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Accelerated MS in Education (MSEd)

Finish your degree in less time, for less money.

Designed for self-motivated education professionals, the accelerated MSEd model enables you to complete your degree online:

  • In as few as 12 to 16 months, depending on specialization.
  • For as low as $10,000, a significant tuition savings.*
  • Utilizing a combination of self-directed and non-self-directed courses.

Walden’s accelerated model is a fully online, instructor-led format in which you’ll find the same focus on enhancing teacher effectiveness as you would in our non-accelerated online program.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: September 5, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

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Walden’s MS in Education with a Special Education specialization synthesizes the most current research in the arenas of neuroscience, assessment, and scientifically based interventions so that you can determine best practices for student learning.

This specialization is ideal for the classroom teacher who is passionate about making a difference in education. Discover how you can build upon your existing expertise with dynamic skills that can help address such key challenges as parent involvement and student achievement.

Customize your degree program to your personal and professional goals, choose courses across multiple content areas, and expand your knowledge and teaching skills to better meet the diverse needs of your school and students.

In this specialization you will learn how to design standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will help ensure all students learn and achieve at the highest levels possible.

This specialization prepares you to help students (Grades K–6) develop essential reading and mathematics skills to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

This specialization prepares you to help students (Grades PreK–6) develop the 21st-century literacy skills required for college and career readiness by achieving the English Language Arts goals outlined in the Common Core State Standards, National Board Standards, and other state standards.

Based on the standards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Integrating Technology in the Classroom is a leading-edge specialization that allows teachers to model various technologies that engage and motivate all learners.

Program Curriculum

In Walden’s accelerated MSEd model, you can gain the skills and professional knowledge required to help diverse student populations thrive in the classroom and beyond by exploring the latest education theories and research-based strategies.

In our MSEd program, you will be prepared to:

  • Enhance the effectiveness of schools by developing curriculum and policies that take into consideration the community, families, and other key stakeholders.
  • Recognize the diverse needs, interests, skills, and backgrounds of students in order to maximize their ability to learn.
  • Develop an understanding of how various academic subjects are organized and how they apply to everyday life.

More about our MSEd program

An MS in Education degree will allow you to further your experience as a specialized teacher, or in positions such as:*

  • Corporate trainer or administrator
  • Higher education professor
  • Education consultant
  • Director of a child care program
  • Education policy director

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness.

Why earn your MSEd at Walden?

Jennifer Leach

"Thanks to my Walden education, I am an effective administrator who enjoys facilitating professional development."

Abigail Enz-Doerschner | MSEd Graduate

*Based on tuition rates as of October 2015. Rates are subject to change. The accelerated model is available for new students only. While the MSEd accelerated model is designed to be completed in 12 months, time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. As a recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other preK–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures that the institution has met rigorous national standards set by the profession and members of the public. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to preK–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. As a recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other preK–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures that the institution has met rigorous national standards set by the profession and members of the public. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to preK–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to www.waldenu.edu/edulicensure.

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or prof.educ@k12.wa.us to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.