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Explore our MS in Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) specialization

In this specialization, you’ll learn to respond effectively to your students’ diverse learning needs. Prepare to provide authentic, differentiated learning experiences that help children master the skills required for success in the 21st century.

In this MSEd specialization, you will:

  • Apply evidence-based and reflective practices to make informed decisions that will positively impact student learning.
  • Design standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will help ensure all students learn and achieve at the highest levels possible.
  • Explore the latest information on brain-based learning and discover how this new information translates to effective practice in the classroom.

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

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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

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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

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to help students learn to respect and appreciate individual and group differences through the use of lessons and behaviors.
  • Use a variety of approaches to help students build knowledge and strengthen understanding.



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