2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Teacher Leadership

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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Teacher Leadership program is designed for educators who want to quickly increase their ability to make contributions to their school or organization, thereby improving the lives of their students. The program’s curriculum focuses on best practices that can be applied immediately in the classroom. This empowers educators at all levels of experience to use research to effect change and improve student learning, while developing the skills needed for professional advancement.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the current literature and trends in education.
  2. Demonstrate the reflective teaching and learning skills needed by a professional in the field of education.
  3. Evaluate, synthesize, and interpret educational research. (consumer of research)
  4. Identify and propose a solution to educational problem(s). (designing/developing research)
  5. Demonstrate leadership via effective communication and use of technology.
  6. Demonstrate leadership through effective communication about educational issues/topics to popular audiences in written work, speech, and through using technology.
  7. Utilize effective communication skills in presenting academic research so as to elicit social change.
  8. Show awareness of global interrelationships and affirm diversity in their own work about teaching and learning.
  9. Be familiar with scholarship in the field of education that is sensitive to global interrelationships and affirms diversity.
  10. Collaborate with a range of stakeholders in education and/or learning organizations in order to effect positive social change.
  11. Demonstrate active commitment to social change.

Degree Requirements

  • 36 semester credits
  • Foundation course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (24 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (6 cr.)
  • ePortfolio


Course Sequence

Course Credits
1 EDUC 7004 - Foundations: Teacher Leadership 6 sem. cr.
2 EDUC 7210 - Leadership for Today’s Schools 6 sem. cr.
3 EDUC 7211 - Applied Research in Education 6 sem. cr.
4 EDUC 7212 - Teaching and Learning: Theory and Research 6 sem. cr.
5 EDUC 7213 - Collegial Interactions and Professional 6 sem. cr.
6 EDUC 7902 - Teacher Leadership Capstone: Trends, Issues, and Global Perspectives 6 sem. cr.

Program Data

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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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