The Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership is an education specialist program designed for educators who want to quickly increase their ability to make contributions to their school or organization, thereby improving the lives of their students.

This education leadership program focuses on best practices that can be applied immediately in the classroom. This empowers educators at all levels of experience to use research to effect change and improve student learning, while developing the skills needed for professional advancement. And since there is no residency requirement, you can more easily balance your education with your personal and professional commitments. In addition, some of the coursework you complete as part of this post-master’s degree program can apply to a Walden doctoral degree in education, allowing you to earn that degree in less time.

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

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Completion Requirements

  • 36 total semester credits

This program can be completed in as little as 2 years. 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  Total* 
Tuition 36 total semester credit hours  $850 per semester hour $25,500
Books and Materials Estimated costs Included in tuition $0
Capstone Fee Per course $1,000 $1,000
Technology Fee  Per semester $160 $960
    Total $27,460

*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.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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When you choose this educational leadership online program at Walden, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more.

Find out more about what defines Walden’s Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership program:

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the current literature and trends in education. 
  2. Demonstrate the reflective teaching and learning skills needed by a professional in the field of education. 
  3. Evaluate, synthesize, and interpret educational research. 
  4. Identify and propose a solution to educational problem(s). 
  5. Demonstrate leadership via effective communication and use of technology. 
  6. Demonstrate leadership through effective communication about educational issues/topics to popular audiences in written work, speech, and through using technology. 
  7. Utilize effective communication skills in presenting academic research so as to elicit social change. 
  8. Show awareness of global interrelationships and affirm diversity in their own work about teaching and learning. 
  9. Be familiar with scholarship in the field of education that is sensitive to global interrelationships and affirms diversity. 
  10. Collaborate with a range of stakeholders in education and/or learning organizations in order to effect positive social change. 
  11. Demonstrate active commitment to social change.

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.