Doctor of Education / Reading, Literacy & Assessment
Walden University

Program Details

A Doctor of Education degree specializing in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment can benefit educators wanting to gain expertise in the latest research and best practices related to reading and literacy design, instruction, and evaluation. Literacy degrees online help professionals develop skills and strategies to improve reading and curriculum outcomes across the educational spectrum.

Students will discuss socio-political, cultural, and economic influences on diverse learners. Courses examine how to promote positive change in classroom instruction, program design, and policy implementation. Graduates will have an understanding of the changing definitions of literacy, best practices in literacy, and program design and evaluation.

The Reading, Literacy, and Assessment EdD specialization is designed for:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Lead teachers
  • Reading specialists
  • Literacy coaches
  • Department chairs
  • Curriculum specialists


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

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

Kentucky, New York, Rhode Island