Master of Science in Education / Special Education (Grades K-12 / Non-Licensure)
Walden University

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 specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K–12) allows you to increase your ability to promote positive social change by meeting the diverse educational requirements of students with special needs. The specialization synthesizes the most current research in the arenas of neuroscience, assessment, and scientifically based interventions so that you can determine best practices for student learning.

An added MSED accelerated option is designed to be completed in 12-months, time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. 

Requirements

  • 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

Special Accreditation

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.

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission