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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning - Doctor of Education (EdD)


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The specialization in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning is designed for education administrators seeking to develop the knowledge, abilities, and dispositions of scholar-practitioners. With a curriculum that focuses on leadership development and professional renewal, the program provides an opportunity for education professionals to build their capacity as agents of change in reforming schools and other learning organizations.

Learning Outcomes


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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the current literature and trends in education.
  2. Demonstrate the reflective teaching and learning skills needed by a professional in the field of education.
  3. Evaluate, synthesize, and interpret educational research. (consumer of research)
  4. Utilize effective communication skills in presenting academic research so as to elicit social change.
  5. Demonstrate leadership via effective communication and use of technology.
  6. Demonstrate leadership through effective communication about educational issues/topics to popular audiences in written work, speech, and through using technology.
  7. Utilize effective communication skills in presenting academic research so as to elicit social change.
  8. Show awareness of global interrelationships and affirm diversity in their own work about teaching and learning.
  9. Be familiar with scholarship in the field of education that is sensitive to global interrelationships and affirms diversity.
  10. Collaborate with a range of stakeholders in education and/or learning organizations in order to effect positive social change.
  11. Demonstrate active commitment to social change.

Degree Requirements


  • 54 total semester credits
  • Foundation course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Applied Research course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (24 sem. cr.)
  • Research in Education course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Doctoral study intensive (a minimum of 12 sem. cr.)
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 9 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum


Note on Licensure


The only programs offered by Walden University that are state-approved as leading to any administrative/ leadership license (e.g., assistant principal, principal, teacher leader, superintendent) is the EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration, which is approved in Minnesota and Ohio, and the MS in Education, Educational Leadership and Administration, which is approved in Ohio. Upon successful completion of this program, Walden can recommend candidates for principal licensure to those respective states. The Minnesota and Ohio departments of education are solely responsible for reviewing applications and issuing licenses, and candidates are responsible for completing any other state requirements beyond completion of Walden’s state-approved program.

Individuals interested in principal licensure in states other than Minnesota and Ohio may qualify for the license by virtue of completing a state-approved program; however, individuals must review their state’s regulations to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state program completers.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement.