Career Options: Doctor of Education (EdD) With a Specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (for Administrators)
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Transfer CreditsBlock transfer of 25 credits
Because of its unique structure, the EdD with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (for Administrators) has additional admission requirements:
A master’s degree or Education Specialist (EdS) degree
A minimum of 25 quarter credits or 15 semester credits from a university principal preparation program. This may be through a master’s, specialist, or certification program at a university.
A valid principal license, or eligibility for a principal license based on a university principal preparation program. If not certified, provide a university document that states eligibility for certification based on the program.
3 years of administrative experience
An acknowledgement form verifying you have access to and the ability to collect data from a P–12 school setting
General Admission Requirements: Completed online application, employment history, official transcripts, applicable test scores, and list of transfer credits. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply.
Up to $10,000 in merit-based scholarships and first residency without residency fee available if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on August 27, 2018. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.
An EdD can pave the way for a variety of fulfilling careers both in and out of the classroom. Earning your EdD from Walden can prepare you to pursue professional, academic, administrative, research, or clinical positions in:*
The K–12 setting
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Now that I’ve earned my Ed.D. from Walden, I can really effect positive social change and build bridges between mothers and healthcare professionals. I love what I do.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree at Walden was the relationships and network that I formed.
Being able to exercise, rehearse, and express my ideas regarding my passion in education has been a reflective process. I realized we should all aim to effect positive social change in our communities. If we leave a positive mark, then our job has been done well!
I am a first-generation college graduate. By earning my degree, I’ve set a positive example for my son. I know I’ve shown him that he can do anything.
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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