Capella University: Early Childhood Education

Capella University is a for-profit online university owned by the Capella Education Company and based in Minneapolis, MN. Originally founded in 1991 to provide education for underserved adult learners, Cappella became an online university in 1996 and now serves over 37,000 students at any give time. Capella has been ranked as a top online school, and one of the bet colleges in the US.

Capella offers an accredited online Master of Science in Education with an Early Childhood Education specialization designed for students who already have a BS in Education. This 49-credit program will help licensed teachers who wish to learn more effective practices, as well as those who wish to teach Early Childhood education in higher education. Courses include child psychology, classroom management, and strategies for helping at-risk or developmentally disadvantaged children. Students will be required to take an approved teaching practicum in their area.

Applicants will need:

• Admission application and fee
• Official transcripts
• Resume
• Statement of purpose
• Letters of reference

Tuition for the MS Education program costs $415 per credit hour for the 49-hour course. Students may apply for federal student loans and grants, while education students may also qualify for TEACH grants. Capella also has a reputation as a military-friendly school, offering numerous incentives to military personnel and veterans.

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