP5140A Planning Personalized Instruction .5 program points
EDT-FP5140B Implementing Personalized Instruction .5 program points
EDT-FP5140C Using Assessments to Personalize Learning .5 program points
EDT-FP5140D Analyzing Assessment Data to Improve Personalized Instruction .5 program points
EDT-FP5142A Implementing Adaptive Learning for Diverse Learners .5 program points
EDT-FP5142B Universal Design for Learning for Personalized and Adaptive Instructional Strategies .5 program points
EDT-FP5142C Adaptive Instruction and Assessment Strategies .5 program points
EDT-FP5142D Adaptive Learning Systems .5 program points

Choose four from the following assessment courses:

ED-FP5304A Assessment Models and Approaches .5 program points
ED-FP5304B Assessment Design and Implementation .5 program points
ED-FP5304C Analyzing Assessment Data for Decision Making .5 program points
ED-FP5304D Communicating Assessment Results to Stakeholders .5 program points
EDT-FP5132A Forms of Authentic Assessment .5 program points
EDT-FP5132B Developing Authentic Assessments .5 program points
EDT-FP5132C Using Assessment Data to Promote Student Learning .5 program points
EDT-5132D Collaborative Assessment Data Analysis .5 program points
EDT-5134A Formative and Authentic Assessment Techniques .5 program points
EDT-5134B Interpreting Formative Assessment Data to Inform Instruction .5 program points
EDT-5134C Implementing Adaptive Learning Approaches .5 program points
EDT-FP5134D Universal Design for Learning and Competency-Based Assessments .5 program points
EDT-FP5140A Planning Personalized Instruction .5 program points
EDT-FP5140B Implementing Personalized Instruction .5 program points
EDT-FP5140C Using Assessments to Personalize Learning .5 program points
EDT-FP5140D Analyzing Assessment Data to Improve Personalized Instruction .5 program points
EDT-FP5142A Implementing Adaptive Learning for Diverse Learners .5 program points

Choose four from the following cultural competency/diversity courses:

ED-FP5303A Multicultural Theories, Frameworks, and Models .5 program points
ED-FP5303B Student Culture and Teaching Practices .5 program points
ED-FP5303C Implementing Multicultural Instruction .5 program points
ED-FP5303D Culture and Diversity Dispositions .5 program points
ED-FP5730A English Language Learner Considerations in Teaching .5 program points
ED-FP5730B Modeling Cultural Competency to Enhance Learning .5 program points
ED-FP5730C Socio-Linguistic Theories .5 program points
ED-FP5730D Legislation Affecting English Language Learner Education .5 program points

Take the following research course:

ED-FP5306 Action Research to Enhance Practice 2 program points

Take the following learning science course:

ED-FP5302A Student Learning Research .5 program points
ED-FP5302B Research-Based Curriculum Design .5 program points
ED-FP5302C Brain-Based Learning Theory and Principles .5 program points
ED-FP5302D Technology Impacts on Learning .5 program points

Taken during the learner's final session:

ED-FP5980 Teaching and Learning Capstone 3 program points

This program does not lead to license, endorsement, or other professional credential. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu). Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.

This program has not been reviewed or approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB); KY residents are not eligible for certification, endorsement, rank change, licensure, renewal, etc. by the EPSB.

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

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