Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning

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Walden’s Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) offers educational professionals a chance to develop their skills as effective leaders and apply current theory and practices in a variety of educational settings. Prepare for academic positions including teachers, principals, superintendents, college instructors, and similar roles that require strong decision-making and leadership skills.

Choose from relevant specializations to further define your career focus. Benefit from the flexibility of online courses the highly-collaborative learning community in which educators from all parts of the world share their experiences.

Continue your present practice while assuming influential roles in your community. The programs focus on: teaching and lifelong learning, research and reflective analytical thought, leadership and communication, diversity, and collaborative social change. Develop expertise in various areas, promoting equity and excellence.

Programs that are focused on practice instead of research, your coursework will culminate with a doctoral study. Do rigorous work that makes an original contribution to your field and create practical solutions.


  • Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning
  • Adult Education
  • College Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Reading and Literacy Leadership
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Leadership

Why choose the Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning specialization?

The Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning specialization incorporates a series of academic requirements designed to ensure that educators have acquired the necessary competencies and expertise to be more effective. Progress within the program will be evaluated using assessments that align with national professional standards. Master core concepts and principles, while student support services can provide additional academic, advising, and technical assistance. Successful advancement certifies that students have the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions to make a positive impact in their community.

Focus on building a collaborative organization—a new and innovative model in administrator leadership.

Specialization outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the current literature and trends in education.
  • Demonstrate the reflective teaching and learning skills needed.
  • Evaluate, synthesize, and interpret educational research.
  • Utilize effective communication skills in presenting academic research.
  • Demonstrate leadership via effective communication and use of technology.
  • Show awareness of global interrelationships.
  • Collaborate with a range of stakeholders in education and/or learning organizations.
  • Demonstrate an active commitment to social change.
  • Contents

    Completion Requirements

    • 54 minimum semester credits
      • Foundation course (6 sem. cr.)
      • Applied Research (6 sem. cr.)
      • Core Courses (24 sem. cr.)
      • Research in Practice (6 sem. cr.)
      • Doctoral study intensive (a minimum of 12 sem. cr.)
    • 1 face-to-face residency
    • ePortfolio

    Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.


    Admission requirements for Walden’s programs vary but generally include the following:

    • Official transcript(s)
    • Transfer of credits based on a course-by-course evaluation of relevant transcripts
    • A master's degree or higher
    • Applicable test scores
    • Completed online application
    • Employment history
    • List of transfer credits

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

    Work Experience

    At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.

    Three years of related professional or academic experience.

    Technological Requirements

    Access to a computer and the Internet



    The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)-accredited college, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness and improving student achievement.

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