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Create promising futures through education

If you’re ready to lead in education while engaging your students, Capella can help you advance in your career. Learn the latest theories to refine your teaching strategies and address today’s education needs.

Create Change in Educational Systems

Education helps people improve their lives and advance their careers. An education degree can help you pursue a variety of professional careers: P-12 classroom teacher, college professor, curriculum development specialists, community-education administrator, and more. Capella offers master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and certificates in the field, and the online and flexible options allow you to learn while still living your life.


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 administration, curriculum, technology, and more in this practitioner-focused program. 


Master of Education

Become a master educator through a series of foundational courses—paired with your choice of specialized courses—that teach the advanced skills you need to lead a modern classroom.


MS in Education

Build on what you know and help students achieve while specializing in your chosen educational field—options include early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, and leadership in educational administration.


MS in Education Innovation and Technology

Impact your classrooms with technology—learn to integrate devices into course plans, teach innovative thinking through technology, and achieve digital transformation.


MS in Higher Education

Become an expert in adult and post-secondary education–focus on learning theory, leadership, administration, education trends, and the needs of diverse learners.

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

Why choose Capella?

Your dedication to inspiring students to achieve their best in the classroom can be enhanced with an online education degree or certificate from Capella. You’ll gain skills and knowledge to have a lasting impact on students’ education.

Programs that Fit Your Life

Our flexible online programs let you choose the time and place to tackle school work when it fits your schedule.

Reach Your Goals Faster

Nearly all Capella programs accept transfer credits from regionally accredited or internationally recognized institutions.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Our competency-based curriculum is designed to meet leading professional standards and delivers the skills to help you succeed, no matter what subject you teach.

Online Education. Two Ways.

Your life isn’t one-size-fits-all, and your degree shouldn’t be either. That’s why Capella offers two competency-based, online learning formats in our MEd program—GuidedPath and FlexPath.

"My degree, along with the work I’ve done, opened that door for me,” he says. “It gave me credibility."

D.A. Graham* PhD in Education
*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in our promotional materials.

Education Career Insights

Which K–12 Education Career Path Is Best for Me?

Want to advance in K–12 education? Consider a degree that connects with these specializations and career paths.

Choosing the Right Master’s in Higher Education for You

There are many degree options in higher education; which master’s program is right for you?

4 Encore Careers for Teachers Outside of the K-12 Classroom

K-12 teachers: Explore careers outside of the traditional classroom setting.

Ready for the next step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.