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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 allows 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.*

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: January 6, 2020

Limited-Time Offer: Receive your first course for $250 if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on January 6, 2020.

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.
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 little as 12 months with tuition starting at $10,500 when you choose the accelerated MSEd option.*

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

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 and continuing 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 at 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.

CAEP Accredited Provider

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.

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

*Source:;% calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.

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

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