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Education Specialist (EdS)

Increase your impact as an educator and take your career further with Walden’s EdS programs.

By earning your EdS online, you can:

  • 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.

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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 Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation)
  • 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.

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 advisor 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 an enrollment advisor today by calling , to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call .

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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from April 24, 2012, to June 30, 2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE accreditation. Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.

 

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

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. As a recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other preK–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures that the institution has met rigorous national standards set by the profession and members of the public. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to preK–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to www.waldenu.edu/edulicensure.

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or prof.educ@k12.wa.us to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.