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Online individual education courses


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Explore online learning as a non-degree student and sharpen skills for your current job. You can apply courses to a degree later or fulfill specific professional requirements.

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Get a head start on a degree without making a commitment to a degree program now. At Capella, you can apply up to three courses to a degree program when you’re ready.

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Apply real-world learning immediately in your own school, district or organization. Stay current with professionally aligned courses.

Classes start January 9

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  • Online
  • 3 Courses max. transfer

Thinking about a degree in education?

ED7014 - Leading Diverse Schools (4 quarter credits) In this course, learners evaluate approaches to creating an inclusive school environment that demonstrates respect and value for diverse staff and student populations. Learners assess communication and collaboration strategies that leverage the strengths of diversity to create an effective learning environment and examine the institutional, political and legal factors that influence the ways schools address diversity issues. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

ED7537 - Emerging Technology and Multimedia for Curriculum and Instruction (4 quarter credits) Through an examination of research and literature, learners examine current trends and issues related to the impact of technology and multimedia on P–12 student teaching and learning. Based on a review of the literature, learners develop course projects that include the design of curriculum, instruction and assessments enhanced through innovative technology and multimedia applications. The course provides real-world skills, tools and clinical practice experiences designed to support school and district leaders and instructional support staff. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district.

ED7641 - Needs Assessment: Models and Procedures (4 quarter credits) This course is a survey of the needs assessment models and procedures used to diagnose the causes of organizational performance problems. Learners design and develop needs assessment instruments and collect and analyze data to differentiate organizational performance issues that require training solutions from those that require non-training interventions.  Cannot be fulfilled by Credit for Prior Learning.

ED6857 - Personnel Administration (4 quarter credits) Learners in this course study school policy making, staffing assignment, salary negotiation, grievance procedures, records, supervision and the evaluation of professional and nonprofessional employees. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district. Prerequisite(s): ED5320. Cannot be fulfilled by Credit for Prior Learning.

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