2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    Mar 20, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (EdS) in College Teaching and Learning


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Program Data

The EdS in College Teaching and Learning program emphasizes practical strategies and teaching techniques that can be applied to engage diverse students and improve student learning at the college level. Designed to complement the subject-matter qualifications needed to teach a particular academic discipline, the curriculum examines research-based teaching methods and principles that can be used in traditional, online, or hybrid learning settings. Educators learn how to assess and provide feedback on student performance, use appropriate technologies to facilitate learning, and develop effective learning environments that address the specialized needs of various adult student populations.

Note: Walden’s EdS in College Teaching and Learning focuses on the development of scholarly teaching knowledge and skills. It does not necessarily provide individuals with all of the course credits required to teach in a particular academic discipline; therefore, additional subject-specific graduate credits may be needed. Individuals are responsible for ensuring that they meet the credentialing requirements of the institution where they want to teach. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of this coursework will permit an individual to teach at a higher education institution. 

Learning Outcomes


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

  1. Create effective learning environments using research-based teaching strategies that engage and support diverse learners.
  2. Design course plans, curricula, and learning activities that enable diverse learners to meet desired learning goals.
  3. Apply the skills needed to assess and provide feedback on learner performance in ways that support learning and development.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate technologies to support learning in a variety of educational contexts.
  5. Articulate the process for development of a continuous improvement plan to impact educational practice through scholarly inquiry and reflection.
  6. Collaborate within and across departments and institutions to promote individual and societal advancement in a global context.

Degree Requirements


  • 36 total semester credits
  • Foundation course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Applied Research course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone (6 sem. cr.)
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum of 6 semesters enrollment

Curriculum


Note on Licensure


Walden’s EdS in College Teaching and Learning focuses on the development of scholarly teaching knowledge and skills. It does not necessarily provide individuals with all of the course credits required to teach in a particular academic discipline; therefore, additional subject-specific graduate credits may be needed. Individuals are responsible for ensuring that they meet the credentialing requirements of the institution where they want to teach. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of this coursework will permit an individual to teach at a higher education institution.

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 College Teaching and Learning 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.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Program Data