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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Education Specialist (EdS) in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation


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The EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation program is for classroom teachers, instructional coordinators, and any educators who wants to enhance their effectiveness through new and creative approaches to curriculum, assessment, and technology integration. Educators explore creative approaches to learning that integrates technology with the needs of learners in a global community in the program’s advanced graduate coursework.

Through this education specialist program, educators gain the perspectives, knowledge, and expertise to develop and implement out-of-the-box solutions and innovative experiences grounded in authentic learning. Graduates of the program are prepared to foster a culture of innovation in their educational environment as a classroom teacher or school leader.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:

  1. Create innovative instruction, curriculum, and assessment.
  2. Create innovative solutions to learning challenges.
  3. Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.
  4. Analyze instructional needs to develop innovative intervention plans for learning.
  5. Evaluate problems and issues in learning, instruction, and innovation.
  6. Ground decisions based on research in learning, instruction, and innovation.
  7. Participate in the profession ethically.
  8. Support global diversity and multiculturalism through the use of innovative curriculum and assessment in designing instruction.
  9. Utilize research to create innovative instruction, curriculum, and assessment to effect social change in the workplace.

Degree Requirements


  • 45 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (5 cr.)
  • Research course (5 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (30 cr.)
  • EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)
  • ePortfolio

Curriculum (45 total 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.

Program Data


Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Early Childhood Education program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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