2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) 
    
    May 24, 2022  
2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure)


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The Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Administration and Leadership program is designed for P–12 administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and transform their educational organization. Leaders can learn about sustainability in their settings and how to nurture their schools to become or remain thriving organizations. Graduates from this EdS program will be able to integrate theory and practice to impact both their careers and the lives of their students, and they can gain skills to build an effective collaborative organization and enhance the P–12 student learning environment. This program does not lead to certification or licensure. 

Learning Outcomes


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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of current literature/ trends in education.
  2. Effectively communicate with others (e.g., verbal, non-verbal, written, and technology-based).
  3. Actively participate in addressing the diverse learning needs of students in the school community.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of effectively managing resources to improve the learning environment.
  5. Contribute to an effective learning environment to improve learning.
  6. Demonstrate the use of technology that can be used to support student learning.
  7. Use the results of published research to support student learning.
  8. Demonstrate positive professional dispositions (professional conduct, professional qualities, communication, and collaboration).
  9. Promote positive social change in the learning environment.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, teachers/faculty, staff, stakeholders, and the community.
  11. Design a scholarly response to address an educational, administration, and leadership problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements


  • 45 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (5 cr.)
  • Research course (5 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (30 cr.)
  • EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)
  • ePortfolio

Curriculum (45 total cr.)


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