The Doctor of Education (EdD) is the degree of choice for educators who are passionate about making a positive, sustainable impact on student learning and achievement.

An EdD degree 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
  • Higher education
  • Private organizations
  • Public institutions
  • Civil service

Where Our Doctor of Education Graduates Work

Walden EdD graduates have gone on to pursue their careers and passions at some of today’s top institutions, including:

  • Auburn University
  • Department of Defense
  • Drexel University
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Kent State University
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sylvan Learning
  • Tufts University
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy

Learn more about the diverse careers held by graduates of our online EdD program.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Testimonials

Katrina Fuller

Katrina Fuller

EdD Graduate
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.
Angela Valdez EdD Graduate
Angela Valdez
Gustavo Sever EdD Graduate
Gustavo Sever
Kimberly Sabrina McDuffie EdD Graduate
Kimberly McDuffie
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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