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

Higher Education Leadership

Return to: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) 

The landscape of higher education is constantly changing. In this specialization, students examine emerging trends and issues and develop the skills required to lead and manage in the complex political environment of today’s colleges and universities. With a focus on the learning-centered institution, students explore how to conduct and apply research and implement effective strategies that address the needs of all stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Employ leadership and management strategies that drive and sustain a diverse learning organization.
  2. Independently conduct, evaluate, and apply research in making and implementing strategic decisions.
  3. Create entrepreneurial and innovative solutions that anticipate and address real-world problems.
  4. Proactively collaborate, negotiate, and advocate in ways that honor the needs and interests of all stakeholders.
  5. Find, deploy, allocate, and manage resources to achieve learning-centered priorities in an ethical, legally compliant, and fiscally responsible manner.
  6. Collaborate within and across organizations to promote individual and societal advancement in a global context.


Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits
1 EDUC 8640 - The Learning-Centered Institution 6 sem. cr.
2 EDUC 8641 - The New Higher Education Enterprise 6 sem. cr.
3 EDUC 8470 - Applied Research in Education 6 sem. cr.
4 EDUC 8642 - Transformative Leadership in Higher Education 6 sem. cr.
5 EDUC 8643 - Achieving Coherence in Complex Institutions 6 sem. cr.
6 EDUC 8644 - Research in Practice 6 sem. cr.
7 EDUC 8645 - Managing Resources to Drive Change in Higher Education 6 sem. cr.
EDUC 8081 - Doctoral Study Companion 0 sem. cr.
8 EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive* 6 sem. cr.
9 EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive*—continued 6 sem. cr.

*Note: This course may not be taken concurrently with any other course.