In Walden’s EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation program, you will prepare to help students learn more effectively through new and creative approaches to curriculum, assessment, and the use of technology.

Today's P-12 educational environment needs educators who can engage learners through new and creative learning experiences. In this online program, you can advance your career as an innovative classroom teacher or instructional leader who is prepared to educate students more effectively through out-of-the-box learning solutions.

Through your coursework, you will explore effective approaches to:

  • Teach through the use of technology
  • Learn to design curriculum and assess student learning in new ways
  • Gain perspective on how to creatively meet the needs of learners in today’s global community.

An EdS degree can dramatically impact your salary and career. However, our Lifelong Learner Pathway allows you to seamlessly move into the PhD in Education program if you later choose to pursue a doctorate. As an EdS student, you will take the same initial advanced graduate courses as the PhD students. If you are inspired to earn your doctorate, you can easily transfer into the PhD in Education with a specialization in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation program or the PhD in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology and Design program.

Why Earn Your EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation from Walden?

  • Learn to integrate technology and develop creative strategies to meet the needs of PreK-12 learners in a global community.
  • Gain new perspectives and exchange ideas with practicing educators from diverse learning environments.
  • Benefit from the quality of an NACTE-accredited institution that has been the choice of more than 100 State Teachers of the Year.
  • Transfer your EdS coursework into the PhD in Education program without starting over through our Lifelong Learner Pathway.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Create innovative instruction, curriculum, and assessment.
  • 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.

Save Time and Money on Your Degree

The ability to transfer credit at Walden can give you a more seamless, effective, and cost-efficient way to continue your education. Complete your required coursework sooner by transferring applicable required graduate credits into a Walden degree program.

For each EdS except the EdS Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Program)

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt. 

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