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Master of Science in Education / Teaching English Language Learners (Grades K-12 / Non-Licensure)

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 Teaching English Language Learners (Grades K–12) (Non-Licensure) offers you the opportunity to explore strategies that can help you meet the unique needs of ELL students in your classroom. Developed to reflect professional guidelines set forth by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), the specialization can help you create K–12 learning environments that are welcoming to and effective for all students.


  • 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.