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Teaching and Learning Master of Education

School of Education

Graduate to a Higher Level of Teaching

Becoming an exceptional teacher and innovator in your school district doesn’t happen overnight. Thankfully, our online Master of Education (MEd) program can help you get there. The coursework provides you with a deep understanding of curriculum assessment innovations, pedagogical methods, technology integration, and cultural competency.

Even better, the things you learn can be applied right away, so you can make an immediate impact on your students and school district. Simply put, our online MEd is designed to provide you with the advanced skills needed to teach in a 21st-century classroom.

At a Glance

  • 100% Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 6 Specialization Courses

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admission Requirements » | $50 Application Fee (waived w/promo SUMMER)

What You’ll Learn

Strengthen Instruction

Design effective curricula and instruction that will meet standard-based requirements and goals.

Assess Student Progress

Develop a variety of assessment strategies to measure student learning and communicate results at the school level.

Reach More Students

Meet the diverse needs of students by using applicable theories and research–based models for instructional methods.

Leverage The Latest Technology

Integrate educational technology tools and practices into your curriculum and assessment design.

Embrace New Findings

Leverage relevant learning, science, research and theories to inform curriculum, instruction, and assessment design.

Cultivate & Grow Diversity

Discover ways to employ curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies to meet the needs of a diverse population of students.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Personalized Pathways

Select courses to personalize your studies to develop the skills and knowledge most relevant to you as an educator.

Flexible Transfer Credits

You may be able to apply previous graduate coursework toward more than 40% of your Capella master's program.

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100 percent competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

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
$440 per credit, 46 total quarter credits, 20 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,300 per 12-week billing session, 23 total program points, 10 max transfer points

This program has not yet been evaluated by the Minnesota State Approving Agency and is therefore not currently eligible for VA benefits.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

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 are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Student Success Story

"For teachers looking into the FlexPath program, I would recommend it because of its self-paced nature and the opportunity to increase your experience—your own knowledge—at your own pace."

Todd Boyer*
MEd, Teaching and Learning

*Actual Capella student who is compensated for appearing in Capella promotional materials.

Capella offers free professional development courses to help you add innovative instructional strategies and technology to your course plans. You can earn professional development hours—and earn credit for that learning, which you can apply toward a master’s degree from Capella.*

*To apply free professional development courses to a degree program, students must apply for graduate credit and complete an additional project. $50 fee applies.

Accredited & Respected

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 coursework for our online Master of Education program focuses on curriculum and assessment innovations, teaching methods, technology integration, and cultural competencies— all of which can be applied to daily classrooms.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ED5301 Theories on Instruction for 21st-Century Learners
EDT5140 Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment
EDT5125 Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning
ED5100 Leading Innovation and Implementing Change

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 folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Relevant Blog Posts

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MEd FlexPath: Your Degree Is In Reach

Find out three ways FlexPath can help you start your degree today.

Fitting Education Into Busy Lives

Think you’re too busy to go back to school? You’re not alone. Five people tell their stories of balancing school and life.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online Master of Education program.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • K–12 Teacher
  • School curriculum coach
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Education consultant
  • Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • District central office
  • K–12 public or private schools
  • K–12 virtual or charter schools
  • State department of education
  • Educational consulting firm

*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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Ready for the Next Step?

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