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Doctor of Education - Educational Administration & Leadership (Non-Licensure)

Walden's online Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) program aims to teach advanced skills in organizational management in K-12 schools and centers. Learn more about this EdD program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure)

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Program Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students should be organized and have an interest in academic administration. Students could also be educational professionals or have experience in educational leadership. The online Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) program at Walden requires applicants have a master's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. All applicants to Walden University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

Education administrators looking to further their leadership skills may be interested in Walden University's online Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) program. The curriculum aims to teach education professionals how to support a flourishing institution of learning through ethical communication and the use of educational technology. Courses focus on resource allocation, strategies for effective discipline and conflict resolution, human resource policies, and managing a P-20 learning center. Students could also learn to use scholarly research to prepare for their dissertation, and participate in Walden's face-to-face, doctoral residency program.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

79 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure):

The online Doctor of Education program with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) at Walden asks students to complete 30 credits in specialization courses, a doctoral writing assessment, and a foundation course which aims to lay the basis for leadership in education. The course ends with the student's dissertation. There is one doctoral residency requirement, and students must enroll in the doctoral capstone course a minimum of four times. This EdD program does not lead to certification. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 credits)

  • Students will be automatically enrolled upon admission to the following course:
    • Doctoral Writing Assessment

Foundation Course (5 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following
    • Leading the Future of Education
    • Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 credits)

  • Research Theory, Design, and Methods
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

Specialization Courses (30 credits)

  • Collaborative Communication for Administrators
  • School Organizational Dynamics: Policies and Law
  • Understanding School Budgets and Allocating Resources
  • Creating and Maintaining Safe, Effective, and Positive Learning Environments
  • Leadership and Management for Change in Education
  • Recruiting and Retaining Effective School Personnel

Residency Requirements

  • Students must complete this by the end of term 3:
    • EdD Residency

Doctoral Support Courses (9 credits)

  • Tools for Doctoral Research Success
  • Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research
  • Completing the Prospectus

Doctoral Capstone (20 credits)

  • Students must enroll a minimum of 4 times continuously in the following course:
    • Completing the Doctoral Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates from the Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) program at Walden University should be able to effectively manage a K-12 learning center or organization. An EdD degree may allow graduates to use advanced leadership and communication skills to create positive growth and sustainability in various educational institutions and settings. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Education administrator in a K-12 school/organization
  • Principal in a K-12 school
  • Director of an educational non-profit organization

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