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:
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.
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:
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.
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For each EdS except the EdS Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Program)
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.
Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.