Online Doctor of Education (EdD)

Lead the way in educational transformation with Walden’s applied online Doctor of Education program.

Lead the way in educational transformation with Walden’s applied online Doctor of Education program.

Next Start Dates

  • Course Based

    Courses with a set schedule

    January 09, 2023

Transfer Credits

Up to 39 Credits

1Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics. Includes 2018 data. Retrieved August 2020 using “Completions” survey from A doctoral research degree is a PhD or other doctoral degree that requires advanced work beyond the master’s level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement.

2 Source: Walden University Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA), as of December 31, 2020.

3Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Postsecondary Education Administrators; Training and Development Managers; Postsecondary Teachers; Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals (retrieved December 2020). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

4 Source: Data for this analysis was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies, Labor Insight™. Query Conditions: Last 12 months AND Nationwide AND (Education: Doctoral degree [specified]) AND (Keyword: EdD [specified]) AND “Included postings: all new jobs). Retrieved October 2020.  Results for job titles are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions and are subject to change.

Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2019 through June 2026. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation, promoting excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. The Riley College of Education and Human Sciences earned CAEP accreditation by meeting rigorous national standards and demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.

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.

Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.