Advance Your Leadership Skills
Sharpen your insights and expertise in strategic planning, staffing, and how to maximize results from your time and budget.
Build Your Confidence
In the capstone, work with a K–12 school or organization to identify a challenge, make recommendations, and create an action plan.
Broaden Your Horizons
Prepare for new career opportunities—or pivot seamlessly into a doctoral program to continue your advanced studies.
- 45 quarter credits
Education Specialist candidates must have access to a PreK–12 administrator, students, and community members associated with a PreK–12 school setting.
View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN.
Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0539.
|Tuition||45 quarter credit hours||$640 per quarter hour||$28,800|
|Program Fee||Per quarter||$170||$1,530|
Effective February 26, 2024
|Tuition||45 quarter credit hours||$655 per quarter hour||$29,475|
|Program Fee||Per quarter||$175||$1,575|
*This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included.
Paying for Your Education
Our Enrollment Specialists can help you outline a plan and find resources for funding your education.
Program Learning Outcomes
All EdS graduates will be prepared to:
- Apply discipline-specific knowledge to address issues in educational settings.
- Apply evidence-based practices to address a problem within the academic and/or work environment and propose a solution.
- Communicate information to a variety of stakeholders using oral and written formats.
- Practice ethically as a professional in the field of education.
- Collaborate with diverse stakeholders to promote continuous improvement in educational settings.
- Advocate for social change to make a positive impact in educational settings.
Specialization Learning Outcomes
In addition to the shared EdS learning outcomes above, Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) graduates will be prepared to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of current literature and trends in education.
- Effectively communicate with others (e.g., verbal, non-verbal, written, and technology-based).
- Actively participate in addressing the diverse learning needs of students in the school community.
- Demonstrate knowledge of effectively managing resources to improve the learning environment.
- Contribute to an effective learning environment to improve learning.
- Demonstrate the use of technology that can be used to support student learning..
- Use the results of published research to support student learning.
- Demonstrate positive professional dispositions (professional conduct, professional qualities, communication, and collaboration).
- Promote positive social change in the learning environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, teachers/faculty, staff, stakeholders, and the community.
- Design a scholarly response to address an educational, administration, or leadership problem and contribute to the profession.
An Educational Leadership Program Focused on Actionable Skills
Walden’s non-licensure EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership program focuses on developing entrepreneurial and creative solutions relevant to a variety of K–12 learning organizations. Explore leadership skills such as budgeting and recruiting, developing, and retaining talented educational professionals. Learn to collaborate with teachers, students, and families in order to lead meaningful improvements in instruction, learning, and achievement.
As the field of education evolves, there’s a growing need for school leaders who can innovatively address student achievement, organizational effectiveness, and faculty growth.
Earning an EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership can help you gain the expertise that brings new respect from peers, employers, and students. Elevate your career profile in less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education—and transfer seamlessly into a doctorate program later if you choose to.
An EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership can position you to pursue career options such as:2
- Teacher leader/Instructional coach
- Dean of students
- Program coordinator
- Department chair
An EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership can position you to work in settings such as:
- Public, private, and charter schools
- School district central offices
- State departments of education
- Education agencies
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
1Source: Walden University Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA), as of December 31, 2019.
2Source: Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insight™. Industry Analysis, Active selections "nationwide" and “last 12 months” and “Industry: educational services” and “keywords: educational specialist” Retrieved March 2020.
Note on Educator Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to educator licensure or certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.