2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Apr 22, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Special Education (Non-Licensure*) (Grades K–12)


Return to: The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership  

This specialization offers a path to continuing professional achievement. Walden’s MS in Education with a specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure*) (Grades K-12) synthesizes the most current research in the arenas of neuroscience, assessment, and scientifically based interventions so that you can determine best practices for student learning.

*Walden University’s MS in Education program with a specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in special education. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure as a special education teacher.

Degree Requirements


  • 30 total semester credit hours
  • ePortfolio

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification


This program does not 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.