Online Learning Success
Earn an elite credential that empowers you to impact education at a higher level. Be a catalyst for positive change in your institution, organization, or community.
In Walden’s PhD in Education program, you can:
Next Start Date: June 1, 2020
Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.
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We now offer additional services to PhD in Education students to help you manage all of your priorities so you can achieve your goals.
Benefit from customized registration, doctoral support podcasts, virtual check-in groups, and accommodating faculty. To support family needs, residencies for this program are held in family-friendly locations such as Orlando and Anaheim, California.
Save time and money if you decide to switch degree paths. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Education Specialist (EdS), Doctor of Education (EdD), and PhD in Education programs take many of the same initial courses, so you can move between programs if the need arises.
Walden’s online PhD in Education program prepares you with the advanced expertise needed to address pressing issues in education and lead transformative change. Your doctorate can open doors beyond teaching and research careers, with potential roles including:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also 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.
Walden University 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. Walden University 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.
“My dissertation chair, Donna Gee, inspired and challenged me to stay focused. She responded quickly to my concerns and provided me with valuable feedback on my dissertation drafts.”
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 2017 from https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/login.aspx?gotoReportId=7.
Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.