Walden’s Ph.D. in Education degree program incorporates a series of academic requirements, or milestones, designed to ensure that you have acquired the necessary competencies and expertise to be a more effective education professional. At each milestone, progress within the program will be evaluated using assessments that align with national professional standards or overall learning outcomes established by the college. Walden’s faculty will help you master core concepts and principles, while student support services can provide additional academic, advising, and technical assistance. Successful advancement beyond each milestone helps to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in your professional field.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Synthesize content knowledge, concepts, and principles grounded in a specific educational discipline.
  2. Propose interventions based on the analysis of educational needs.
  3. Design and conduct research that is grounded in theory and based on previous research in the field.
  4. Conduct research that positively impacts social change.
  5. Communicate to multiple audiences via effective oral and written formats.
  6. Advocate for social change that integrates diverse perspectives and demonstrates awareness of global interrelationships.

Learning Outcomes for the Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability Specialization

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Formulate and execute practices that unite evaluation, assessment, and accountability in a socially responsible and ethical manner.
  2. Develop and defend a comprehensive plan for assessment systems designed for improving the performance of individuals, programs, and institutions.
  3. Design proposals for evaluation, assessment, and accountability that integrate evidence of sociological, political, and economic considerations.
  4. Construct reports that clearly synthesize and communicate actionable findings for quantitative and qualitative data.
  5. Develop written and visual assessment communication in a way that is appropriate to the audience and purpose.
  6. Execute a plan for sustaining a culture of improvement in an organization. 
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