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MEd - Teaching and Learning

Capella University's online Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program is designed to give teachers the opportunity to advance their current instruction, assessment, and communication skills for the classroom. Learn more about Capella's online MEd - Teaching and Learning program below.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Program Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students thinking of applying to the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program at Capella University should have a strong understanding of educational instruction, curriculum development, and a working knowledge of educational technology. Applicants should also have established writing, communication, and analytical skills. All applicants to Capella University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program at Capella University is designed to show education professionals how to advance their current teaching skills in the classroom and to prepare teachers to become leaders in education. Students are given the opportunity to conduct research in order to develop instructional methods, theories, and curriculum that can meet the needs of a diverse classroom. Learners may examine ethical and professional values that support student learning as well as see how to communicate and collaborate effectively with families, professionals, and community members. The MEd in Teaching and Learning program at Capella also offers students the opportunity to learn how to use educational technology and digital tools to collect data, develop assessment strategies, and improve student learning. Students may also explore subjects like curriculum theory and design, teacher ethics in the digital age, and authentic assessments.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

46 credits.

Financial Aid:

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 Master of Education in Teaching and Learning:

To fulfill the requirements for the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, students must complete 46 credits in required courses. This includes a teaching and learning capstone taken during the learner's final quarter. Some courses may be listed under multiple categories, but they may only be applied once toward course requirements. 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 (46 credits)

  • Foundations of Master's Studies in Education
  • Leading Innovation and Implementing Change
  • Integrating Technology into Data Assessment and Evaluation
  • Teacher Dispositions and Ethics in the Digital Age
  • Students choose one curriculum course from the following:
    • Curriculum Theory and Design
    • Understanding Competency-Based Curriculum and Instruction
  • Students choose one instruction course from the following:
    • Theories of Instruction for 21st-Century Learners
    • Instruction in the 21st-Century Learners
    • Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning
    • Understanding Competency-Based Curriculum and Instruction
    • Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment
    • Adaptive Instruction and Assessment
  • Students choose one assessment course from the following:
    • Assessment of Learning
    • Authentic Assessments and the Data-Driven Classroom
    • Adaptive Learning and Competency-Based Assessments
    • Personalized Learning: Instruction and Assessment
    • Adaptive Instruction and Assessment
  • Students choose one cultural competency / diversity course from the following:
    • Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives in Education
    • Culture, Society, and Language
  • Action Research to Enhance Practice
  • Research and Practice in Learning Theory
  • Teaching and Learning Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students with an MEd in Teaching and Learning could be interested in continuing their education may enter an Education Specialist, Doctor of Education, or a PhD program. These programs may allow them to gain advanced research or leadership abilities, or to boost their skills in an specialization area within education. Doctoral opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Education Specialist doctoral degree
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program from Capella University could be able to conduct scholarly research, create innovative curriculum and instruction, and communicate ethically and professionally within a diverse school community. Graduates may also be able to recognize and implement emerging technology in the classroom to enhance student learning. Graduates may be interested in positions in K-12 public or private schools, charter schools, virtual schools, Educational consulting firms, colleges, and more. Possible career titles could include:

  • Education consultant
  • K-12 teacher / lead teacher
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Teacher coach / mentor

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