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Live your passion for helping organizations, teams, and individuals optimize their productivity. Capella’s online Master’s in Education, Training and Performance Improvement can equip you with the knowledge and skills to implement and evaluate a wide array of performance improvement solutions in diverse settings. This program focuses on deepening your grasp of recognized theory and best practices in training and employee development, including the application of human performance technology to elevate productivity. Help organizations unlock their potential and take the next step in your career.
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Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $3K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.
Applicants to the MSEd in Training and Performance Improvement program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$455 per credit, 48 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.
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Introduction to Training and Performance Systems
This course is an overview of training and human performance improvement (HPI). Learners review the evolution of HPI through the introduction of associated theories, concepts, and processes. Learners experience the power and value of HPI in organizations by reviewing and assessing real-world projects that include business, performance, gap and cause analyses, intervention selection and implementation, and change and evaluation plans. Prerequisite(s): ED5010 or EDD8010 or HRM5002. Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
Needs Assessment: Models and Procedures
This course is a survey of the needs assessment models and procedures used to diagnose the causes of organizational performance problems. Learners design and develop needs assessment instruments and collect and analyze data to differentiate organizational performance issues that require training solutions from those that require non-training interventions. Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
Designing Training and Performance Solutions
Learners in this course explore various training and performance gaps and solutions associated with information, resources, incentives, knowledge, and capacity. Learners examine theoretical models used to match performance gaps with potential solutions and identify the factors needed to enhance the success of a performance improvement intervention. Learners then select a performance gap to address using an intervention selection tool. Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
The Future of Corporate and Technical Training: Issues and Trends
In this course, learners study theories and methods of performance improvement consultation and explore the influences that shape corporate and technical training, including performance improvement methodologies, emerging technologies, and economic and cultural trends. Learners then use these theories, methods, and influences to create a strategic plan for an organization. Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
Evaluating Training and Performance Improvement Systems
Learners explore reasons that evaluation is essential: so that courses or performance solutions can be improved and so that it can be clearly shown how a particular training intervention can improve both personal and organizational performance. This course provides learners with an understanding of measurement and evaluation theory, principles, and procedures. Topics include quantitative and qualitative measures, performance objectives, Kirkpatrick’s five levels, and reporting strategies. Cannot be fulfilled by prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
This specialization can develop your ability to improve organizational productivity through human performance technology. The diverse curriculum helps you develop a fuller picture of performance analysis—including need, opportunity, intervention selection, design, development, and evaluation. The program is also designed to help clarify and define your unique career goals and strengths.
The curriculum is based on the Human Performance Improvement standards and models adopted by the Association of Talent Development (ATD) and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct an ROI impact study as a capstone project, apply for an ROI Professional Certification from the ROI Institute, and/or apply for the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) credential from the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI).
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career paths to explore.
Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSEd in Training and Performance Improvement.
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Employment settings to explore
*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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