Gain the advanced assessment and evaluation skills required to help school systems, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits improve performance and allocate resources more effectively.

The Ed.S. in Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability can help you gain the analytical skills, organizational development theory, and ethical framework you need to evaluate the effectiveness of individuals, programs, and institutions and support data-driven decision making. As you gain the technical skills to evaluate complex systems and organizations, you can explore communication and leadership strategies for gaining stakeholder support and building a culture of continuous improvement. Applicable in a variety of sectors, this program provides specific tools and organizational approaches for evaluating student learning and supporting research-based improvements in educational settings.

An Education Specialist degree, sometimes referred to as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.), is ideal for educators who want to remain working in the field but who would like to increase their influence and impact on their learning communities.

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Completion Requirements

  • 45 total quarter credits

This program can be completed in as little as 18 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.


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.

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Curriculum Component  Requirements  Cost 
Courses  45 total quarter credit hours $625 per quarter credit hour
Capstone    $1,000 per course 
Technology Fee  per quarter  $120

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As a Walden student, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.

Find out more about what defines Walden’s Ed.S. in Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability program:

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of teaching and learning.
  2. Reflect on and analyze educational problems.
  3. Demonstrate leadership via effective communication and use of technology.
  4. Affirm diversity and express awareness of global interrelationships within their learning.
  5. Collaborate with the various groups in the educational field to promote social change.

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For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.