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

College Teaching and Learning

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

Designed for current and prospective postsecondary and college educators, the College Teaching and Learning specialization helps candidates build on their teaching experience. Through research-based teaching strategies, candidates cultivate more effective educational experiences for learners. This specialization combines online coursework and a face-to-face residency where candidates learn how to develop effective learning activities that enable diverse learners to meet their educational goals. This Ed.D. specialization takes into consideration the latest principles, policies, and practices of today’s changing landscape of postsecondary teaching.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Create effective learning environments using research-based teaching strategies that engage and support diverse learners.
  2. Design course plans, curricula, and learning activities that enable diverse learners to meet desired learning goals.
  3. Apply the skills needed to assess and provide feedback on learner performance in ways that support learning and development.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate technologies to support learning in a variety of teaching contexts.
  5. Independently conduct, evaluate, and apply research in making, implementing, and evaluating teaching decisions.
  6. Articulate the process for development of a continuous improvement plan to impact teaching through scholarly inquiry and reflection.
  7. Collaborate within and across departments and institutions to promote individual and societal advancement in a global context.

Degree Requirements

  • 54 total semester credit hours
  • Foundation course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Applied Research course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (24 sem. cr.)
  • Research in Education course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Doctoral study intensive (a minimum of 12 sem. cr.)
  • One 3-day academic residency
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 9 semesters enrollment

Core Curriculum

Foundation Course (6 sem. cr.)

Applied Research Course (6 sem. cr.)

Research in Practice Course (6 sem. cr.)

Doctoral Study (minimum of 12 sem. cr.)

Course Sequence

Course Credits
1 EDUC 8005 - Foundations: The Changing Context of Postsecondary and Adult Teaching and Learning 6 sem. cr.
2 EDUC 8101 - How Adults Learn: Theory and Research 6 sem. cr.
3 EDUC 8102 - Applied Research in Education 6 sem. cr.
4 EDUC 8103 - Designing and Assessing Learning Experience 6 sem. cr.
5 EDUC 8304 - Effective College Teaching: Engaging Diverse Learners 6 sem. cr.
6 EDUC 8106 - Research in Practice 6 sem. cr.
7 EDUC 8306 - Effective College Teaching: Using Technology to Support Learning 6 sem. cr.
EDUC 8081 - Completing the Prospectus 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.

Note on Licensure

Walden’s Ed.D. with a specialization in College Teaching and Learning focuses on the development of scholarly teaching knowledge and skills. It does not necessarily provide individuals with all of the course credits required to teach in a particular academic discipline; therefore, additional subject-specific graduate credits may be needed. Individuals are responsible for ensuring that they meet the credentialing requirements of the institution where they want to teach. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of this coursework will permit an individual to teach at a higher education institution.