Waldens Education Specialist (Ed.S.) programs are designed to help educators who hold masters degrees to advance in the field of education. With a focus on analysis of current research and a capstone project that focuses on a relevant issue in the field of education, the Ed.S. programs allow you to sharpen your critical-thinking skills while exploring current topics and trends.
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.
Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 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 to determine whether Waldens 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.
EDUC 7004 Foundations: Teacher Leadership (6 sem. cr.)The purpose of Foundations is to engage learners with the environment, expectations, and content of post-masters work in the Teacher Leadership program. Through participating in the course, learners will develop 1) facility with Walden Universitys online learning environment and understanding of the universitys and the programs support systems and expectations, outcomes, and 2) knowledge about the field, synthesized with reflection on ones own experience and goals.
EDUC 7210 Leadership for Todays Schools (6 sem. cr.)Todays schools are dynamic places and demand leaders in all arenas, from the boardroom to the classroom, who not only understand how learning communities operate and thrive but also realize and are prepared to deal with the demands of internal and external forces. The 21st-century leader who understands change theory will continually appraise the evolving needs of the learning community and apply a grounded knowledge base of theory and practical strategies supported by research. This course empowers leaders to explore current and future technology as they assess educational trends and issues. Learners will also analyze their own and others paradigms and leadership styles and determine best practices to promote positive social change.
EDUC 7211 Applied Research in Education (6 sem. cr.) In Applied Research in Education, learners will develop a broad understanding of theoretical frameworks and of the appropriate use of both qualitative and quantitative methods. The course will also focus on methods designed specifically for studying human development and how individuals learn. Methods will be explored through studying the philosophy of research and particular research strategies, reviewing literature in the field, and searching for and critically analyzing literature relating to learners individual interests.
EDUC 7212 Teaching and Learning: Theory and Research (6 sem. cr.)Research has considerably expanded our knowledge of teaching and learning in recent years. These gains have resulted in a new paradigm for the design and assessment of learning experiences. In this course, students will 1) advance their understanding of research methods as they examine literature about design and assessment and 2) apply research-based principles via technological means, to collect, analyze, and present data with the goal of solving a learning problem in their school or district.
EDUC 7213 Collegial Interactions and Professional Development (6 sem. cr.) Grounded in research and theory about learning differences, this course explores the repertoire of practices that facilitate learning from both the teaching and learning perspective. These practices range from mentoring and coaching through collaborative engagement and reflective practices. Learners will deepen their understanding of research methods both through critiquing articles and by designing research studies to investigate specific learning practices.
EDUC 7902 Teacher Leadership Capstone: Trends, Issues, and Global Perspectives (6 sem. cr.)Since our current state of knowledge is guaranteed to change as research and technological innovations continue, it is necessary that we all function as lifelong learners. In this course, we examine some intriguing and potentially critical directions in teaching and learning; these include brain research, new technologies, and the impact of globalization. Learners will have opportunities to examine and reflect on effects of these trends on their own areas of interest. The capstone concludes the program by providing a practical application of students learning. Working in a consultative role as a K12 professional, the student will engage in a real-world problem-solving project within their work environment.
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Walden University is certified by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs. Financial aid programs include:
Do you have questions about financial aid? If you haven´t yet applied to Walden, please contact an enrollment advisor.
Walden University is committed to providing broad access to higher education. Our scholarships are an investment in the future of our students and the future of the communities they serve as advocates for positive social change.
Walden offers merit-based scholarships for academic and professional accomplishments. Certain scholarships may be available to international students.
To recognize and encourage the research and social change efforts of current students and faculty, Walden offers competitive fellowships. These fellowships are administered by the Office of the President, not the Office of Financial Aid.
Other potential sources for funding include:
Some states also have grant programs that they permit their state residents to use to use to attend Walden
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.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS