Walden University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) M.S. in Higher Education
M.S. in Adult Learning M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology
M.S. in Early Childhood Studies M.S. in School Counseling
M.S. in Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Walden offers a variety of programs in education including several that lead to teacher certification. Students pursuing teacher certification programs have the opportunity to fulfill clinical and field experiences in their geographic location and under supervision of qualified faculty members. A new Accelerated Master’s Program in Education allows students to earn master's degree in a shorter amount of time

School type Proprietary
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. Yes
Ed.D. Yes
Online master's in education degree programs 7
Concentrations offered
Education, General International and Comparative Education
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Special Education and Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Educational Administration and Supervision Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Educational/Instructional Media Design Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 309


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 21 full-time; 242 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 69% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 7 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 19
Maximum class size 33

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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