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

Program Details

The Doctor of Education (EdD) Educational Administration and Leadership specialization is designed for K–12 administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and transform their educational organization. You will learn about sustainability in your particular setting and how to nurture your school to become or remain a thriving learning center. Gain the skills to build an effective, collaborative organization and enhance the K–12 student learning environment. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to integrate theory and practice to positively impact your career and the lives of your students.

Note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


Students will be required to attend one face-to-face residency.

  • Must have a master's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from 2012 to 2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.