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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) program requires students to attend two 3-day residencies.
This face-to-face activity provides students with an opportunity to gain new scholarly perspectives on educational theory and practice and on The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership’s focus on social change.
In addition, students develop a support network with faculty and colleagues, learn about the services and opportunities at Walden University, establish a clear understanding of the expectations of the program, and create a timeline to meet the milestones that culminate in the completion of the program.
Students must attend their first residency between their third and fifth course; students must attend their second residency between their seventh and ninth course.
At the end of these residencies, students will gain:
1. Socialization, skills, and support for meeting expectations in Walden’s Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) program, community building, and lifelong learning.
2. Effective collaborative and communication skills.
They will be able to:
3. Reflect and analyze educational issues in light of current research and best practice and demonstrate an understanding of the attributes of effective leaders who promote social change.