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Teacher Preparation Programs – Walden University

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership of Walden University offers teacher preparation programs with an option to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (M. A. T.) degree. Programs are online and are very flexible as they are designed with the working adult professional in mind. Working full time can still be continued while taking this course thus offering a practical gateway to teaching. Educational requirements needed to teach in P – 12 classrooms as well as other educational settings are ably met since the focus is on early childhood education in special education. The programs would specifically answer the objectives of those who have a bachelor’s degree and aspire to teach. National educational experts get to share teaching best practices through the unique combination of distance-delivery format of practical online programs.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M. A. T.) degree (20 months)

Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 3)

Helping build a solid foundation for early learners, the program provides an in-depth look to the increasing positive child development from infancy through the early grades. Leading educational experts and master teachers developed Walden University’s Master of Arts in Teaching to facilitate the expansion of the teaching repertoire of educators while helping them make a significant impact on their young students.

Special Education, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (K – 12)

This program aims to provide the practical knowledge and understanding of serving the educational needs and tapping the potential of the country’s most neglected children. Students of this course can obtain a master’s degree by taking up only two additional research courses. Educators will find themselves making a significant impact on K – 12 students.

Special Education, Learning Disabilities (K – 12)

Practical education in how to help learning disabled students recognize their potential to achieve and succeed is what this program provides. This learning leads to a master’s degree with only two further research courses. It has been developed by leading educational experts and master teachers to maximize the potentials of creating an incredible impact on K – 12 students.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs (16 months)

Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 3)

This program is based on national and academic standards. It specifically addresses typical and atypical child behavior. It teaches strategies to encourage a child develop his/her skill while expanding individual strengths and abilities. Participation on virtual and supervised fieldwork is provided to help educators understand the factors that contribute to the learning lives of young children.

Special Education, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (K – 12)

This program incorporates the standards of both the Council for Exceptional Children and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards. Educator will be able to plan for and support individual needs and strengths of students with emotional and behavioral exceptionalities. It is a fundamental aim of the course to help educators develop an Individualized Education Program that responds to the learning needs of EBD students.

Special Education, Learning Disabilities (K – 12)

Practical education in helping learning disabled students recognize their potential to achieve and succeed in what is being offered in this course. Educators will get to examine the characteristics of learning disabled children and youth in the context of characteristics of all types of learners. Thus, it is expected that they learn how to plan and support needs and strengths of students who are learning disabled.