Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12)

Interested in earning your MSEd but concerned about time and cost? Through this accelerated MSEd model, you can complete this program in as little as one year for less than $10,000—a 40% tuition savings compared to our traditional specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12).*

Click here for a comparison of the accelerated vs. non-accelerated course sequence.

This specialization is ideal for the classroom teacher who is passionate about making a difference in education. Discover how you can build upon your existing expertise with dynamic skills that can help address such key challenges as parent involvement and student achievement. Learn more about your leadership style, leverage the latest research to guide your decisions, and lead with greater confidence in your classroom and in your learning community.

Emphasis on Practical Strategies

  • Enhance your leadership capabilities while remaining in the classroom.
  • Improve parent involvement and student achievement.
  • Encourage and mentor your colleagues.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credit hours
  • ePortfolio

While the MSED accelerated program is designed to be completed in 12-months, time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6610 Course Teacher as Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6640 Course Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6617 Course Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6616 Course Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6647 Course Dynamic Teacher Leadership Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6604 Course Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6655 Course Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration With Colleagues Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6619 Course Including Students With Special Needs: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6618 Course Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6733 Course Action Research for Educators Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Walden University is approved by Minnesota to offer the EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration program that leads to licensure as a P–12 principal in Minnesota. This is the only program offered by Walden that is state approved as leading to any P–12 administrative/leadership license (e.g., assistant principal, principal, teacher leader, superintendent).

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.

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