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Ed.S. - Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning

Walden University's Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning program is a post-master's program for administrators who want to better understand education and learning environments. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning

School Offering Program:

Walden University

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Program Description:

Walden University's Ed.S. in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning program is designed for current administrators who already hold a master's degree. The program's curriculum focuses on leadership and teaches administrators how to transform education environments and make a positive impact on their community. The experience culminates with a capstone course that engages administrators in a real-world problem-solving project within their work environment.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

Two years: Time to completion for this program varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with a Walden University enrollment advisor.

Total Credits Required:

36 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 discuss federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities, veterans benefits, and other ways to fund an education.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Courses for an Ed.S. in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Course Title Sem. Credits
Foundations: Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning 6
Leadership for Today's Schools 6
Applied Research in Education 6
Leading to Promote Learning 6
Leading Professional Learning Communities 6
School Leadership Capstone: Trends, Issues, and Global Perspectives 6

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Walden University's Ed.S in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning program can prepare to assume leadership roles within classrooms and school districts. They can also gain the skills needed to integrate theory and practice to advance their careers.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • School administrator
  • Educational researcher
  • Education consultant
  • Teacher

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

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or 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 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.