Capella University Announces New Degree to Prepare Educators for the 21st-Century Classroom

University will now offer a Master of Education in Teaching and

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#edtech–Today’s K-12 students require a different learning environment than
those who studied before them. As education advances with the help of
technology, it is increasingly important that teachers develop new
strategies to improve their effectiveness and increase student
achievement. That is why Capella University is now offering a Master
of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Learning

Capella’s new online master’s program is designed to provide teachers
with the core skills needed to succeed in a 21st-century classroom.
Unlike other Master of Education programs, Capella offers a customizable
course set alongside a series of foundational courses. Teachers in the
program are given the opportunity to custom-build their degree programs
in areas that will best benefit them professionally, and help them
develop the skills most relevant to their individual teaching roles and
professional goals as educators.

“Every teacher is different — so are each set of students they teach,
and every school setting they are in. Our program is one of the first of
its kind, and is designed to provide flexibility and personalized
learning to the individuals who are doing the hard work of educating the
world,” said Amy Smith, PhD, Dean for the School of Education. “At
Capella, we want to help teachers master their craft, support them while
they do it, and celebrate with them when they’ve accomplished it.”

The program is based on a series of foundational courses that address
technology, cultural competency, equity, and innovation that will
prepare teachers to lead change in the classroom, while allowing them to
focus on specific areas that will be most impactful.

In addition to personalization, teachers are able to use prior learning
to potentially save time and money when earning this degree. When
enrolling in Capella’s new master’s degree in education, teachers may be
able to transfer up to 20 credits*, which could make up more than 40% of
the degree program.

No matter where educators are in their teaching careers, a Master of
Education in Teaching and Learning from Capella can help take their
instructional style and knowledge to the next level, engaging students
and inspiring them to achieve more.

*Transfer credit eligibility subject to Capella University review and

About Capella University
is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1993, the
university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned
online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their
careers. As of September 30, 2016, more than 37,500 students were
enrolled in Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate
programs. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality
and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based
direct assessment programs allowing students to learn at their own pace.
Capella University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella Education
Company (NASDAQ: CPLA). For more information, call 1.888.CAPELLA


Capella University
Alicia Amling, 612-977-4836