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Capella's degree programs are closely aligned to professional standards to ensure you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performers in 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 Are Professionally-Aligned

We prepare you to improve achievement among P-12 students. Our comprehensive portfolio of degree programs is designed around professional standards relevant to the needs of today's education environment. By focusing on developing effective educators in and out of the classroom, we prepare teachers and administrators to become leaders, deepen their expertise, and cultivate an environment that helps students reach their potential.

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.

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The PhD specialization in Special Education Leadership is recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).


The MS specialization in Early Childhood Education is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The MS specialization in Leadership in Educational Administration, the EdS and PhD specializations in Leadership in Educational Administration are recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).

NCATE-accredited programs are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the preparation of P-12 teachers and other professional school personnel. Alumni of these programs are highly regarded by many school districts, licensing authorizes, and teaching professionals.

In addition to being nationally accredited, key programs in Capella's Professional Education Unit (PEU) have received national recognition by a Specialized Professional Association, indicating they have met the high standards of that association.

Accelerate your MS in Education Degree & Save Tuition

When you enroll in your MS in Education program, you'll have the option to complete professional development courses at Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) at the same time. This streamlined path can save you up to $3,375 and help you graduate up to 9 months sooner. Learn how to accelerate your Master's in Education through Capella's partnership with KDS.


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Customize your K-12 Studies Program

Just as your students' educational needs evolve, your education should evolve too. Capella's Master's in K-12 Studies specialization has been redesigned allowing you to select one of four program emphases and focus on the topics most relevant to you. View the K-12 Studies Specialization or request information to see how you can make the greatest possible impact on student achievement.

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 P-12 teachers to administrators, our faculty hold top academic credentials in the areas they teach and many are published authors. Noteworthy contributions include directing an Ojibwe Language and Culture Education program and creating a middle college high school of 240 students on a college campus.

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Dr. Paul Flores offers the highest quality instruction and generously shares his vast knowledge of research methods in ways that encourage scholarly growth on the part of his students.

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7 Ways to Save

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    Transfer Credits

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

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    Start Now, Save Up to $3,000

    You can receive a $3,000 Master's in Education Grant when you enroll in a qualifying master's program by December 8, 2014.

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    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.

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    Save up to $4,000 with the TEACH program

    The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is offered to students who intend to teach in a high-need field at a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

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    10% Military Discount

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

  • 6

    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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