This specialization is based on standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the International Reading Association (IRA), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The alignment of curriculum, assessment, and instruction is a complex task but helps to meet this goal: All children can learn. Instituting standards in grades K-12 inherently levels the playing field, suggesting the same achievement goals for all students, regardless of socioeconomic conditions, ethnicity, or learning differences. Program content focuses on current thinking on how teachers can best align their curriculum with state and local content standards.
Walden's M.S.Ed. program is offered through The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, named for the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. The college is the choice of more than 37,000 students and alumni. Walden also supports the teaching profession by offering more than $5 million in education scholarships for classroom teachers. In addition, M.S.Ed. alumni strongly endorse their Walden experience. More than 95% of M.S.Ed. graduates said earning their degrees at Walden enhanced their professional performance (Based on Walden's 2007 graduate survey respondents).
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