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    Country: USA
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    Accreditation: Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of The North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org; 312-263-0456

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WALDEN UNIVERSITY IS AN EXCELLENT ONLINE SCHOOL

M Sc Ed: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - November 18, 2015
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Walden is an excellent online school that has a well structured program for experiential learners who want to broaden their knowledge.If you are a devoted and self-disciplined learner this is one of the best institutions to apply to and pursue your education degree.Additionally, the textbooks and online articles were excellent learning materials. I have learned a lot from Walden. However, the only problem that I had with Walden is the fact that they have too many repeated assignments, and one can get frustrated and lost if one does not know how to build upon the existing knowledge meaning by that if one does not how to reference any previous materials to avoid plagiarism. What does that to a student? In fact, this lets one believe that half of the program is repetition, and one pays 100% of his or her money for half of the enrolled and earned degree. Walden University Curriculum Designer and Instructional Planner needs to reevaluate the MS program and wipe out the repeated assignments. If they can do this change, the MS program in education at Walden will be one of the best ever educational programs to subscribe to. I got a very good experience with Walden apart those repeated assignments, and though I am living Walden University now, but I still could refer other students to Walden University because it is one of the best ever online universities in the U.S. and across the globe. I thank Walden for the education that I have received from its university and I promise to be a social change agent in the world to fulfill Walden's mission. Thanks Walden!

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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful

Loving it,,, so far

M Sc Ed: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - July 7, 2015
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I m one course away from graduating and everything is going smoothly. The eportfolio prooved to be harder and longer than I expected but still doable. I had nothing but great support, the program is well developed and the work load is heavy and challenging. I dont know what others are complaining about!

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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful

Finding it to be a great experience

M Sc Ed: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - May 12, 2012
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At this point I have had a very positive experience. I work as a full-time teacher while I pursue my education. I have been teaching for nearly 20 years, and I appreciate having materials that reflect the newest research in education. I find the courses to be meaningful and useful to the work that I do. The only regret that I have in that respect is that I don't have a lot of time at this point to implement some of the new ideas that I've encountered. Walden is also economical compared to other online programs, and though I am paying for it entirely in loans, gaining this education will result in three pay raises for me, guaranteed, so I will eventually gain it all back. The workload has been manageable, and the assignments have been challenging enough. In other words, they have not been so simplistic that I felt my intelligence was being insulted or that I was wasting my time. Instead, they have been challenging but not obtuse or theoretical to the point of absurdity. As a teacher, I find it especially difficult to work with theoretical material that seems to have very little connection to the realities of the classroom. As for the professors, I have found that all but one has been supportive enough and helpful; they have all worked in education mostly as retired teachers and administrators who understand what we, the students, are experiencing. However, one professor was pretty mediocre, if that. He started with a lot of self-promotion and tough talk about due dates, and then he himself was remarkably flaky and poorly experienced in the process and curriculum of the course he was teaching. I also found him to be ridiculously nit-picky with a limited view of the overall objectives. It sounds terrible, but I just did what I had to do and came out fine. Luckily, Walden requires that students complete an instructor evaluation at the end of each course. The bottom line is this. If you need a lot of personal support and you have uncertainties about your ability to complete graduate-level work, you might find Walden to be inadequate for your needs (online learning in general probably isn't a good idea for that person); however, if you are a working teacher who can work independently with little trouble, and you want an affordable program that will give you a solid education in current educational scholarship without killing you, I recommend this program.

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12 of 21 people found the following review helpful

Horrible: Read On

M Sc Ed: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - May 9, 2012
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Walden is a horrible university and decided to write this after trying to chat today for chat support. Nobody was on the other line but they did say, "how can I/we assist you". I then tried to chat in a few more times with no luck. The same goes for email support or phone support. I have repeatedly emailed financial aid with no response. I have never received a call from financial aid, giving me reason to make sure they had the correct phone number to do so. They do! They haven't even emailed me at my Walden email except to tell me when I didn't pass a class, that they were sending my loans back which they can't do according to Dept. of Education regulations. I have tried to call/left vms, email, chat etc. but all's they want is their money which they then created a retroactive debt of 1400 something dollars for a class and don't offer payment plans! What kind of school doesn't offer a payment plan and does not abide by D of Ed regulations? I work in the office of financial aid at AIU and know the regs! I would be taking classes there but I had already started my Masters program. It's horrible. The only calls I have ever received were from my admissions advisor, go figure and academic advisor when they had technical issues this past semester and dropped every student from their classes. The academics are horrible too! Regurgitation is the word. Swollow some words from sub prime books and learning material and write me some papers. The only thing they care about is APA formatting and teachers never give you any criticism or feedback whatsoever. In the last class I took, Diversity and Motivation, I had gotten 100% on all assignments without a single comment from my teacher, probably because I was the only native English speaker in the class. The rest of the student's English was soo bad that my eyes were bleeding. I would go to AIU or a school owned by CEC. I can tell you they take care of their students and it is quite the opposite. Calling to many times and annoying you is better then never calling you and you getting screwed!

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32 of 46 people found the following review helpful

Well Worth The Money and Time

M Sc Ed: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - December 15, 2008
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I have just completed my masters of science degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment K-12. I must say that I was leary of obtaining my degree online because of the stigma of online degrees. I found that the courses, assignments, and curriculum were of the highest quality. The course material reflects all of the leading researchers and ideas that are on the frontlines of education today. While some of the coursework can seem overwhelming at times, all of it has practical application in the classroom. I found all of the readings to be relevant and useful. As with any university, some professors are better than others, but I found the majority to be extremely helpful and challenging. I found that I spent about 15-20 hours per week on coursework, discussions, and applications. When I experienced some difficulties in my life, one professor was very accomodating in allowing me to complete the missed work in a timely manner without penalty to my grade.(Communication with potential problems is KEY if you are asking for extensions).

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