Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Psychology / Teaching
Walden University

Program Details

The Teaching specialization of Walden University’s PhD in Developmental Psychology degree program is designed for those interested in teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level. Students will gain a broad foundation in Developmental Psychology, as well as study techniques related to the science of learning and instruction.

Students in this specialization will learn to apply developmental theories and current human development research to classroom applications. Courses include studies of either traditional or online course development. Walden offers two tracks to students in their online Psychology degrees: Track I is for students entering the program with a master’s in a Psychology-related field; Track II is designed for those with a master’s degree in a different field.

Students in the Teaching specialization will study topics including:

  • Educational psychology
  • Teaching of psychology
  • Instructional design for online course development
  • Language and cognitive development
  • Culture and psychology

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island