Our EdD program helps prepare education professionals from a variety of settings to be effective and influential leaders.
Walden’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program is designed specifically for educators, administrators, and leaders working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education who want to continue making a difference to improve student learning.
Walden offers both an online Doctor of Education degree and PhD in Education to meet your career goals. View the chart to help you determine which program is right for you.
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The Doctor of Education (EdD) is the degree of choice for educators who are passionate about making a positive, sustainable impact on student learning and achievement.
An EdD degree can pave the way for a variety of fulfilling careers both in and out of the classroom. Earning your EdD from Walden can prepare you to pursue professional, academic, administrative, research, or clinical positions in:
Walden EdD graduates have gone on to pursue their careers and passions at some of today’s top institutions, including:
Learn more about the diverse careers held by graduates of our online EdD program.
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
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.
Find detailed information for this program including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt. This information will vary depending on specializations below.
You can work toward your degree at a speed that fits your schedule. This program offers two speeds to complete your program, allowing you the flexibility to progress at a pace that’s right for you:
After the first course, you can take one course at a time, earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once, or choose a combination of the two throughout the program to fit your changing needs.
At Walden we understand that you likely work full time and may care for children or other family members. Explore our support services designed to help you balance family commitments with your work and school responsibilities. We’re all in it together.
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.
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.
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 personalcircumstances.
Walden is an accredited university committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality. This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).