2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    Mar 18, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (EdS) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning Acceleration


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Advanced Walden graduate students can accelerate the time to complete the Education Specialist (EdS) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning degree. To help ensure student success, the following requirements have been established:

  • The student must be in good standing with the university.
  • The student must meet the minimum admission requirements for the EdS program.
  • The student must earn a B (3.0) or better in each of the courses.

Note: Students are advised to consult the Walden University Student Handbook for more information on requirements.

The following requirements have been established for Walden graduate students who are interested in entering this program:

Course Options


  • EDAD 7200 - Leadership for Today’s Schools Students who successfully complete both EDAD 6805 - Facilitating Productive Working Relationships and School Culture to Enhance Student Learning (3 sem. cr.) and EDAD 6809 - Implementing Continuous School Improvement (3 sem. cr.) from the MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure) (Grades K–12) program with a B or better may transfer out of this course. Students who successfully complete both EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership (3 sem. cr.) and EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement (3 sem. cr.) from the MS in Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership program with a B or better may transfer out of this course.

Note on Licensure


The only program offered by Walden that is 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 has been approved in Minnesota for leading to licensure as a P–12 principal.

In addition, some of Walden’s programs in leadership can lead to principal licensure in Texas through a partnership with the Harris County Department of Education. For more information about the Texas Principal Certification Program, please contact Harris County at http://www.hcde-texas.org/default.aspx?name=PrinCert.

Prospective candidates from outside of Minnesota should review their state licensure requirements to ensure that completing a teacher or principal preparation program at Walden will meet eligibility requirements for similar licensure in their states.

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. For additional guidance on licensure issues, please refer to www.WaldenU.edu/educlicensure.

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