Walden University Reviews - Master's in Education

2.93 out of 5 stars
(27 Reviews)
64% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
52% of 27 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011
"I loved the ease of everything being online. I had a full time job, and was pregnant and then a new born while attending. The teachers will quick to answer any questions and very supportive. The other students were easily able to be reached as well."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reviwer4true - 6/18/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 1916
"Walden University offers great opportunity for full time workers to study and pursue their education. Besides, its courses are selected to match the objectives of the field of study. It has a huge library and the communication with staff and administrators is very smooth."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Unsatisfied - 4/21/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"Walden, University course materials are outdated books I Have a technology book that is 13 years old. When doing assignments the course links are often broken and you are unable to get help in time to assess the information needed to complete assignments.Lack of concern to follow up by department heads, so do not look for real assistance classroom issues. When applying for scholarships the instructors will not help with filling out reference requirements, so do not count on grants or scholarships from this University."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Kallen - 2/12/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"Great Experience. Rigorous. Now that I am working in the field, I am very happy with Walden. They are very well respected in the Counseling and Education communities. Ncate and Cacrep Certs are essential in these communities and Walden has those opportunities in the online environment."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Arc - 7/16/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school is so unhelpful it is not even funny. I just needed to enroll in two individual classes to extend my teaching certification. They were the only school I could find that had classes geared only towards middle school education (I give them credit for only that). It took about 4 months to get me enrolled in the classes because their online system and customer representatives/"advisors" are so horribly ineffective. I would call at least twice a week, sometime more, to try to get everything set up, and there was always another problem that was blamed on slow computer processing, and I would be told to wait another day and that then everything would work itself out (of course it never did). I also enrolled in a University of Phoenix class, which took only one day to enroll in, and I was started the next week no problem. Clearly it is not that hard to do this! I encountered so many problems in my attempts to get signed up for classes at Walden, I could write a book about it. Then, finally, I was enrolled about a week before the classes would start. I finished my classes, and now I am waiting for them to send a transcript to the state department of education. It has already taken them three weeks. I called today and of course, it still has not been sent out yet. I even paid $40 so that it would be shipped express, but they have taken so long to "process it", it is still not out yet. It didn't help that one of my professors refused to put up a final grade until the day grades were due, even though she had already graded everything and you could calculate the final grade already. She finally posted it on a Friday. Then I had to wait until Monday for it to appear on my transcript so I could request it to be sent. Now here I sit, weeks later, still waiting, getting absolutely no help from anyone on the phone. This school is so inefficient at handling anything. Every time I call I think it will be the end of it and finally they will have figures things out, but of course that is never the case. I am super calm about things normally so I wasn't going to post about it but now with the transcript issue too I just could not help it. End rant."
1.0 out of 5 stars
frustrated - 6/11/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"Walden is TERRIBLE. They lie to get you in. At the end they want you to do a portfolio and NO ONE WILL HELP YOU! They say each section is a mini assessment test. If you tge student need to make corrections they send the paper back to you with comments, redo/ revise papers over and over still they dont pass you. I have taken out thousands of dollars in loans they refuse to give me my masters degree. I have completed all the classes and did the portfolio work . For 5 sections i have done papers, 4,5, and 6 times and they still say my papers are not good enough. I'm thinking of looking up their "accredited" information and send them my papers along with a letter of disappointment."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Kelly - 3/9/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"What are the odds of getting the same rude instructor twice? It happened to me. How can someone expect you to do an assignment with no examples? On top of that the instructors take their sweet time to respond to you. How can you ask for something in a timely manner when you don't know the status. What I mean is how can you move on to week 3 without having a grade from week 1. First off your emails are not private. Anyone on the other end of the phone can just read all your business. None of the classes have prepared me for the real world. Very disappointed. Enrollment will say anything to get their bonus. Buyer beware. Fees are ridiculous."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Maggie - 8/1/2014
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"I enrolled in the MS.Ed program at Walden after doing some research of online universities that offered a Masters program in Mathematics education. I ultimately chose Walden because of the low cost, regional accreditation (vs. National), and its affiliation with the NEA, which provided a discount in tuition. For the most part faculty was ok. Most were knowledgable in their field and able to provide valuable feedback on my work. Others seemed to skim my work and it was evident that they had not read any of it. I was disappointed with the lack of interaction from my professors. The majority popped in to contribute here and there to the discussion forums, but I did not feel like I was learning from them-but rather from the course readings and video resources embedded in the course. Furthermore, I was astonished by the academic levels of several members in my cohort. I honestly couldn't believe that they were in a graduate program and frequently wondered if their seemingly mediocre or less writing skills and knowledge (as observed in weekly discussions) were receiving the same As as myself. I have a feeling they did. I will say that in some ways you get out what you put in. The weekly assignments and essays made me reflect on my professional skills/philosophy/practices in ways that I hadn't before. I am a better teacher now, because of it, than I was before. However, that is because I was able to take the presented information to the next level myself. Admittedly, the assignments were busy work and I was able to write almost all of them in 1 sitting, in less than 5 hours and still receive between 3.5 and 4.0 on them. Those who have stated you're buying a degree, not earning one, are not that far off... In the end, I was able to get out of the experience what I had wanted-a Master's degree that improved my teaching skills and allowed me to move up on my pay scale in a manner that was flexible with my busy schedule and on a budget."
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