Don’t let time and costs stand between you and your master’s degree with Walden’s online 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 accelerating and traditional courses

Walden’s MS in Education accelerated model is a 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.

After the first course, you can take one course at a time, earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once, or choose a combination of the two throughout the program to fit your changing needs.

Focus and Format

In Walden’s online 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 accelerating and traditional online coursework, Walden’s master’s in education accelerated model offers the choice of six MSEd specializations.

Courses are taken two at a time during the program, after the initial course. In accelerating courses, you benefit both from flexibility as well as frequent faculty interaction, with assignments due every two weeks. In traditional courses, you complete weekly assignments and participate in engaging discussions with other students. 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

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 institution for adult learners to pursue their degrees while balancing their work, families, and other commitments.

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Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from April 24, 2012, to June 30, 2019. NCATE accreditation is a nationally recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other P–12 school professionals and indicates that a university has met rigorous standards set by the profession and members of the public.

In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE accreditation. Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.

Find detailed information for this program including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt. This information will vary depending on specializations below.

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*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 varies 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.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

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