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Doctor of Education (EdD)

As a Doctor of Education (EdD), you will broaden your sphere of influence so that you can shape the future of education in your school, district, and community. The online EdD program at Walden University offers specializations designed for experienced teachers and administrators who want to continue their practice while effecting positive change.

Receive a 20% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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What Our Students Say:

“My Doctor of Education allows me to extend my influence outside of my classroom, and gives me credibility.”

Pamela Harman

Walden Graduate
testimonial Pamela Harman

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.

Learning Outcomes

In this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate and interpret educational research.
  • Collaborate with learning organizations and key individuals to advance education.
  • Oversee diverse learning organizations.
  • Create positive social change in early childhood, adult literacy, special education or higher education and administrative leadership.


  • Community College Leadership
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure)
  • Educational Technology
  • Higher Education and Adult Learning
  • Higher Education Leadership and Management
  • Higher Education (Self-Designed)
  • Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure)
  • Special Education

Why Walden's EdD?

Exceptional Student Support from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.
ePortfolio - Stay organized with your personal online portfolio.
Research Your Passion - Select your own doctoral study topic and research something that interests you (not your faculty).
In It Together - School-life balance support services such as customized registration, doctoral support podcasts, virtual check-in groups, and more.

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