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MS in Education (MSEd)

A learning style that fits your life.

Designed for education professionals, Walden's MSEd program provides practical skills, flexibility, and personalized support to enhance your career success, helping you improve student outcomes and impact your community.

Our online MSEd program options allow you to:

  • Progress at your pace: Take one course at a time, or speed your progress by taking two courses at a time.
  • Choose from 14 online master’s in education specializations, including a self-designed option, to focus your learning in an area that matches your personal interests and career goals.
  • Earn your degree in as little as 12 months for under $10,000 if you choose the accelerated MSEd option with six specializations available.*

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Next Start Date: January 07, 2019
Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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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.
In this specialization, you can gain the skills and knowledge to lead and improve STEM curriculum in K–8 classrooms and help diverse student populations build the educational foundation for future STEM-related careers.
Explore new strategies and techniques for introducing students to the mathematical skills and concepts they will need in high school, college, and beyond, including measurement, data, geometric thinking, understanding rational numbers, and proportional reasoning.
In this specialization, you will examine key topics taught in middle school mathematics programs, including number systems and operations; geometric thinking and measurement; functions and equations; and data, probability, and statistical reasoning.
Designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to advance their own knowledge of science and mathematics (as part of the STEM core) subjects, this specialization provides strategies and a framework for ensuring that your students gain a strong foundation in mathematics and science as defined by the Common Core State Standards.
This newly enhanced specialization in science blends content with pedagogy so you can learn science in the same way you will teach the subject matter in the classroom—through inquiry-based learning that promotes hands-on and exciting educational experiences.
This specialization will teach you how to lead curriculum initiatives and improve instructional effectiveness as you develop an individual learning plan that will help you set your goals as a school administrator.
For educators who want to become a principal or administrator at the master’s level, Walden’s online MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation) is designed to develop the management, leadership, and advanced instructional skills you need to become an educational leader.

Learning Options for Your Needs

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. Earn your degree in as few as 12 months, for as low as $10,000.*

Specializations available in the accelerated model include:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12)
  • Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades P–6) (Non-Licensure)
  • Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6) (Non-Licensure)
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12)
  • Special Education (Grades K–12) (Non-Licensure)
  • Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12)

Learning Outcomes

Walden’s MSEd program is designed for educators, by educators. In this 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.
*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.

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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.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling , 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 .

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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from April 24, 2012, to June 30, 2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE accreditation. Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.


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

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 P–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 P–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

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

Note to all Washington residents: This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.