MS in Education - Special Education (non-licensure)
Walden University's M.S. in Education program with a specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K-12) is intended for current special education teachers who want to increase their competencies in the classroom. Read more about this program here.
Official Program Name:
M.S. in Education with a specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K-12)
School Offering Program:
Walden University's M.S. in Education program with a specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K-12) is designed for experienced special education teachers who want to continue their education and enhance their competencies in the field. Individuals who enroll in this program will have the opportunity to study current research in areas of neuroscience, assessment, and scientifically based interventions. They will also learn from core courses that focus on classroom instruction, curriculum design, student assessment, and the special educator as an instructional leader.
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 for this program 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 a M.S. in Education with a specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K-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|
|Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment||3|
|Enhancing Learning Through Linguistic and Cultural Diversity||3|
|The Special Educator as Instructional Leader||3|
|Action Research for Educators||3|
|The Impact of Disabilities on Learning and Teaching||3|
|Strategic Collaboration in Special Education||3|
|Advanced Instructional Strategies in Special Education||3|
|Literacy Interventions in Special Education||3|
|Advanced Behavioral Interventions in Special Education||3|
Students completing Walden University's MS in Education - Special Education non-licensure program will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of best practices for student learning. They will also be able to better meet the diverse requirements of students with special needs.
Careers that program graduates may seek include:
- Special Education Teacher
- Special Education Program Administrator
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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