Walden’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program is designed to improve your scholarship and research skills so you can improve student learning at the classroom and school levels, helping you change your world and the world of others.

Walden’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is the degree of choice for educational professionals who wish to develop their skills as effective leaders and apply current theory and practices in a variety of educational settings. The specialized coursework inherent in the program is designed to prepare practitioners in academic positions including teachers, principals, superintendents, college instructors, and similar roles that call for strong decision-making and leadership skills. Students choose from nine relevant specializations to further define their focus.

The unique learning format offered by Walden combines the flexibility of online courses with a face-to-face residency which is held at a key learning interval during the program. Additionally, students benefit from the highly-collaborative online learning community in which educators from all parts of the world share their experiences.

Prospective students who wish to pursue their doctoral degree in Education but prefer to focus their careers on research-based applications, are encouraged to inquire about Walden’s Ph.D. in Education.

Find information about Walden programs and licensure requirements specific to your state.


Walden is home to more than 100 state teachers of the year.

Hear what they have to say about our Doctorate of Education Program:

See Education in a New Way

An Ed.D. Made for the Practitioner

How Walden Supports Students

Find out more about our state teachers of the year.


Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • “Not only have I grown professionally through the coursework as both a teacher and a researcher, but Walden has also provided great support to help me learn to become an online student!”

    Pamela Williams
    Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Student and 2011 Georgia Teacher of the Year

  • The Completion Agenda

    Learn more about the Completion Agenda from Dr. Terry O'Banion.  Listen to his informative interview with Higher Ed Talk Radio or watch a free on-demand webinar.

  • Move Ahead

    Complete your doctoral study or dissertation with the added support of a Capstone Intensive Retreat.

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