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EdS - Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction

Capella University's Education Specialist (EdS) with a specialization in Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction program is designed to help students build skills needed for instructional and curriculum design. Find out more about this online program here.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist (EdS) with a specialization in Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Degree Level:

Education Specialist

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in this EdS program should hold a master's degree from an accredited institution and might currently be working as educators. Strong assessment, organizational, and communication skills are important. All applicants to Capella University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Technology, collaboration, and leadership are among the topics students could expect to find addressed in Capella University's Education Specialist with a specialization in Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction program. Core course topics are likely to include school improvement and change initiatives, educational technology integration, digital course tools, and instructional and curriculum development. Leadership theory, personalized learning theory and plan development, instructional improvement, and implementation strategies in personalized learning are among the topics that are covered in the specialization courses. In addition, learners might study student and teacher performance assessment strategies, data collection practices, and research methodologies.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

52 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for an Education Specialist with a specialization in Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction:

To earn this EdS in Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction degree, students must complete nine courses totaling 52 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (52 credits)

  • Advanced Studies in Education: Theory, Practice, and Purpose
  • Leadership Principles in Technology Integration, Innovation, and School Improvement
  • Action Research for School Practitioners
  • Developing a Collaborative Culture in the Digital Age
  • Using Technology for Instructional Improvement: Research, Data, and Best Practices
  • Advanced Theories and Concepts in Competency-Based Learning Systems
  • Advanced Theories and Concepts in Personalized Learning
  • Implementing a Competency-Based and Personalized Learning Curriculum
  • Evaluating and Assessing Personalized and Competency-Based Curriculum

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the EdS - Personalized and Competency-Based Instruction program could be prepared to develop curricula, assess instructional programs, or coordinate the implementation of new instructional strategies or curriculum for public or private K-12 schools, continuing education programs, or community colleges. They might also oversee teacher development programs or seek instructional positions in colleges or universities.

Some careers that graduates could be interested in include:

  • Curriculum director
  • Community college president
  • Director of assessment
  • Director of instruction
  • District teacher development coordinator

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