2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (March 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (March 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development Acceleration

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Advanced Walden graduate students can accelerate the time to complete the Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development degree.

To help ensure student success, the following requirements have been established:

  • The student must be in good standing with the university.
  • The student must meet the minimum admissions requirements for the Education Specialist program.
  • The student must earn a B (3.0) or better in each of the courses.

Note: Students are advised to consult the Walden University Student Handbook for more information on requirements.

The following requirements have been established for Walden graduate students who are interested in entering Walden’s Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development program:

Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development Courses

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.

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