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MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)

Walden University's online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program is for education professionals who want grow their teaching and evaluation skills to promote effective student learning in the K-12 classroom. Learn more about Walden University's online MSEd program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12)

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Program Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

The online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12) program offered at Walden University requires that applicants have a bachelor's degree with at least a 2.5 GPA or a 3.0 GPA in current master's coursework. Prospective students could be currently teaching or interested in instruction and curriculum development in the K-12 classroom. All applicants to Walden University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

Walden's online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12) program gives learners the opportunity to refine current teaching skills and explore the best practices in curriculum design and student assessment. Students could study ways to create a classroom environment that supports diversified teaching and learning and see how to design curriculum and instruction based on those needs. Courses aim to guide students in research techniques, assessment development, and data evaluation to inform decision-making in the K-12 environment. Students may study subjects like teacher leadership in the classroom, designing curriculum for special needs students, assessment for student learning, and enhancing learning for diverse populations.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12):

Students in the Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12) program at Walden University must complete 15 credits in core courses as well as 15 credits in specialization courses. The program does not lead to licensure or certification. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (15 credits)

  • Teacher as Professional
  • Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations
  • Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment
  • Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Students With Special Needs
  • Action Research for Educators

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

  • Habits of Mind: Thinking Skills to Promote Self-Directed Learning
  • Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement
  • Curriculum Design for Learning
  • Assessment for Student Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students with a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12) could be interested in advancing their leadership and teaching skills or in specializing their knowledge even further. They could be interested in overseeing and implementing curriculum and instruction, advancing into administrative positions, or taking on more of a research role. Doctoral opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation
  • Doctoral Education Specialist Degree in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation

Career Paths:

Graduates from Walden University's Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12) program could be ready to develop curriculum and teaching practices that benefit diversified student learning in the K-12 classroom. Students with an MSEd might work in schools, for school districts, or other learning programs and institutions. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • K-12 teacher
  • Instructional designer or coach
  • Curriculum manager

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