The Benefits of Earning Your Teaching Degree From Walden
You’ve decided to pursue a teaching career. Congratulations! You are entering a field where you can have an immeasurable impact on students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to become leaders of tomorrow.
The next step is choosing a college or university to help make your teaching dreams come true.
Walden University offers several degree programs for students interested in teaching, including a bachelor’s in elementary education, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Elementary Education, and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Special Education (K–Age 21).
Whichever education degree you choose, here are some of the benefits you will experience as a Walden University student.
Flexible schedule – In Walden University’s BS in Elementary Education and MAT programs, you can earn your teaching degree online while still working and enjoying time with friends and family. And you may have a choice of learning formats—course-based or Tempo Learning®—depending on the program you choose.
Accredited college – Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences—the home of Walden’s BS in Elementary Education and MAT programs—is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation signifies the university’s academic quality and dedication to enhancing educator effectiveness.
Supportive faculty and staff – Walden University was founded in 1970 by two teachers, and it has been supporting educators ever since. Faculty and staff members go out of their way to support students’ enrollment, academic, technical, and career needs. That unparalleled level of support continues even when classes end or students graduate, says Oslande Louis, a Walden University BS in Elementary Education graduate: “The faculty members always expressed that although they are no longer our current professors, they were always an email or phone call away if we ever needed them in the future.”
Thought-provoking courses – Students earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education will learn child development and teaching strategies through a range of classes, including Diverse and Exceptional Learners in the Elementary Classroom, Community Building for Effective Classroom Management, and Integrating Content and Technology to Enhance Learning. Already earned credits toward your degree at another institution? You may be eligible to transfer up to 105 credits.
Road to licensure – Walden University’s online bachelor’s in elementary education program will help build your confidence in your teaching skills. To help you prepare for licensure exams, the university offers access to a complimentary self-paced test-preparation course, based on game theory. Walden will also pay for your edTPA, a nationally used performance assessment that measures the skills you need as a new teacher.
Virtual field experiences – Walden’s field experiences are an integral part of the BS in Elementary Education and MAT programs. These experiences help you develop new skills by observing veteran elementary school teachers at work and taking part in practice simulations.
Scholarship, grant, and financial aid opportunities – Walden University offers qualifying students several options to help fund their BS in Elementary Education and MAT programs, including a variety of scholarships and grants.
Earning a teaching a degree
Ready to make a positive impact on young learners? Walden University’s online bachelor’s in elementary education program can prepare you to become a licensed teacher. During the program, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your new skills through interactive avatar simulations. You’ll also learn how to support the development of your students’ social-emotional and academic skills.
If you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree, consider enrolling in Walden University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Elementary Education or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Special Education (K–Age 21) program. These online, graduate-level teaching programs allow you to build your teaching skills in an immersive environment enhanced by interactive media, virtual simulations, and licensure preparation.
At Walden, it’s more convenient than ever to earn your degree. Online classes give you the freedom to complete coursework whenever—and wherever—you choose, and develop the knowledge needed to launch or expand your teaching career.
Walden University is an accredited institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs online. Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.
Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.
Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through June 2026. This accreditation covers specific Walden initial teacher and advanced educator preparation programs, including the BS in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Special Education specialization, MS in Education – Educational Leadership and Administration specialization, and EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration. The MAT-Special Education, MSEd-ELA, and EdS-ELA programs were reviewed by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), which define content-area standards for programs, and achieved national recognition.
CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. Walden’s College of Education and Human Sciences has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement. CAEP is a Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)-recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.
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