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Explore our MS in Education Elementary Reading and Mathematics specialization

Help elementary school students cultivate a love for learning as they build the reading and mathematics skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. In this MSEd specialization, you’ll explore strategies to help you become more effective in delivering reading and mathematics instruction aligned with Common Core State Standards. These strategies include:

  • Implementing research-based practices in key areas of reading instruction.
  • Employing technology to promote higher levels of engagement and learning.
  • Adopting data-driven practices to identify areas of need, monitor progress, and inform instruction.
  • Applying proven strategies to ensure students learn critical math content and skills.
  • Improving students’ analytical and problem-solving skills.

Curriculum in this specialization is based on standards set by both the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

This specialization is offered in both the traditional program and accelerated option.

Program Savings

Receive your first course at no cost if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 2, 2020. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Find the Option That Fits Your Life, Career, and Learning Style

MSEd Traditional: If you’re more comfortable with structured learning, a predictable course load, and a fixed schedule, consider our 20-month traditional MSEd track. The manageable workload is perfect for busy professionals who have a limited amount of weekly time to devote to their studies.

MSEd Accelerated: If you’re a highly motivated educator who wants to fast-track your learning, the MSEd Accelerated track is for you. You can gain all the skills and valuable insights found in the traditional MSEd track and earn your degree in just 12 months.3

MSEd One-Credit: If you’re looking for an innovative, intensive learning experience that offers a set semester-based tuition schedule, the MSEd One-Credit format is a great fit for you. Walden’s MSEd One-Credit Elementary Education format is driven by a classroom teacher-focused curriculum offered in three completion options: 12 months, 16 months, or 20 months.4

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Program Savings

Receive your first course at no cost if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 2, 2020. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

Get Started Now

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for this master’s program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, teaching experience, and meet the general admission requirements. All applicants must submit a completed online application and transcripts. Depending on program specialization, additional requirements may apply.

More information for international applicants.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Utilize a variety of manipulative materials and emerging technological resources in the classroom to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice into their teaching.
  • Apply strategies to help students diagnose misconceptions, solve problems successfully, and develop mathematical habits of mind.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of connections among mathematical concepts and ideas and help students make similar connections.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the base-ten number system and the mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
  • Use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
  • Use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction.
    This specialization is informed by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice and International Literacy Association Standards for Reading Professionals.

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