Walden knows great teaching. Choose a master's program designed for passionate educators committed to helping students thrive.
Walden University is accredited by CAEP, the only recognized accreditor for educator preparation providers. Our MS in Education (MSEd) program prepares you to transform student learning—and your career. Join our vibrant community of over 65,000 students and alumni.
Choose your area of expertise:
Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)
Elementary Reading and Mathematics
Elementary Reading and Literacy (P–6) (Non-Licensure)
Mathematics (Grades 5–8)
Mathematics (Grades K–6)
Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8)
Science (Grades K–8)
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12)
Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12)
Special Education (Non-Licensure)(Grades K–12)
STEM Education (Grades K–8)
Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12)
If you’re more comfortable with structured learning, a predictable course load, and a fixed schedule, consider our 20-month traditional MSEd track. The manageable workload is perfect for busy professionals who have a limited amount of weekly time to devote to their studies.
If you’re a highly motivated educator who wants to fast-track your learning, the MSEd Accelerated track is for you. You can gain all the skills and valuable insights found in the traditional MSEd track and earn your degree in just 12 months.3
If you’re looking for an innovative, intensive learning experience that offers a set semester-based tuition schedule, the MSEd One-Credit track is a great fit for you. Walden’s MSEd One-Credit track is driven by a classroom teacher-focused curriculum offered in three completion options: 12 months, 16 months, or 20 months.4
At Walden, we know great teaching. And when you choose us, you will be empowered to become a great teacher. Our MS in Education will prepare you with the teaching strategies and educational expertise you need to become a highly effective educator, focused on student success, whether you want to refine your teaching practice, lead other educators, or become a specialist in an area you’re passionate about.
As a graduate of our online master’s in education program, you will be prepared to:
A master’s in education can propel your career to the next level while helping you build the skills and knowledge that will make you more confident, effective, and innovative in the classroom. If you have a passion for teaching and want to unlock your true potential, an MSEd from Walden can prepare you to be the best educator you can be.
Our MSEd program can prepare you for career options such as:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Find information about Walden programs and licensure requirements specific to your state.
Studying with Walden has opened doors in terms of authentic application of my studies to my current teaching career. What I learned at Walden was truly utilized at my job.
Walden is so much more than an online university; it is a university that cares about your success as a person.
Walden’s instructors are there to assist in your education. You are never alone in your journey.
1The 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.
2Total tuition cost depends on the MS in Education program track chosen, and transfer of credit, if applicable. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
3Rates 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 1-866-492-5336.
4The 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, contact an enrollment specialist.
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.
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 PK–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.
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.