For more information call


MS in Education - Elementary Reading and Mathematics (PreK–6)

Reading and math have long been regarded as the two most foundational areas of the K–6 curriculum. Teachers who can help students experience early success in these critical areas provide a jump-start to later success, not only in school, but also in the world beyond the classroom. Based on standards of both the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, this unique specialization helps you provide the best possible foundation in these important subject areas.

The reading courses in this program have been updated to reflect the technology-oriented literacy landscape of the 21st century and provide you with the latest research and strategies to maximize literacy learning and achievement. The math courses help you to teach for conceptual understanding, so that all students become strong mathematical thinkers and problem-solvers.

Emphasis on Practical Strategies

  • 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 progress, and inform instruction.
  • Apply proven strategies to ensure students learn critical math content and skills.
  • Improve students’ analytical and problem-solving skills.

To learn more about Walden University’s online degree programs, complete the request information form. A Walden enrollment advisor will contact you with information about our MS in Education programs.

For assistance deciding which program 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.

Note to all Pennsylvania residents: Walden University’s teacher preparation program and special education endorsement programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching as leading to licensure and endorsement, respectively. Because these programs are not reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, candidates are instructed to apply for Pennsylvania certification as out-of-state graduates of a teacher preparation program.

Request information

for our online programs

Clicking the "Submit" button above constitutes your express written consent to be contacted by e-mail, text, telephone, and prerecorded message by Walden University regarding furthering your education. You understand and agree that calls may be generated using automated technology.
You may opt out at any time. Please view our privacy policy or contact Us for more details.

Wonder what it's like to learn online?