Curriculum

Minimum Completion Requirements

  • 79 quarter credits
  • One face-to-face residency
  • Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 cr.)

To satisfy these completion requirements, you must have access to an administrator, students, and community members associated with a K–12 school setting.

These credits represent the minimum credits required for program completion. The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDDD 8044 Course Leadership and Management for Change in Education Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8010 Course Collaborative Communication for Administrators Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8011 Course School Organizational Dynamics: Policies and Law Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code RSCH 8110 Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8113 Course Tools for Doctoral Research Success Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8012 Course Understanding School Budgets and Allocating Resources Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code RSCH 8210 Course Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8013 Course Creating and Maintaining Safe, Effective, and Positive Learning Environments Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code RSCH 8310 Course Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8143 Course Policy Development and Implementation Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8114 Course Demystifying Doctoral writing for Research Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8014 Course Recruiting and Retaining Effective School Personnel Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8910 Course Completing the Prospectus Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code EDDD 8990 Course Completing the Doctoral Capstone Credits (5 cr. per term for a minimum of 4 quarters until completion)
Course Code EDDD 8990 Course Completing the Doctoral Capstone Credits (5 cr. per term for a minimum of 4 quarters until completion)
Course Code EDDD 8990 Course Completing the Doctoral Capstone Credits (5 cr. per term for a minimum of 4 quarters until completion)
Course Code EDDD 8990 Course Completing the Doctoral Capstone Credits (5 cr. per term for a minimum of 4 quarters until completion)
Course Code DRWA 8000 Course Doctoral Writing Assessment Credits (0 cr.)
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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