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Master of Science in Education / Adolescent Literacy & Learning

Program Details

The Master of Science in Education at Walden University is focused on enhancing educator effectiveness and student success. MSEd coursework explores beliefs and behaviors that contribute to a higher level of teacher performance, cultural and linguistic diversity, and the skills needed to adapt to various learning and language styles. Gain insight into building a supportive learning community that motivates and engages students. You can also learn how teachers can leverage data assessment to be instructional leaders.

The Adolescent Literacy & Learning specialization offers practical strategies for adapting classroom instruction across content areas. Through this standards-driven approach, this specialization provides the tools you need to ensure your students develop the 21st-century literacy skills critical to success in college and future careers.

Reflecting the latest pedagogical shifts in teaching literacy, the specialization provides strategies for balancing informational and literary text, building knowledge through text, staircasing the complexity of text, engaging in rigorous text-based discussion, writing from sources to inform or persuade, building grade-appropriate academic vocabulary, and developing digital literacy skills.


  • A bachelor's degree or higher
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from 2012 to 2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.