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

Self-Designed - MS in Education

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Whether education professionals want to teach in additional subject areas or to gain new technology and leadership skills, the Self-Designed specialization allows them to customize their online degree program with the courses that best prepare them to achieve their professional goals.

In this specialization, education professionals will complete a set of core education courses, choose an area of emphasis from 11 content areas, and choose four electives from more than 60 courses across 16 MS in Education specializations. By personalizing their studies in this self-designed master’s program, educators can expand their teaching skills and knowledge across multiple content areas and prepare to meet the specific needs of their students and school. 

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • 9 cr. of core curriculum (3 courses)
    • 9 cr. of emphasis area (3 courses)
    • 12 cr. of electives (4 courses)

Areas of Emphasis

Select an emphasis area from one of 8 content areas listed below. Courses with two numbers listed include the option to take the accelerating course number which is listed as the second course number.

Note: A maximum of five accelerating courses can be used to build your unique program of study. This includes core, area of emphasis, and elective courses.

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
1    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
2 Elective Course 3 sem. cr.
Emphasis Area Course 1 3 sem. cr.
3 Elective Course 3 sem. cr.
Elective Course 3 sem. cr.
4 Emphasis Area Course 2 3 sem. cr.
Emphasis Area Course 3 3 sem. cr.
5 Elective Course 3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.


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.