2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Apr 19, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [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 through collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of effectively managing resources to improve the learning environment.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop materials that contribute to an effective learning environment to improve learning.
  6. Demonstrate the use of technology that can be used to support student learning.
  7. Demonstrate the use of technology that can be used to support student learning.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, teachers/faculty, staff, stakeholders, and the community to encourage a diverse learning environment.
  9. Demonstrate positive professional dispositions (professional conduct, professional qualities, communication, and collaboration).
  10. Promote positive social change in the learning environment.
  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.)


Note on Educator Licensure or Certification


This program does not lead to educator licensure or certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P–12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

Program Data


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