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"Having a degree from an accredited university within the U.S. was very important to me."

Daniela Brancheau | MS in Higher Education Graduate

MS in Education (MSEd)

Whether you are a veteran teacher or new to the field, Walden’s MS in Education program can help you become a more effective teacher and improve student outcomes. After completing a core curriculum that focuses on teacher professionalism, diversity, and collaborative learning, you may choose from more than a dozen degree specializations that can help you focus your studies on an area that interests you. Grounded in current theory, the MS in Education gives you strategies that you can apply immediately in your classroom.

Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 855.203.8964 to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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Learning Outcomes

In this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Enhance the effectiveness of schools by developing curriculum and policies that take into consideration the community, families and other key stakeholders
  • Recognize the diverse needs, interests, skills and backgrounds of students in order to maximize their ability to learn.
  • Develop an understanding of how various academic subjects are organized and how they apply to everyday life.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness.

Exceptional Student Services - Benefit from our 24/7 support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.
Virtual Field Experience - Observe best practices in a variety of classroom and school settings.
Global Network  - Walden is the choice for more than 100 State Teachers of the Year as well as more than 40,000 MSEd graduates.
Relevant Curriculum - Coursework is based on the latest research and current best practices as well as real-life applications and observations.
National Experts  - Access national education experts through streaming media.
ePortfolio - Stay organized with your personal online portfolio.


Fast-Track Your Career as an Educator

For assistance deciding which specialization fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:


Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits. 

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Prospective Georgia students: At this time, this program is not eligible for certificate level upgrades in Georgia.

* Not valid for the Accelerated MSEd program. Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition and fees. Students are still responsible for all other non-tuition costs including but not limited to university and program fees.

** Not valid for Tennessee residents.

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