2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) 
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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS in Education

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“Walden has truly opened my eyes to so many different teaching methods. Thanks to the strategies I learned at Walden, I’ve experienced a shift from “lecturer” to more of a student-driven, partnership approach in my classroom. And my students are  absolutely blossoming because of it.”

Deborah Fogg, MSEd Graduate, 2009 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year

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. Apply pedagogical and discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support the learning and development of P–12 students.
  2. Design learning experiences that incorporate students’ strengths by building on prior background and addressing the learning needs of a diverse student population.
  3. 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.
  4. Apply data-informed assessments to monitor student achievement, guide instructional planning, and ensure continuous improvement.
  5. Collaborate with families, communities, and other professionals to promote positive social change.

See also Learning Outcomes for each specialization.


Degree Requirements

Degree requirements are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see each specialization page for more details.

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.

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