Capella Online Professional Development Course

Personalized Instruction

Personalized Instruction

Spend less time teaching and more time coaching! Personalized instruction puts your students in the middle of their learning. By developing lessons with students, providing student choice, and making use of blended learning, you take on the role of classroom coach and adviser and engage your students in their own learning like never before. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


Personalized Instruction

Explore how to personalize competency-based instruction in a blended environment. Using a variety of strategies like student choice and problem-based lessons, students help to set their learning goals and pathways building a more engaging and meaningful learning experience.   

During this course you will build

  • A competency-based problem-based lesson incorporating student choice
  • A plan to implement your competency-based, problem-based lesson.
  • A peer feedback/evaluation process that you will use to revise your lesson 


27 Student Reviews
by Jose M. on July 2, 2020
Great course for implementing personalized instruction. Both theory and practice are presented in a logical and sequential manner. Simple, yet comprehensive and in-depth, useful, and resourceful.
by Denise H. on June 10, 2020
Excellent presentation of course materials, very informative and understandable!
by Cynthia A. on May 30, 2020
This course was a thorough dive into personalized instruction. I finished the course with a much broader understanding of the topic.
by Shauna A. on January 23, 2020
I learned several new teaching techniques and will incorporate them into my classroom instruction strategies.
by Michaela R. on September 20, 2019
Relevant, clearly presented
by Shannon P. on September 15, 2019
Great informative class! Worth the time that is put into it! Videos were great and helpful to understanding the content! I would recommend this class.
by Briana E. on July 23, 2019
Great info & solidifies what i learned in many of the other Sophia classes. The challenges go in sequential order when looking at the videos which is extremely helpful. I also found the practice milestone to be more difficult than the true milestone which I prefer. Overall, great course and great instructor videos!
by Michael S. on July 8, 2019
Informative, especially for newer teachers