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Gain the Skills to Advance Your Career

Capella's higher education degree programs are closely aligned to professional standards to ensure you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performersin your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can immediately use today.


More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their career.CULES, 2010

We Stay in Touch with Your Profession

Capella University is dedicated to making sure the next generation of teachers has all the right tools to lead higher education students. All of our higher education degree programs are aligned with professional standards and are continuously updated to meet the demands of the current education climate. By deepening your expertise and empowering you to cultivate an environment that helps your students achieve excellence, a higher education degree from Capella prepares you to join the many graduates who have gone on to become highly effective educators and leaders.

Capella: An Accredited University

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Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

Capella Helps Professionals Reach Their Potential


Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Capella's School of Education faculty members are active and experienced in their professions, and nearly all members hold a doctoral degree. From higher education faculty to leadership, curriculum designers, and grant writers, our faculty hold top academic credentials in the areas they teach and many are published authors. Noteworthy contributions include sitting on the Executive Board for the National Association of Community and Technical Colleges and directing an Ojibwe Language and Culture Education program.

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Dr. Hua Senteny's responsiveness to my questions and concerns was unsurpassed by any other faculty member with whom I've worked. In addition, she seemed to really care about her students.

Melody Jennings MS in Higher Education

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NEW: EdD Programs

Capella has expanded our Doctor of Education (EdD) program offerings providing more opportunities for our students to succeed in the adult education environment. Compare our Education programs to learn more about our new EdD programs and how they fit your career path.

6 Ways to Save

  • 1

    Transfer Credits

    Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.

  • 2

    Helene Krivosha School of Education Scholarship

    Capella awards two $5,000 education scholarships each year — one to a MS learner and one to a doctoral learner. Find out if you qualify.

  • 3

    Credit for Real-World Experience

    You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process by demonstrating mastery of competencies, and may be eligible to earn credit for previous coursework, experience and learning.

  • 4

    10% Military Discount

    Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs.

  • 5

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

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    Employer & Association Discounts

    Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.


More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their job or career.

CULES: 2010 cumulative 84% for top ratings on the following item. Knowledge and skills learned in my program have a direct impact on my current job or career.

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Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime

At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.

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