Master of Science in Education / Self Designed
Walden University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Education is an online education degree with a Self-Designed specialization.  This program allows students to customize their own programs with courses that best prepare them to achieve their goals.  You can use this online education program as preparation to teach additional subject areas or as a means to gain new skills in such areas as technology or leadership.  Teachers are able to update their skills to keep pace with the changing needs of students and schools or can customize a program across multiple content areas to gain specific skill sets.  This flexible program also has an accelerated option that allows students to complete it in as little as 12 months. 

Students select an area of emphasis from these options:

  • Curriculum & Instruction K-12
  • Elementary Reading & Literacy PK-6
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom K-12
  • Mathematics K-6
  • Mathematics 5-8
  • Science K-8
  • Special Education K-12 (non-licensure)
  • Teacher Leadership K-12


  • 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

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not available to residents of New York and Rhode Island.