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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.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 4 core courses
  • 4 specialization courses
  • 2 elective courses
  • Capstone

Reduce Your Tuition by $3,000

Enroll in a qualified program, apply for a $3K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.

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Classes Start August 5th

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$50 application fee (waived w/promo SUMMER)

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.

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Technology-infused

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

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
$15,470$19,565* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$455 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

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.

Grants

There are a variety of need-based federal grants available to help pay for tuition and costs.

Federal work study

Part-time jobs sponsored by the U.S. government are available to help you reduce loan debt.

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

Sample courses

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

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EDT5140
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
EDT5144
Using Data to Personalize Instruction

Learners in this course plan, develop, and evaluate technology-driven classroom instruction. Learners analyze assessment data used to promote student learning and to evaluate the effectiveness of technology integration in personalized instruction. Learners collect, summarize, analyze, and apply assessment data, and analyze strategies for organizing and gaining participation in grade-level or school-wide collaborative teams. The course includes a focus on ethical principles within the online learning environment and ways to protect the data privacy of students and the intellectual property of an organization. This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits
EDT5142
Adaptive Instruction and Assessment

In this course, learners analyze theories of constructivism and cognitive flexibility and implement adaptive learning approaches to meet the needs of diverse learners. Further, learners apply the Universal Design framework to instructional design and evaluate adaptive learning dashboards that provide continuous assessment of masterybased learning. Learners also analyze facilitator-driven and assessment-driven systems and evaluate the effectiveness of mastery-based learning in student needs, including those of students with disabilities, English language learners, and students who are gifted or talented. The course includes an emphasis on the purpose and impact of computer-aided instruction and assessment on student achievement in competencybased education (CBE). This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.

4 quarter credits
EDT5125
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

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 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

Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Faculty

Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Writing support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

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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 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.

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