Online Learning Success
A learning style that fits your life.
Why choose Walden’s online MS in Education program?
Choose from three degree completion options to fit your life and career.
Complete your degree in as little as 12 months with our accelerated learning track.*
Earn your degree for as little as $9,000.†
Choose from among multiple specializations for K–8 and K–12 teachers and aspiring principals.
Join a robust educator community, including more than 150 state teachers of the year.
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Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits
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In this specialization, you will learn how to apply evidence-based instructional and assessment practices to support student literacy and learning across content areas.This specialization is also offered in an accelerated model.
In this specialization, you can explore strategies to help you become more effective in delivering reading and mathematics instruction that is aligned with Common Core State Standards.This specialization is also offered in an accelerated model.
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.This specialization is also offered in an accelerated model.
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.This specialization is also offered in an accelerated model.
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 also offered in an accelerated model.
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.This specialization is also offered in an accelerated model.
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.This specialization is also offered in an accelerated model.
Walden’s accelerated model is a fully online, instructor-led format providing the same focus on enhancing teacher effectiveness as our non-accelerated online program.
Specializations available in the accelerated model include:
The MSED One-Credit track is Walden’s newest option for earning your master’s in education. Learning occurs in focused, one-credit courses offered in a stimulating online classroom environment. Each one-credit course lasts four weeks, and each semester includes 4 four-week sessions. Take one to three courses per four-week session. All course materials and resources are included within the classroom—there are no additional textbooks or materials to purchase.
With the MSED One-Credit, you decide your course load and completion time. Choose one of three completion options:‡
You will pay one tuition price per semester, providing you control over your total tuition costs.
Walden’s MSEd program is designed for educators, by educators. In this program, you will be prepared to:
Learn the latest methods of counseling to provide guidance and support to diverse PreK–12 student populations.
Courses include in-person residencies and field experiences.
Explore Our Program
An MS in Education degree will allow you to further your experience as a specialized teacher, or in positions such as:§
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 specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.
Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Walden University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2019 through June 2026. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation, promoting excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. Walden University earned CAEP accreditation by meeting rigorous national standards and demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.CAEP accreditation is based on a review of The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership’s initial teacher preparation programs—the BS in Elementary Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education—and advanced educator preparation programs—the EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration and the MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration. Three of these programs were reviewed by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), which defines content-area standards for programs, and achieved national recognition: Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education, EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration, and MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration.
"Thanks to my Walden education, I am an effective administrator who enjoys facilitating professional development."
*The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, contact an enrollment specialist.
†Total tuition cost depends on the MS in Education program track chosen, and transfer of credit, if applicable. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
‡The MSEd One-Credit track is available for new students only. While the MSEd One-Credit 12-month, 16-month, or 20-month option is designed to be completed in 12, 16, or 20 months, time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 8552035779.
§Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
The only MS in Education program specialization offered by Walden University that is state-approved as leading to any educational license or certification is the Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation) specialization, which has been approved in Ohio for leading to Building Level Principal Licensure (grades preK–6, grades 4–9, and grades 5–12). No other MS in Education specialization will lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. For more information, please refer to www.WaldenU.edu/educlicensure.
Prospective Alabama students: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.
ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:
A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*
*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.
Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.