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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited college dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. Out of more than 110 online master’s degree programs in education, our master’s programs were selected by the National Education Association (NEA) Academy to offer its members high-quality professional development opportunities at a valuable savings.

NEA Member Benefits

Walden’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is proud to offer NEA members full-tuition scholarships (check back for availability and deadlines) or a 10% tuition reduction*†‡ when enrolling as a new student in one of Walden’s education master’s degree programs or in select certificate programs.

M.S. in Early Childhood Studies

Benefit from a curriculum that combines current research and theory with practical strategies and access to recognized experts and practitioners in the early childhood field.


  • Administration, Management, and Leadership
  • Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field
  • Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

M.S. in Education

Explore proven skills for enhancing student learning and outcomes as well as enriching effectiveness. Almost 95% of M.S. in Education graduates said earning their degrees at Walden enhanced their professional performance. §


  • Adolescent Literacy and Technology (Grades 6–12)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12)
  • Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades PreK–6)
  • Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6)
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12)
  • Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (Grades 6–12)
  • Mathematics (Grades K–6)
  • Mathematics (Grades 5–8)
  • Middle Level Education (Grades 5–8)
  • Professional Development (Grades PreK–12)
  • Science (Grades K–8)
  • Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K–12)
  • Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12)
  • Teaching English Language Learners (Grades K–12)

M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology

Study strategies for using technology to enhance learning and gain firsthand exposure to the tools that have made Walden a leader in online content development and instructional delivery.


  • General Program
  • Online Learning
  • Training and Performance Improvement

Education Certificates

Certificate programs offer you the chance to enhance your effectiveness as an educator and better understand the changing landscape of your field. Explore ways to motivate and support students and educators in your organization.

  • Graduate Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Graduate Certificate in Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners
  • Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology in the Classroom
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Development
  • Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching K–12 Students Online
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology (three specializations)

To learn more about Walden’s partnership with NEA, click here or contact an enrollment advisor today at 1-866-492-5336.

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Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

By understanding your personal and professional objectives, our advisors can answer your questions, discuss your options, and provide an information packet tailored to your interests. Please tell us about your goals.

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