MS in Education (MSEd)

A learning style that fits your life.


Why Choose Walden's Online MSEd Accelerated Program?

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Choose from 6 specializations to drive change in your classroom or pursue advanced roles as an administrator, counselor, director, or specialist.

The choice for many renowned educators, researchers, and scholars, including more than 180 state teachers of the year.

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Next Start Date: March 06, 2023

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

Accreditation: CAEP Accredited

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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.

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.

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.

MS in School Counseling

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.

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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

Program Admission Considerations: All specializations require a bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. All graduate IT programs in the College of Management and Human Potential require the submission of a résumé. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment specialist today at 8552035779, 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.
Our Enrollment Specialists 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’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through June 2026. This accreditation covers specific Walden initial teacher and advanced educator preparation programs, including the BS in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Special Education specialization, MS in Education – Educational Leadership and Administration specialization, and EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration. The MAT-SPED, MSED-ELA, and EdS-ELA programs were reviewed by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), which define content-area standards for programs, and achieved national recognition.

CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. Walden’s College of Education and Leadership has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement. CAEP is a Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)-recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

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: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Based on the most recent year of completions survey data available, using CIP code 13.01 (Education, General). Available at (Retrieved February 2020; may consist of or include provisional release data.)

*Tuition rates and fees are subject to change. The accelerated model is available for new students only. While the MSEd accelerated program is designed to be completed in 12 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 and Enrollment Specialist at 1-866-492-5336.

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 Specialization offered by Walden that is state-approved as leading to any educational license or certification is the MS in Education, Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Program), which has been approved in Ohio for leading to Building Level Principal Licensure (grades P-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.