MINNEAPOLIS, August 7, 2007 – Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* online university based in Minneapolis, has announced a new Education Specialist (EdS) degree program in its School of Education. Within this online degree program, two specializations are being offered, Leadership in Educational Administration, and Curriculum and Instruction. Capella also announced a new education-focused specialization, School Counseling, as part of its Master of Science in Human Services program. Read the rest of this entry »


MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2007 – Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* online university based in Minneapolis, today introduced a new Education Specialist (EdS) online degree program, as well as a Master of Science in Public Health. Twelve new graduate and undergraduate specializations are also being launched in such fields as emergency management, retail management, school counseling, educational leadership, health information management, human resource management, information security, and project management.  Enrollment is now open, with classes beginning fall quarter 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, July 23, 2007 – Antanas “Tony” Levinskas, PhD, NCSP, a core faculty member in the school psychology specialization at Capella University, has been elected to the executive board of directors of the Minnesota School Psychologists Association (MSPA). Capella is an accredited* online university based in Minneapolis with nearly 85 percent of its students pursuing master’s or PhD degrees. The online university’s master’s degree and specialist certificate programs in school psychology are designed around National Association of School Psychologists standards. Capella offers one of the only online psychology degrees related to school psychology.

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MINNEAPOLIS, July 20, 2007Capella University, an accredited* online university based in Minneapolis, has named Dr. Harry McLenighan as dean of its School of Education. Dr. McLenighan, who had been serving as interim dean, has more than 34 years experience as a teacher and administrator in K-12 education, and 15 years as a teacher and administrator in higher education.

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MINNEAPOLIS, July 5, 2007 – The Independent College Advancement Associates (ICAA) has named Al DiFranco its president-elect. The ICAA is a professional association made up of 90 independent colleges and universities, and 1,300 individual staff members, from Ohio and bordering states. DiFranco is the development officer for Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio, and is also pursuing a master’s degree in higher education leadership at Capella University, an accredited* online university. More than 1,000 teachers, principals, and superintendents have chosen Capella to earn their master’s or doctoral degrees online. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 9, 2007 — Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* fully online university based in Minneapolis, Minn., has announced that the Minnesota Board of Teaching has granted approval of Capella’s Master of Science in education, reading and literacy specialization. As a result, the program is now recognized by the Minnesota Board of Teaching as one that leads to
Minnesota licensure as a teacher of reading for qualified candidates. This approval is also significant for teachers residing in states that require graduation from a state-approved program to gain reading licensure or endorsement. Capella is unique among online universities in offering a master’s program that has a state-approved specialization in reading and literacy. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, May 8, 2006 — To meet the rising demand for qualified K–12 leaders and to address the growing emphasis on educational accountability, Capella University has created two new PhD in education specializations—curriculum and instruction and K–12 studies in education. The new specializations will be offered through Capella University's School of Education beginning with the online university’s July 2006 quarter.

Capella's curriculum and instruction specialization is designed to address the growing demand for instructional coordinators, curriculum directors, and other leadership positions focused on curriculum development and evaluation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in these areas is expected to grow by more than 27 percent by 2014 due to the increased emphasis on educational quality and accountability in student performance. It has been the most requested new specialization at Capella's School of Education. Capella's new online degree program prepares learners for curriculum leadership positions in K–12 institutions, teacher-leader assignments related to curriculum and instructional improvement initiatives, and K–12 curriculum faculty positions in post-secondary institutions.

The second doctoral specialization, K–12 studies in education, is a flexible doctoral program designed for teachers, administrators, and other K–12 career-oriented professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, anticipated retirements over the next 10 years will result in a higher than average growth rate for K–12 leadership positions. Capella's new specialization offers learners a strong foundation of current research and best practices in K–12 education as well as the ability to create an individualized program focused on their unique K–12 research interests and professional objectives. It is also ideal for teachers who want to continue working in the classroom, while also having the opportunity to lead education initiatives at the building or district level.

Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its PhD in education specializations in curriculum and instruction and K–12 studies in education. For more information, please call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), option 3, or e-mail info@capella.edu. Learners in Kentucky, Washington, and Wisconsin are advised that the specializations for K–12 teachers are not pre-approved for specialist endorsement or licensure. Applicants should verify home state and local district requirements prior to enrollment. Individuals seeking endorsement must perform a transcript review with their state upon completion of the program.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 12 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. Capella is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552)