Total program credits needed for graduation: 48
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
Twelve Required Courses, 48 quarter credits
|ED5006||Survey of Research Methodology||4 quarter credits|
|ED5010||Foundations of Master’s Studies in Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED5012*||Overview of Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED5016||Foundations of Higher Education Assessment and Evaluation||4 quarter credits|
|ED5570||History, Issues, and Trends in Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED5572*||Politics and Public Policy in Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED5574*||Financial Management and Institutional Development||4 quarter credits|
|ED7540*||Leadership in Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED5890*||Higher Education Leadership and Administration Capstone||4 quarter credits|
For a Community College Leadership emphasis
|ED6562*||Comprehensive Community Colleges||4 quarter credits|
|ED6564*||Governance and Politics in Community Colleges||4 quarter credits|
|ED6566*||Issues and Trends in Community Colleges||4 quarter credits|
For a Higher Education Program Administration emphasis
|ED6572*||Organization and Functions of Higher Education Programs||4 quarter credits|
|ED6574*||Law and Governance in Higher Education||4 quarter credits|
|ED6576*||Higher Education Program Administration||4 quarter credits|
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
This specialization 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.
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
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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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.
If you have elective courses in your specialization, you may be able to use them to fulfill both your degree and concentration requirements at the same time. However, completing a concentration may extend your total credits beyond the requirements of your degree. Concentrations available for this specialization include: