Don’t let time and costs stand between you and your master’s degree with Walden’s accelerated master’s in education.

Walden University now offers six accelerated MS in Education (MSEd) specializations to help you earn your degree faster. Designed for self-motivated education professionals, these accelerated MSEd specializations enable you to complete your master’s degree in education online:

  • In as little as 12 months
  • 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 MSEd 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 six MSEd specializations.

Courses are taken two at a time during the program, after the initial course. In self-directed courses, you progress at your own pace, with assignments due at three different intervals in the course. In non-self-directed courses, you complete weekly assignments and participate in discussions. A faculty member provides guidance throughout the courses and assesses all work you submit. You’ll earn the same respected MSEd in less time and for less than $10,000—a tuition savings of more than 40% over the traditional program.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Apply research-based instructional practices to help students achieve Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other state standards.
  2. Evaluate reading and literacy development of all students, including linguistically, culturally, and academically diverse learners.
  3. Analyze the importance of literacy for lifelong learning.
  4. Analyze and apply literacy assessment data to inform reading and literacy instruction.
  5. Analyze the role of language development in reading and literacy.
  6. Apply professional learning as a scholar-practitioner to effect positive social change in literacy education.

A History of Quality

NCATEWalden 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 institution 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 2015. Rates are subject to change. The accelerated model is available for new students only. While the MSED accelerated program is designed to be completed in 12-months, time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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


Melville Richardson

Melville Richardson

MSEd Graduate
“Studying with Walden has opened doors in terms of authentic application of my studies to my current teaching career. What I learned at Walden was truly utilized at my job.”
Walden is so much more than an online university; it is a university that cares about your success as a person.
Walden’s instructors are there to assist in your education. You are never alone in your journey.
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