2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (March 2015) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (March 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS in Education

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Walden’s fully online MS in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

  1. Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships.
  2. Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings.
  3. Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time.
  4. Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice.
  5. Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development and staff development.

Degree Requirements

  • 30–36 total semester credit hours, depending on the specialization
  • Core courses
  • Specialization courses
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 5–6 semesters enrollment, depending on the specialization

Classroom access is strongly recommended for students enrolled in this master’s degree program. Educators who do not have such access must find a student or group of students to work with when asked to apply their new knowledge and reflect on the results. Students without classroom access will not be given alternative assignments.


The MS in Education program is offered on a semester system. Each specialization has a planned sequence of courses.

Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the MS in Education program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.