MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Capella University, a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers, has announced three new specializations. They include a Health Care Leadership specialization in its Master of Health Administration (MHA) online degree, and new Adult Education, and Curriculum and Instruction specializations in its Doctor of Education (EdD) online degree. Capella has also redesigned its online Master of Science in Human Resource Management and its Human Resource Management certificate, and added other new educational opportunities in the human resource management field. As of Sept. 30, 2013, approximately 35,000 students were enrolled at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.
Online MHA is first fully online program to align with NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model
Capella’s new Health Care Leadership specialization combines evidence-based leadership theory with competencies aligned with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model, a nationally recognized and scientifically validated approach to health care leadership education.
Capella’s efficient, competency-based curriculum allows students to complete their MHA in as little as 18 months – sooner if a student has transfer credits. In addition, Capella MHA students can simultaneously earn a Health Care Administration certificate within the first year of their MHA program, for no additional time or cost.
Online EdD specializations focus on educational leadership and immediate impact
To meet the growing need for education administrators in both P–12 and higher education, Capella’s new EdD specializations share core courses that address foundational educational leadership skills. In addition, the Adult Education specialization includes courses on leadership and managerial issues in an adult learning setting; program planning and evaluation; adult development stages; and issues and trends in the field. The Curriculum and Instruction specialization offers courses on such topics as supervision and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment programs; innovative instruction models; curriculum mapping; and the use of technology as a tool in curricular development and assessment.
Both online EdD specializations also feature an applied research project and a curriculum designed to deliver skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied on the job, allowing students to start making a greater impact right away.
Redesigned Human Resource Management programs offer many advantages
Capella reviewed and revised its MS in Human Resource Management and certificate to ensure that they were aligned to the most current industry standards and employer needs. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University's MS in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Students have the option to earn a Human Resource Management certificate while working on their master’s, providing the skills and credibility to make a more immediate impact.
Capella also offers PHR®/SPHR®, and GPHR® preparation courses that can be taken as stand-alone courses or as elective credits toward their MS in Human Resource Management. Students who already have these industry certifications can earn credit for their knowledge through Capella’s Prior Learning Assessment process, allowing them to finish their master’s sooner, saving them time and money. Students can also pursue a Combined BS/MS Option in Human Resource Management, which allows students to take master’s-level courses while earning their bachelor’s degree, saving time and money over the cost of pursuing each degree separately.
Enrollment now open
To enroll, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email email@example.com.
Review of the Adult Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Health Care Leadership specializations is pending in AL, KS, KY, ND, SC, and WA.
The Adult Education and Curriculum and Instruction specializations do not satisfy licensure requirements for P–12 public school teachers or administrators.
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Over 70 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 145 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 22 certificate programs. Approximately 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2013, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, 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).
* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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