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Explore our MS in Education Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12) specialization

If you’re a teacher who is passionate about transforming education, this Master of Science in Education specialization may be right for you. Build upon your existing expertise with dynamic skills that can help address such key challenges as parent involvement and student achievement. Learn more about your leadership style, leverage the latest research to guide your decisions, and lead with greater confidence in your classroom and learning community.

Coursework in this MSEd specialization focuses on practical strategies such as:

  • Enhancing your leadership capabilities while remaining in the classroom.
  • Improving parent involvement and student achievement.
  • Encouraging and mentoring your colleagues.

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

Program Savings

Receive up to a $3,000 Walden Live & Learn Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on March 7, 2022. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Learning Tracks

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.2

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.1


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 up to a $3,000 Walden Live & Learn Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on March 7, 2022. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Admission 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:

  • Engage students in learning within and across the disciplines and help students understand how the subjects they study can be used to explore important issues in their lives and the world around them.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve schools and to advance knowledge and practice in their field.
  • Use a variety of approaches to help students build knowledge and strengthen understanding.
  • Identify skills gaps and preconceptions students may bring to the subject.
  • Use diverse instructional strategies to teach for understanding.
  • Collaborate with others to improve student learning.
  • Collaborate with other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development.



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