2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6) - MS in Education

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This specialization, designed for elementary school teachers, focuses on effective teaching strategies educators can apply to create lessons and hands-on learning experiences that facilitate reading and math learning. The reading courses in this program reflect the current technology-oriented literacy landscape and provide techniques for maximizing literacy learning and achievement. The math courses, which provide strategies for helping students meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, emphasize ways to assess students’ math skills, address misconceptions, plan interventions, and engage students so they become strong mathematical thinkers and problem-solvers.

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Utilize a variety of manipulative materials and emerging technological resources in the grades K-6 classroom to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice into teaching and learning.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to teach all students to understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.
  3. Utilize a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction.
  4. Evaluate reading and literacy development of all students including academically diverse learners.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

Specialization Curriculum

Course Sequence

The course sequence for this specialization is dependent upon the student’s Program of Study. Students work directly with their student success advisor to ensure the appropriate course sequence based on course availability.

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.