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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.
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.
Sometimes students need additional courses to complete requirements, or their current institution doesn’t offer a course at a convenient time. Enrolling in an individual online course from Capella can provide you with a direct path to meeting your goals, helping you to:
*A maximum of three courses taken as a Capella non-degree student can be applied to a Capella degree program.
Capella University operates on the quarter credit system. Generally, 1 quarter credit is equal to .67 of a semester credit. For example, if you need 12 semester credits to complete a requirement, you would need to complete approximately 18 quarter credits. Check with your state board or learning institution to understand their transfer policies and how they convert credits.
Individual courses are not eligible for financial aid, according to Department of Education guidelines. Students who enroll in an individual course can set up a payment plan, bill their employer directly (as available) or seek outside loans as a financing option. Payment plans can be arranged by contacting our financial aid support team at 1.888.227.3552.
Applying to become a non-degree, course-only student is quick and easy. Our application can be completed online. We may require you to submit additional documents later, such as your official transcripts, proof of an undergraduate degree if you want to take a graduate course, or a Statement of Rationale for counseling courses. An enrollment specialist will contact you with next steps.
Each state has unique coursework, internship and degree requirements for licensing. The courses you need will depend on your prior education and experience. Generally, any additional course content areas are identified by the state licensing board or agency at the time of your license application. Capella’s licensure team has aligned our courses to many state-required course content areas.* Contact an enrollment counselor for more information.
Capella University offers licensure support to students in a degree program. If you plan on taking individual courses toward licensure, be aware that you are responsible for understanding and complying with all state board requirements. While a Capella enrollment specialist can recommend the courses you may need to meet your licensure needs, you must receive approval from your state board or transferring institution prior to enrollment.
*Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other professional credential or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work.