MS in Education (MSEd)

At a Glance

Next Start Date: March 2, 2020

Limited-Time Offer: Receive your first course for $250 if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on March 2, 2020.

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

Accreditation: CAEP Accredited

Why Earn Your Online MSEd With Walden?

pen iconLearn from the leader in master’s education. Walden is ranked No. 1 in MSEd graduates.*

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pen iconComplete your degree in as little as 12 months, with tuition starting at $10,500.

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Attend a university chosen by many renowned educators, researchers, and scholars, including more than 150 state teachers of the year.

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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.

*Source: Burning Glass Technologies. Retrieved April 2019, using CIP code 13.0101 (Education, General). Includes 2017 data.

Rates are subject to change. The accelerated model is available for new students only. While the MSEd accelerated option 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 an enrollment specialist at 8552035779.

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