MED Program

Walker School of Education

The Walker School of Education offers a Master of Education and several graduate level endorsements for those holding a teaching certification, and a teacher career ladder program for any student wanting to earn a teaching certificate.

The Teacher Education Program in the Walker School of Education prepares culturally responsive educators who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to build a culture of learning, understand content, plan and deliver effective instruction, support ALL learners, and model professionalism. 

All programs provide authentic projects to engage students in relevant learning and enables students to use their current classroom experience to add to the new learning. 

Master of Education

Graduate Endorsements

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement - This 100% online program is designed to help teachers understand English as a Second Language learning strategies and build programs that best support English Language Learner (ELL) students in their classroom and their district. Students complete five courses (15 credits) including a practicum over the 12 months. 
  • High Ability Learner (HAL) Education Endorsement - This 100% online program provides teachers the skills and confidence to teach all levels in their classroom across all the spectrum of abilities. Students complete five courses (18 credits) including an internship/seminar over the 12 months. 
  • Principal Endorsement - This 100% online program allows those holding a master's degree to enroll in an endorsement program to equip them for advanced leadership roles like principal or educational administrator.

Teacher Career Ladder

The two-year Teacher Career Ladder program aims to prepare individuals for earning a teaching degree with a field endorsement in Elementary Education K-8 and a supplemental endorsement in Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, or Special Education.


Dr. Waring-Tiedeman Brings Expertise to Walker School of Education

Waring-Tiedeman Brings Expertise to Walker School of Education

Dr. Sara Waring-Tiedeman recently joined Midland University as the Dean of the Walker School of Education. Tiedeman comes to Midland after serving as the Director for the Master of Education degree programs and chairperson for the Undergraduate Teacher Education department at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, for three years.

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