Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

Become master teacher and educational innovator

This program is designed to provide learners with 21st-century knowledge and skills to deepen their understanding of how curriculum and assessment innovations, pedagogical methods, technology integration, and cultural competency interplay to foster and improve student learning. Through rigorous and relevant curriculum, teachers apply their learning in their daily classrooms to create immediate impact for their students, classrooms, and schools.

Outcome goals and graduates’ proficiency levels

We have not yet collected enough information to publish learning outcome data for this program.

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Expected Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate relevant learning science research and theories to inform effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment design and delivery.
  2. Apply curricular design models and theories to develop effective curriculum that addresses short- and long-term instructional planning goals and addresses applicable standards-based requirements.
  3. Design and deliver instructional methods supported by applicable theories and research-based models of teaching to meet the needs of diverse learners and discipline-specific content.
  4. Integrate educational technology tools and practices into curriculum, instructional, and assessment design and delivery to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
  5. Develop and implement a variety of assessment strategies to assess student learning and interpret and communicate results to drive future curricular and instructional decisions at the classroom and school level.
  6. Address the needs of diverse learner populations by employing curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies appropriate for students' cultural backgrounds and different learning needs.
  7. Exhibit the professional dispositions of effective teachers by engaging in research-based practice, reflective teaching practice, professional growth and development, and employing effective communication strategies with stakeholders.

Master's Education Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Education Master's programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Satisfaction with Capella Eduation Master's Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2015 – Q2 2016.

Improvement in Skills & Abilities Education Master's Graduates

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2015 – Q2 2016.

Master's Education Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Education Master's programs have been combined for these Student Experience results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni feel about Capella and what general skills and abilities they gained.

Satisfaction with Capella Eduation Master's Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2015 – Q2 2016.

Improvement in Skills & Abilities Education Master's Graduates

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "exceptional" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2015 – Q2 2016.

Expense, completion, & career information (Gainful Employment)

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6 ), provide some information about completion, expenses and occupations based on learners who graduated between July 2014 and June 2015. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The ED has defined time to complete for a Bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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Alumni Success Story Quote

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"When I started my master's program, all of a sudden everything was completely tailored to what I needed in my classroom and what I should be doing with my students."

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