Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development
Students enrolled in Walden University's Education Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development - General program have an opportunity to study curriculum design, assessment techniques and methods, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Education Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development - General program.
Official Program Name:
Education Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development - General
School Offering Program:
Walden University's Education Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development - General program is designed for administrators and K-12 educators who wish to learn the skills and knowledge needed to improve teacher effectiveness and student outcomes. Students enrolled in this program take a foundations course, which is designed to introduce them to the school and program requirements. Some of the topics covered in the degree program include evaluating professional development, qualities of effective professional development, leading effective curriculum design, applied research in education, and leading research-based instructional practices. A capstone course is required and is completed towards the end of enrollment.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
Estimated Program Length:
22 months. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.
Total Credits Required:
33 semester credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities,* and veteran benefits.
*Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition and fees. Not valid for Tennessee residents.
Courses for the Education Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development - General:
Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.
|Foundations: Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development||3|
|Leading Effective Curriculum Design||3|
|Leading Research-Based Instructional Practices||3|
|Using Assessment and Data for School Improvement||3|
|Qualities of Effective Professional Development||3|
|Designing Professional Development||3|
|Evaluating Professional Development||3|
|Implementing Professional Development||3|
|Applied Research in Education 1||3|
|Applied Research in Education 2||3|
Graduates of Walden University's Education Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development - General program have the opportunity to pursue careers in the field. Prospective job applicants should have strong communication and leadership skills and be effective problem-solvers. Prospective employers include the public school system as well as private schools.
Some careers that graduates could pursue include:
- Curriculum Specialist
- Education Program Consultant
- Teacher Mentor
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 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 1-360-725-6320 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.