MSEd One-Credit Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)

Emphasis on Practical Strategies

In this Elementary Education (Non-Licensure) specialization you will learn data-driven and research-backed techniques for teaching your elementary students fundamental skills. This specialization will empower you to guide students in their development of critical literacy, mathematical, and STEM skills enriching their critical thinking skills and ability to tackle everyday challenges.

  • Implement research-based practices in key areas of reading instruction.
  • Employ technology to promote higher levels of engagement and learning.
  • Adopt data-driven practices to identify areas of need, monitor student progress, and inform instruction.
  • Apply proven strategies to ensure students learn critical math content and skills.
  • Improve students’ analytical and problem-solving skills.

Life Happens Now. Learning Should Keep Up.

The MSED One-Credit track is Walden’s newest option for earning your master’s in education. Learning occurs in focused, one-credit courses offered in a stimulating online classroom environment. Each one-credit course lasts four weeks, and each semester includes 4 four-week sessions. Take one to three courses per four-week session. All course materials and resources are included within the classroom—there are no additional textbooks or materials to purchase.

With the MSED One-Credit, you decide your course load and completion time. Choose one of three completion options:1

  • 12 months (3 semesters, 10 courses/credits per semester)
  • 16 months (4 semesters, 8 courses/credits per semester)
  • 20 months (5 semesters, 6 courses/credits per semester)

You will pay one tuition price per semester, providing you control over your total tuition costs. Based on the completion option you choose; you will be registered each semester for a specific course sequence and course load. During any given semester, you can work with your Student Success Advisor to make any adjustments needed to your course load in order to best balance your responsibilities with your educational goals. Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more about each option.

Completion Requirements:

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core Courses: 15 credits (15 one-credit required courses)
    • Specialization Courses: 6 credits (6 one-credit required courses)
    • Elective Courses: 9 credits (9 one-credit courses)

1The MSEd One-Credit track is available for new students only. While the MSEd One-Credit 12-month, 16-month, or 20-month option is designed to be completed in 12, 16, or 20 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 specialist at 1-866-492-5336.

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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.

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