Master of Arts in Teaching (Teacher Preparation) | Walden University

Your Gateway to Becoming a First-Time Teacher

Walden’s online Master of Arts in Teaching program is ideal for those who already have a bachelor’s degree or higher and are interested in becoming a teacher. This online program is well-suited for independent, self-directed learners with excellent time-management skills. It incorporates a series of academic requirements, or milestones, designed to ensure you have acquired the necessary competencies and expertise to be a more effective educator. At each milestone, your progress within the program will be evaluated using assessments that align with national professional standards. Walden’s faculty will help you master core concepts and principles, while our student support services can provide additional academic, advising, and technical assistance. Successful advancement beyond each milestone certifies that you have the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions to make a positive impact in your classroom, school, and community.

This program features:

  • Virtual Field Experiences as well as school-based field experiences.
  • Assignments that provide classroom-based teaching experiences.
  • A reflective, research-based approach to learning.
  • Best practices from national industry experts via videos.
  • A curriculum based on state and national industry standards.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • Licensure Preparation & Endorsement for Educators

    If your goal is to teach in a classroom or become a principal, Walden offers specific licensure and endorsement preparation programs designed to help you get there.

    If your goal is to teach in a classroom or become a principal, Walden offers specific licensure and endorsement preparation programs designed to help you get there. Learn More

  • TEACH Grants Available

    Students in select Walden education programs may be eligible for federal TEACH Grants.

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  • Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness Webinar

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  • NCATE Accreditation

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

    The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the standard of excellence in professional preK–12 education.

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