Learn Strategies for Success
Build advanced skills in creativity, innovation, and leadership to drive new possibilities for learning.
Build Your Confidence
In your capstone, consult with an actual school or organization to identify a performance gap and propose an informed solution.
Expand Your Options
Prepare for new opportunities with research and leadership skills that can serve you both professionally and academically.
- 45 quarter credits
- Capstone project
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.
Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply.
More information for international applicants.
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||45 quarter credit hours||$640 per quarter hour||$28,800|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$170||$1,530|
*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.
You have the drive and determination to be an education innovator. We want to help you reach your goals. Receive up to a $4,000 grant if you start this program on July 10, 2023. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.
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, Learning, Instruction, and Innovation graduates will be prepared to:
- Create innovative instruction, curriculum, and assessment grounded in theory and previous research.
- Create innovative solutions to learning challenges.
- Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.
- Analyze instructional needs to develop innovative intervention plans for learning.
- Evaluate problems and issues in learning, instruction, and innovation.
- Ground decisions based on research in learning, instruction, and innovation.
- Participate in the profession ethically.
- Support global diversity and multiculturalism through the use of innovative curriculum and assessment in designing instruction.
- Utilize research to create innovative instruction, curriculum, and assessment to effect social change in the workplace.
Become a Catalyst for Better Learning
Creativity and critical thinking are driving forces behind human innovation and progress. During Walden’s EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation program, you’ll harness these processes to lead bold, new approaches to learning and development. Build hands-on skills relevant to each step of the learning process. Explore how to best meet the needs of today’s global community of learners.
Academic settings and a variety of workplaces need educators who can engage learners through new and creative instructional experiences. Become a catalyst for change in your school, district, or organization with an EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation from Walden.
A learning specialist degree can prepare you to lead instructional innovation that transforms learning in any environment. Position yourself to pursue specialized educational roles. Earn a respected academic credential in less time, and at a lower cost, than it typically takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education—and transfer seamlessly into a doctorate program later if you choose to.
An EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation can prepare you to pursue career options such as:2
- Learning and instruction director/administrator
- Director of innovation
- Instructional coach/professional development administrator
- Director of center for teaching and learning
An EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation can prepare you to work in settings such as:
- K–12 education
- University teaching and/or faculty development centers
- Military instructional setting
- Medical instructional setting
1Source: Walden University Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA), as of July 30, 2019.
2Source: (Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights™). Industry Analysis, Active selections "nationwide" and last "12 months” and “Industry: educational services” AND “education: master’s.” Retrieved April 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.