2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    May 26, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Administration and Leadership (EdD)


Return to: Doctor of Education (EdD)–School of Education and Professional Licensure  

This specialization is designed for P–12 teachers and administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and transform their educational organization. Students learn about sustainability in their particular setting and how to nurture their school to become or remain a thriving organization. They also gain the skills to build an effective, collaborative organization and enhance the P–12 student learning environment. Graduates of this program will be able to integrate theory and practice to positively impact their careers and the lives of their students. (This program does not lead to certification or licensure.)

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification


This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers 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.

Educational Administration and Leadership for Administrators (EdD)


The purpose of Walden’s EdD in the Educational Administration and Leadership for Administrators program is to prepare skilled scholar practitioners to lead organizations in solving complex problems of practice. This specialization is designed for students who have previously completed a university based principal preparation program, have certification or are eligible for principal certification, and have a minimum of 3 years’ leadership experience. The focus of the capstone will be on problem solving. Students will complete case study dissertations in program evaluation, program implementation, curricular change or development, or policy analysis. These students will focus on a partnership between the student and the district, regional service center, state entity or appropriate professional organization.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification


This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers 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.