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

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students are required to attend one face-to-face residency.

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota