Shape young lives, improve student outcomes, and stay at the forefront of your field through our online MS in Education (MSEd) program.

Our online master’s in education program is focused on enhancing educator effectiveness and student success. Coursework explores beliefs and behaviors that contribute to a higher level of teacher performance, cultural and linguistic diversity, and the skills needed to adapt to various learning and language styles. Gain insight into building a supportive learning community that motivates and engages students. You will also learn how teachers can leverage data assessment to be instructional leaders.

Our MS in Education is part of a full suite of programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution. NCATE accreditation is a recognized standard of excellence in professional preK–12 education.

Why earn your master’s in education degree from Walden?

  • Engage in cutting-edge curriculum that connects you with nationally recognized education experts, researchers, and scholars.
  • Our master’s in education can prepare you to make a greater impact in your classroom or pursue advanced career roles as a school administrator, counselor, director, or content specialist.
  • We understand the importance of your time and money: Earn your degree for under $10,000 in as little as 12 months through our accelerated MSEd model.
  • Choose from 16 online master’s in education specializations to focus your learning in an area that matches your personal interests and career goals.

Walden is a top choice for many dedicated, effective, and award-winning educators—more than 40,000 MSEd graduates can speak to the effectiveness of our program. In fact, our graduates are associated with significantly higher student outcomes in language arts than other master’s degree program graduates.

Learn more from the MSEd infographic below to discover how our MSEd program is helping to make educators even more effective:








FInd out why Walden is the choice for more than 100 State Teachers of the Year

What graduates are saying about our MSEd program:

“One of the things that I love about my Walden experience is that I have been able to put so much of what I learned in the classroom to use in my career and in my daily life.”
—Krishna Williams, MS in Education Graduate

“My master’s taught me so much about assessment, how to look at data, and about how children learn. I’m more cognizant about students’ abilities and incorporating different learning styles now.”
—Kimberly Handy, MS in Education Graduate

“Obtaining a master’s in education degree opened numerous doors and opportunities for me. The knowledge I gained at Walden helped me provide numerous learning opportunities for my students while catering to their individual learning styles and needs.”
—JanetViana Clarke-Green, MS in Education Graduate

Classroom access is strongly recommended for students enrolled in this master’s degree program. Educators who do not have such access must find a student or group of students to work with when asked to apply their new knowledge and reflect on the results. Students without classroom access will not be given alternative assignments.

Find information about Walden programs and licensure requirements specific to your state.

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

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  • Licensure Preparation & Endorsement Preparation

    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, our specific licensure and endorsement preparation programs are designed to help you get there. Learn More.

  • 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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