Education Specialist (EdS)

Increase your impact as an educator and take your career further with Walden’s EdS programs.
 
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By earning your EdS, you can gain specialized skills that can help you take your career further—and make a positive, sustainable impact on student learning and achievement.

Our online EdS program allows you to:

  • Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctoral degree.
  • Transfer in credits from prior coursework, further saving you time and money.
  • Explore real-world challenges in education and develop skills to create positive social change in your classroom, school, or community.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: November 29, 2021

Transfer Credits: Up to 22 credits

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Choose from a range of EdS programs, focused on a variety of disciplines:

  • EdS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • EdS in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure)
  • EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure)
  • EdS in Educational Technology
  • EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation
  • EdS in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure)
  • EdS in Special Education (Non-Licensure)

For more information on your program of interest, please fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779

Lifelong Learning Pathway

Discover the flexibility and support to advance your career faster while laying the groundwork for your doctorate. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs take the same initial courses, and all EdS courses transfer into an EdD specialization.

If you are inspired to earn your EdD, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money.

A Personalized Guide to Completing Your Doctorate

Earning your online Education Specialist (EdS) requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.

  • Map and Track Milestones: Break your research down into manageable, sequential steps. See where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished—all in one place.
  • Meet Weekly Targets: No more guesswork. Set prompts based on your to-do list and receive reminders and updates directly to your inbox.
  • Connect With Faculty: Stay on the same page and keep your progress on track. With shared access to your dashboard, your chair can easily guide you through your checklists, goals, and timelines.
  • Access Helpful Resources: Quickly find support from the right person at the right time. Our comprehensive resource guide points you in the right direction—no more frustrating searches.

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More about our EdS programs

Walden’s EdS programs will allow you to strengthen your skill set as a leader. Your career options, depending on your program, may include a role as a:*

  • Curriculum specialist
  • District program director
  • Student support director

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

You will be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment specialist will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our Enrollment Specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your EdS at Walden?

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"I am a first-generation college graduate. By earning my degree, I’ve set a positive example for my son. I know I’ve shown him that he can do anything."

Kimberly Sabrina McDuffie | EdD Graduate

Note on teacher 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.

ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:

A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.