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K-12 Studies in Education Specialization Master of Science in Education

School of Education

Overview

Capella University's online Master's in K-12 Studies program gives you the knowledge to improve education and reduce achievement gaps. This program is also part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Learners in this specialization customize their programs by selecting an area of emphasis that meets their educational, personal, professional, and school site needs. Emphases include Standards-Based English Language Arts, Standards-Based Math, Standards-Based Science, and Standards-Based Social Studies. The following courses have been designed for licensed teachers and may require K-12 classroom access.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in K-12 Studies in Education from Capella, you'll focus on applying current theory, research and technology to the design of curriculum and instructional models. You will also learn to use assessment, classroom management and other techniques to strengthen instruction and reduce achievement gaps.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in K-12 Studies in Education include K–12 teacher, school curriculum coach, K–12 vocational teacher, college instructor, K–12 alternative school teacher or educational consultant. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public school, P–12 private school, alternative school, land-based or online college or university, charter school or state education department.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start October 9th

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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 online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set 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
$453 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

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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. 

$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Grants

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

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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.  

Coaches

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

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds 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.

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.