Sep 19, 2017
Return to: Doctor of Education (EdD)–School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
This specialization is designed for P–12 administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and transform their educational organization. Students learn about sustainability in their particular setting and how to nurture their school to become or remain a thriving organization. They also gain the skills to build an effective, collaborative organization and enhance the P–12 student learning environment. Graduates of this program will be able to integrate theory and practice to positively impact their careers and the lives of their students. (This program does not lead to certification or licensure.)
At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of current research/trends in education.
- Effectively communicate with others (e.g., verbal, non-verbal, written, and technology-based).
- Collaborate with a variety of external stakeholders (teachers, families, community) to address the diverse learning needs of students.
- Manage resources effectively for the betterment of the learning environment.
- Create an effective learning environment to enhance student learning.
- Utilize technology to support student learning.
- Demonstrate cultural competence to encourage a diverse learning environment.
- Demonstrate positive professional dispositions (professional conduct, professional qualities, communication, and collaboration).
- Use research-based data to promote student learning.
- Promote positive social change in the learning environment.
- Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession.
- 76 total quarter credits
- Foundation course (5 cr.)
- Research courses (15 cr.)
- Specialization courses (30 cr.)
- Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)
- Completing the Doctoral Capstone (a minimum of 20 cr.)
- One face-to-face academic residency
Curriculum (76 total cr.)
Foundation Course (5 cr.)
Research Courses (15 cr.)
Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)
Specialization Courses (30 cr.)
- Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.
- Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term 7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.
- Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.
Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms = 20 cr.)
Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification
This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure.
The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.