MS in Education - Professional Development (Grades PreK-12)
Walden University's M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) program with a specialization in Professional Development (Grades PreK-12) teaches students how to become highly effective professional developers of teachers. Read more about this program here.
Official Program Name:
M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) with a specialization in Professional Development (Grades PreK-12)
School Offering Program:
Walden University's M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) program with a specialization in Professional Development (Grades PreK-12) prepares P-12 educators to work as professional developers of teachers. The program's specialization courses are based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Core Propositions and the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) Standards. Specialization courses focus on curriculum design, implementing professional development, evaluating professional development, and differentiated instruction. The program also provides a core curriculum that emphasizes four themes: teacher professionalism, supportive learning environments, cultural and linguistic diversity, and learning facilitation.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
Estimated Program Length:
20-24 months: Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.
Total Credits Required:
30 semester credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.
Courses for an M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) with a Specialization in Professional Development (Grades PreK-12):
Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.
|Teacher as Professional||3|
|Assessment for Student Learning||3|
|Enhancing Learning Through Linguistic and Cultural Diversity||3|
|Action Research for Educators||3|
|Curriculum Design for Learning||3|
|Qualities of Effective Professional Development||3|
|Designing Professional Development||3|
|Implementing Professional Development||3|
|Evaluating Professional Development||3|
Walden University's MS in Education - Professional Development Grades PreK-12 program helps prepare students for roles in professional development programs. Students who complete the program can gain understanding of how to build collaborative teams and implement adult learning theory and professional development models into practice.
Careers that program graduates may seek include:
- Teacher Educator
- Professional Development Program Coordinator
- Education Consultant
Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling.
Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.
Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6320 or email@example.com to determine whether Walden's programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
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