If you are an educator serving students in grades 5-8, Walden's M.S. in Education program can help you become better prepared to improve student learning. The program encourages you to put your new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings, and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. This specialization, based on the standards for middle level teacher preparation of the National Middle School Association, provides knowledge and skills related to young adolescent development, organizational structures, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and content knowledge all focused on this specific age group.
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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