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Training and Performance Improvement Specialization Master of Science in Education

School of Education


Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

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One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

10 Required Courses, 40 quarter credits

ED5010 Foundations of Master’s Studies in Education 4 quarter credits
ED5006 Survey of Research Methodology 4 quarter credits

Specialization Courses

ED7631 Introduction to Training and Performance Systems 4 quarter credits
ED7641 Needs Assessment: Models and Procedures 4 quarter credits
ED7662 Designing Training and Performance Solutions 4 quarter credits
ED7672 Delivery Systems for Training and Performance Improvement 4 quarter credits
ED7652 Evaluating Training and Performance Improvement Systems 4 quarter credits
ED7675* Return on Investment in Training and Performance Improvement 4 quarter credits
ED5994* Training and Performance Improvement Capstone 4 quarter credits

In addition, choose one from the following courses:

ED7677 Survey of Training and Performance Improvement Research 4 quarter credits
ED5804 The Delivery of Distance Education 4 quarter credits
ED7673 The Future of Corporate and Technical Training: Issues and Trends 4 quarter credits
ED5317 Foundations of Adult Learning 4 quarter credits
ED7830 Coaching for High Performance 4 quarter credits


Two Elective Courses, 8 quarter credits.

Choose any graduate course(s).


*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 ( Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.

This Specialization has not been reviewed or approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB); KY residents are not eligible for certification, endorsement, rank change, licensure, renewal, etc. by the EPSB.


Masters in Training & Performance Improvement Development | Courses - Capella University

What Can I Expect?

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 week.

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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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which may help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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