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Waldens 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 Special Education specialization?
The Special Education specialization answers the constant need for qualified educators who can work with exceptional students. Become a trained professional who can focus on key issues in the field of special education, such as leadership and policy, program development and assessment, and ethical practice. Increase your effectiveness in your school or district by supporting the professional growth of educators in special education. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the critical trends and issues impacting special education today.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Foundations: Special Education
- Leadership, Advocacy, Policy, and Law
- Applied Research in Education
- Specialized Instruction
- Research Methodology and Special Education
- School-Wide Intervention Models
- Research in Practice
- Completing the Prospectus
- Sustaining Effective Practices in Special Education
Admission requirements for Waldens 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 RequirementsIELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79
At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.
Three years of related professional or academic experience.
Technological RequirementsAccess 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.