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MS in Education - Mathematics & Science (Grades K-8)

Walden's online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8) program is for educators who want to learn effective strategies and practices for teaching these subjects. Learn more about this MS in Education program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8)

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Program Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

In the online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8) program at Walden University, students are expected to demonstrate research and critical-thinking skills. Students seeking admission to the program should be teachers or have a strong understanding of elementary and middle school instruction and learning. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with a 2.5 GPA or a 3.0 GPA in master's coursework from an accredited university. 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 Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8) program gives teachers the chance to use educational research and analysis to implement the best science and math teaching methods. Learners may explore manipulative materials, technologies, and strategies used to promote effective learning in the K-8 classroom. Courses also cover the foundations of the teaching profession as well as curriculum design that diversifies instruction for primary and middle school learners. Students could explore topics such as understanding rational numbers, the nature of science, research for educators, instruction and assessments, and learning for diverse populations. This program does not lead to licensure or certification.

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 the Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8):

The online Master of Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8) program at Walden University asks students to complete 12 credits in core courses and 18 credits in specialization courses. This curriculum was designed to incorporate standards outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). 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 (12 credits)

  • Teacher as Professional
  • Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations
  • Action Research for Educators

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

  • Learning and Teaching Mathematics
  • Measurement, Data, and Geometric Thinking
  • Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning
  • The Nature of Science
  • Exploring the Physical World
  • Looking Into the Future of Science and Education

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates with Walden's Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8) may choose to continue their learning with a doctoral degree and pursue executive leadership or academic positions. There are Ed.D., Ph.D., and Ed.S. options available in a variety of specializations. Doctoral opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Education with a specialization in P-20 Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology and Design
  • Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Career Paths:

This Master of Science in Education program is designed to teach students the best techniques for teaching math and science content to K-8 students. Students who finish the Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8) program at Walden could use this knowledge to work in schools or other learning organizations. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Training specialist
  • Education coordinator
  • Curriculum manager

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