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Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership - General

Students enrolled in Walden University's Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership program have an opportunity to study applied research in education, leadership for today's schools, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership program.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Walden University's Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership program is designed for teachers who want to impact student learning at their school or learning organization. Some of the topics covered in the curriculum include applied research in education, leadership for today's schools, collegial interactions and professional development, the theory and research of teaching and leading, and foundations of teacher leadership. The degree program ends with a capstone course that focuses on trends, issues, and global perspectives on teacher leadership. Students who complete this program might be able to use their sills to help solve educational problems.


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 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:

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 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.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Courses for the Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership:

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

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
Foundations: Teacher Leadership 6
Leadership for Today's Schools 6
Applied Research in Education 6
Teaching and Learning: Theory and Research 6
Collegial Interactions and Professional Development 6
Teacher Leadership Capstone: Trends, Issues, and Global Perspectives 6

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

Graduates of Walden University's Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership program have an opportunity to pursue careers in the field. Prospective employers include nonprofits, private schools, and the public school system. Job applicants for school leadership positions should be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, strong problem solving ability is a plus.

Some careers that graduates could pursue include:

  • Teacher Mentor
  • School Administrator
  • Education Policy Analyst


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.