Enhance your skills as an educator to help shape lives by earning a master’s degree in education.
Walden, a CAEP-accredited institution, offers a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program for dedicated educators like you who have big dreams for the next generation. Join a committed education community and be empowered with valuable insights you can apply right away to improve your practice. An MSEd program prepares teachers to elevate student achievement in their classroom or pursue advanced career roles.
Walden is a top choice for many dedicated, effective, and award-winning educators—more than 50,000 MSEd graduates can speak to the effectiveness of our program. Gain insights into developing innovative curriculum that engages young minds. Learn teaching best practices that you can implement immediately and see the impact your education has on your students.
In addition to a Self-Designed option, Walden offers a variety of online master’s in education specializations that allow you to focus your studies.
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)
With the accelerated option, you can earn your degree in as little as 12 months for $10,5003—a 40% tuition savings compared to our traditional program. Designed for disciplined, self-motivated educators, this path offers six specializations.
The MSEd accelerated option is fully online and instructor led, with the same rigorous depth of learning as our traditional MSEd program. After the first course, you can take one course at a time or earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once. Or, choose a combination of the two throughout your online master’s in education program to fit your changing needs.
Speak to an enrollment advisor at 844-767-9416 to learn more about our MSEd accelerated option.
As the Educator of Educators™, Walden understands the challenges of being an educator today. We’re here to make it easier with insights and best practices you can apply immediately to improve your students’ academic success.
Coursework in Walden’s MSEd program explores cultural and linguistic diversity and the skills needed to adapt to various learning and language styles. Gain insight into building a supportive learning community that motivates and engages students. Learn to leverage data assessment to be an instructional leader.
The online master’s in education program is designed to prepare graduates to:
You try to make a difference for your students every day. With an online master’s in education from Walden, you can become an even more effective educator and realize your potential as an education leader.
The demand for teachers has been steadily increasing over the past five years. Educator positions requiring a master’s degree are projected to grow 7–16% over the next decade.4 A Walden MSEd can equip you with the skills and credentials you need to boost achievement in your own classroom or pursue new opportunities in your field.
Master’s-level educators are needed across diverse organizations and industries, not just in the traditional school setting. The employment outlook for non-teaching jobs where an MSEd can be applied is bright. Jobs for education, training, and development managers are expected to grow by 10% through 2026—much faster than the national average.5 Walden’s MS in Education specializations prepare you with the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of today’s education job market.
Depending on your specialization, an online master’s in education from Walden can open doors to a number of career options:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this master’s in education online 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.
1Source: Burning Glass Technologies. www.burning-glass.com. Retrieved April 2019, using CIP code 13.0101 (Education, General). Includes 2017 data.
2Rates 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 advisor at 1-866-492-5336.
3Source: Data for this analysis of 39,076 job postings for teachers from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018, was retrieved using Labor Insight Jobs (Burning Glass Technologies). Query conditions: Full year 2018 AND Nationwide AND (BGTOCC : Middle / High School Teacher OR BGTOCC: Elementary School Teacher OR BGTOCC: Math Teacher OR BGTOCC: English / Language Arts Teacher OR BGTOCC: Bilingual / ESL / Foreign Language Teacher OR BGTOCC: Substitute Teacher OR BGTOCC: Drama Teacher OR BGTOCC: History / Social Studies Teacher OR BGTOCC: Music Teacher OR BGTOCC: Physical Education Teacher OR BGTOCC: Preschool / Childcare Teacher OR BGTOCC: Childcare / Preschool Director OR BGTOCC: Reading Teacher OR BGTOCC: Science Teacher OR BGTOCC: Special Education Teacher) AND (Education: Master's degree (specified) ). Results for job postings and job growth are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change .
4Source: U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop, Training and Development Managers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.
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.