Don’t let time and costs stand between you and your master’s degree. Walden University now offers three accelerated M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) specializations to help you earn your degree faster. Designed for self-motivated education professionals, these accelerated M.S.Ed. specializations enable you to complete an M.S.Ed. program online:

  • In as little as 12 to 16 months, depending on specialization
  • For as low as $10,000, a significant tuition savings*
  • Utilizing a combination of self-directed and non–self-directed courses

Walden’s Accelerated Model is a convenient, fully online, instructor-led format in which you’ll find the same focus on enhancing teacher effectiveness as you would in our non-accelerated online program.
Focus and Format

In Walden’s accelerated M.S.Ed. model, you can gain the skills and professional knowledge required to help diverse student populations thrive in the classroom and beyond by exploring the latest education theories and research-based strategies. Combining self-directed and non–self-directed online coursework, Walden’s accelerated model offers the choice of three M.S.Ed. specializations:

Instead of weekly assignments and discussion, students in the self-directed courses progress at their own pace, with assignments due at three different intervals in the course. A faculty member provides guidance throughout the course and assesses all work submitted by the student at the end of the course. Courses are taken two at a time at different points in the program. You’ll earn the same respected M.S.Ed. in less time and for less than $10,000—a tuition savings of at least 30% over the traditional program.

A History of Quality

Walden University understands the needs and wants of education professionals. In fact, Walden University was founded in 1970 by two teachers, Bernie and Rita Turner, with the main purpose of creating a student-centered higher education university for adult learners to pursue their degrees while balancing their work, families, and other commitments.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other preK–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures the institution has met rigorous national standards set by the profession and members of the public.

*Based on tuition rates as of October 2014. Rates are subject to change.

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