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

Accelerated Teacher Leadership Specialization - MS in Education


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Walden University now offers an accelerated MS in Education specialization in Teacher Leadership* that allows students to earn their degrees faster and more cost effectively. In this format, students will:

  • Complete four self-directed courses and six non–self-directed courses, all of which are instructor-led.
  • Take two self-directed courses concurrently twice in the course of the program.
  • Progress in the program with faculty assessing submitted assignments at various intervals throughout each self-directed course and weekly in the non–self-directed courses.

*This accelerated specialization is for new students only.

Degree Requirements


  • 30 total semester credits
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

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 Ed.S. 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.