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Personalized Learning Specialization Master of Science in Education Innovation and Technology

School of Education

Customize Learning for Student Success

Everyone learns differently, and you can become an expert at providing individualized learning opportunities for K-12 students. In Capella’s online master’s in education innovation and technology, personalized learning degree program, you’ll use technology to create authentic learning experiences that take student skill levels, interests, strengths, and challenges into consideration. Upon graduation from this program, you’ll have gained  knowledge in using models of problem-based and deeper learning to improve higher-level thinking skills in K-12 students.

What to Expect

  • Online
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 4 Specialization Courses
  • 2 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start April 9th

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.

Admissions Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Help Students Help Themselves

Create opportunities for student voice, choice, and ownership of their learning.

Use Real Learning Experiences

Connect to students’ prior knowledge, extend their thinking, and challenge them to exceed their targets.

Understand Individual Styles

Differentiate instruction to meet individual skill levels, interests, strengths and challenges.

Harness Universal Design

Use universal design principles to design instructional plans and experiences.

Leverage Formative Assessment

Use formative assessment to determine how students’ prior knowledge can be accessed and put into lesson plans.

Elevate Student Learning

Employ problem-based-learning and deeper-learning strategies to improve students’ critical thinking skills.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Free Professional Development

Earn clock hours for free and apply that learning to earn graduate credit that you could apply toward your master's degree.


This program’s focus on technology in a K-12 setting teaches you to guide curriculum with tools, platforms, and software.

Professionally Aligned

Our curriculum is designed using national best-practice standards, including those of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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 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
$424 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

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

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

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. 


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

Federal Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Accredited & Respected

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

Sample Courses

The MS in Education Innovation and Technology, Personalized Learning curriculum focuses on differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and Universal Design for Learning.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
EDT5140 Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment
EDT5144 Using Data to Personalize Instruction
EDT5142 Adaptive Instruction and Assessment
EDT5125 Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning

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.  


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


Our distinguished faculty members hold 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.

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

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EdTech Professional Development Offers Direct Application for Teachers

Educators have access to free professional development courses from Capella. This teacher found them invaluable.

5 Reasons to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom

Find out how technology engages active learners, facilitates collaboration, and helps teachers succeed.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our master's in education innovation and technology, personalized learning degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Personalized learning specialist
  • Content management specialist
  • K-12 teacher
  • K-12 lead teacher
  • Education consultant
  • Learning support specialist
  • Learning specialist/coach

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • K-12 public schools
  • K-12 private schools
  • K-12 virtual schools
  • School district
  • Charter school
  • Learning center

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

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Ready for the Next Step?

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