Make a positive impact on student achievement with an online master’s in education from Walden.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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.

Why Pursue Your Online MSEd With Walden?

  • Flexible options designed to fit your life and career. Choose from our traditional 20-month track, accelerated 12-month track, or our highly flexible One-Credit track.1
  • Affordable pricing to put your MSEd within reach. Earn your degree for as little as $9,000.2
  • Learn from experienced, expert educators. Our faculty are committed to teaching you new skills and techniques you can apply right away and supporting you as you progress through the program.
  • Specializations for every interest. Choose from up to14 specializations to make a bigger impact in the classroom or as an administrator, director, counselor, or specialist.

Focus Your MSEd in an Area of Education You’re Passionate About

Choose your area of expertise:

Specializations for K–8 Teachers

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)

Specializations for K–12 Teachers

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)

Specializations for Aspiring Principals

Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation)
Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure)

Shape the Next Generation and Your Career With an MSEd From Walden

Shape the Next Generation and Your Career With an MSEd From Walden
You’re an educator with high hopes for your young learners and a vision for your career. Walden’s online master’s in education program will help you take your impact even further. Beyond the latest technologies and methodologies, you’ll learn new ways of connecting with and inspiring your students.

Find the Option That Fits Your Life, Career, and Learning Style

MSEd Traditional

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.

MSEd Accelerated

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

MSEd One-Credit

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

 

Become the Empowered Educator You Know You Can Be

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.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of our online master’s in education program, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply pedagogical and discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support the learning and development of P–12 students.
  • Design learning experiences that incorporate students’ strengths by building on prior background and addressing the learning needs of a diverse student population.
  • Use data-informed practices to design, implement, and assess differentiated instruction within and across disciplines to promote student learning, critical thinking, and real-world application of knowledge and skills in technology-rich environments.
  • Apply data-informed assessments to monitor student achievement, guide instructional planning, and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with families, communities, and other professionals to promote positive social change.
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Why Walden?

Walden’s MS in Education program offers the flexibility, innovation, pace, and value that will fit your life and the demands of your career. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to become the educator you know you can be. We’ve helped over 50,000 teachers like you unlock their potential. Don’t put your future on hold. Learn more about Walden’s MS in Education today.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MSEd?

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:

  • Assistant principal
  • Teacher leader
  • Instructional designer
  • Education coordinator
  • Training specialist
  • Curriculum manager
  • School principal
  • Training coordinator
  • Registrar
  • Superintendent
  • Learning specialist
  • Dean of students
  • Instructional coach
  • Special education director

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.

Testimonials

Melville Richardson

Melville Richardson

MSEd Graduate
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.
Sandra Tolbert MSEd Graduate
Sandy Tolbert
Seletha Tucker MS in Early Childhood Studies Graduate / EdD Student
Seletha Tucker
Yvette Taylor MS in Early Childhood Studies Graduate
Yvette Taylor

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 advisor.

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 advisor 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 advisor.

Accreditation
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.

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