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Fuel your passion. Ignite your purpose.

From transforming classrooms to leading complex systems, Capella’s education programs can help you pursue your professional goals. Refine your skills and develop new strategies to help shape the future of education.

Online education degrees designed for flexibility

An education degree helps prepare you to build a fulfilling career, shaping learning experiences, fostering inclusivity, driving change in education and more.

MS in Education: With Capella Tuition Cap, you won’t pay more than $12,000 in tuition costs for your degree.

EdD in Education: With Capella Tuition Cap, you won’t pay more than $32,000 in tuition costs for your degree.

Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

Find your education program

Area of study

Learning format

bachelors 26,1,2,7,8,10
doctoral 8,12,7,2,10,26,9,1,25
certificate 2,10,9,7,8
masters 25,8,12,2,1,10,26,9,7
bachelors 2,7,1,10,8
doctoral 2,10,25,12
masters 8,2,10,7


PhD in Education

Focus on research and expertise in the specialization of your choice, including curriculum and instruction and special education.


Doctor of Education

Develop your expertise with a specialization in educational leadership or curriculum in this practitioner-focused program.


MS in Education

Amplify your expertise to ignite success in your chosen specialization. Options include curriculum and instruction, leadership in educational administration (P–12), English language learning and teaching, higher education leadership and administration, early childhood education studies, instructional design and educational technology, and more.

Accredited and 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.

School of Public Service and Education mission

The School of Public Service and Education delivers high-quality, authentic and innovative experiences in education, social work, human services and public service, empowering graduates to become change agents honoring diversity while promoting social, economic and environmental justice within their communities.

Our education programs are built around student success

Your success is our mission. Flexible online courses, an interactive learning environment, responsive faculty and staff – at Capella, we’re dedicated to providing a supportive learning environment that can help you achieve your goals.

Student satisfaction

90% of education alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.

Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2022–2023

CAEP accredited

Capella University’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) unit meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Faculty accolades

94% of education alumni agree that their faculty were well qualified and did a good job.

Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2022–2023

Technology driven

In an increasingly online world, it’s critical that you learn to apply technology effectively to improve learning, productivity and professional practice. We’ve made technology central to your program.

Questions about our education programs? Start here.

Meet Capella’s education faculty

Our competency-based curricula are designed, developed and taught by faculty who bring a wealth of real-world knowledge and experiences to the courseroom. Their passion for teaching and their deep commitment to excellence help ensure that you have relevant learning experiences that prepare you for the complex demands of your profession.

Your journey with us is more just an academic pursuit; it is an immersive experience designed to help you thrive in your profession and make a lasting impact on your community.

Melissa McIntyre-Brandly, PhD

Associate Dean of the School of Public Service and Education

Dr. Melissa McIntyre-Brandly is the associate dean for the School of Public Service and Education at Capella University. Dr. McIntyre-Brandly has over 25 years of experience in education, having served several years in teaching and administrative roles in P–12 and higher education. Her research interests include personalized learning, faculty and teacher development, learner success and satisfaction, cultural learning and the impact of hybrid learning in public schools with large mobility rates.

Cristina Cottom, EdD

Academic Program Director, P-12 Teaching and Leadership

Dr. Cristina Cottom is the academic program director for P–12 Teaching and Leadership at Capella University. Dr. Cottom brings a plethora of experience in secondary and higher education. Her career includes faculty and academic leadership positions and experiences at both on-ground and online universities. Her primary research interests include supporting English language learners in online environments and implementing communities of practices in virtual environments.

More resources for your education career

Explore 5 potential careers in education

A career in education is both practical and fulfilling, and there is a wide range of professional options. If you’re thinking about a career as an educator, start your exploration here.

6 key areas of expertise needed to become a master teacher

Are advanced teaching skills in your plans for the future? Here’s how to think about – and plan for – getting the education you need for your career goals.

5 reasons to incorporate technology into the classroom

Concerned that tech is just a distraction in the classroom? It doesn’t have to be. Explore the upside of how technology can enhance learning.

Ready for the next step?

Learning online doesn’t mean going it alone. Help is here, from enrollment assistance and counselors to faculty and academic coaches. Plus, you’ll have a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.