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2018–2019 Walden University Catalog September 2018

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Contents Catalog Home .................................................................................................................................. i

Welcome to the Catalog, Student Handbook, and University Guidebooks ................................. i Catalog ......................................................................................................................................... i

Handbook .................................................................................................................................... ii University Guidebooks ................................................................................................................ ii

Contents ......................................................................................................................................... iii

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 1

About Walden University ............................................................................................................ 1

History ......................................................................................................................................... 1

Vision, Mission, and Goals ............................................................................................................. 6

Vision .......................................................................................................................................... 6

Mission ........................................................................................................................................ 6 Goals ............................................................................................................................................ 6 Social Change .............................................................................................................................. 6

University Outcomes ................................................................................................................... 7 University Values ........................................................................................................................ 7

Licensure ..................................................................................................................................... 8 Legal Information ...................................................................................................................... 10 Trademarks, Copyright, and Disclaimers .................................................................................. 21

Where to Look .............................................................................................................................. 23

What's New? (September 2018) ................................................................................................... 25

Courses ...................................................................................................................................... 25 Custom Pages ............................................................................................................................ 28

Programs, Concentrations, and Specializations ........................................................................ 29

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership ....................................................... 34

Research and Residencies ......................................................................................................... 34

School of Education and Professional Licensure.......................................................................... 36

BS in Child Development ......................................................................................................... 36 General Program - BS in Child Development ........................................................................... 38 Administration and Management - BS in Child Development ................................................. 39

Child and Adolescent Studies - BS in Child Development ....................................................... 40 Dual Preschool and Infant/Toddler - BS in Child Development .............................................. 41 Family Health and Wellness - BS in Child Development ......................................................... 42 Infant/Toddler - BS in Child Development ............................................................................... 43

Preschool - BS in Child Development ...................................................................................... 43 Psychology - BS in Child Development ................................................................................... 44 BS in Elementary Education ..................................................................................................... 45 Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs ................................................................................ 48 Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................... 57

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education ......................................................... 57

Special Education (K–Age 21) - Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) ...................................... 60

Reading K–12 Endorsement ...................................................................................................... 63 MS in Education With a Specialization in Reading and Literacy With a Reading K–12

Endorsement .............................................................................................................................. 63 Graduate Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment ............................................ 66 Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership ........ 68

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy .................................... 69 Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*) .......................... 70 Graduate Certificate in Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners ................................................ 72 Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology in the Classroom ........................................... 73 Graduate Certificate in Mathematics 5-8 .................................................................................. 75

Graduate Certificate in Mathematics K-6 ................................................................................. 76

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy K-12 .................................................................. 77 Graduate Certificate in Science, Grades K–8 ............................................................................ 78

Graduate Certificate in Special Education ................................................................................ 80

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership .............................................................................. 81 Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field .................................... 82 Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education ....................... 83

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners ................................................. 85 MS in Early Childhood Studies ................................................................................................. 86

Administration, Management, and Leadership - MS in Early Childhood Studies .................... 88 Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy - MS in Early Childhood Studies .................... 89 Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field - MS in Early Childhood Studies .................... 90

Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education - MS in Early Childhood Studies ....... 91

MS in Education ........................................................................................................................ 92 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) - MS in Education .......................... 94 Accelerated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) .................................... 96

Adolescent Literacy and Learning (Non-Licensure*) - MS in Education ................................ 97 Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) - MS in Education ......... 99

Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*) (P–6) - MS in Education ..................... 102 Accelerated Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*) (Grades P–6) ................... 104 Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6) - MS in Education .............................. 105

Accelerated Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K-6) ......................................... 107 Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12) - MS in Education ........................ 109 Accelerated Integrating Technology in the Classroom Specialization ................................... 110

Mathematics (Grades 5–8) - MS in Education ........................................................................ 112

Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8) - MS in Education ................................................... 113

Science (Grades K–8) - MS in Education ............................................................................... 115 Special Education (Non-Licensure*) (Grades K–12) - MS in Education ............................... 117 Accelerated Special Education (Non-Licensure*)(Grades K-12) ........................................... 119 Self-Designed - MS in Education ............................................................................................ 120 STEM Education (Grades K-8)--MS in Education ................................................................. 124

Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12) - MS in Education .......................................................... 126 Accelerated Teacher Leadership Specialization...................................................................... 128 Teaching English-Language Learners (Grades K–12) - MS in Education ............................. 129

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Post-Master's Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment ................................... 131

Post-Master's Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership ....................................................... 132

Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management (P-20) ......... 132 Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Technology ............................................................. 133 Post-Master's Certificate in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment ............................................ 134 Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment ............................... 135 Education Specialist (EdS) in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) ......................... 137

Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) 140 Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal

Preparation) Program .............................................................................................................. 142 Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology ......................................................... 146 Education Specialist (EdS) in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation ..................................... 148

Education Specialist (EdS) in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure*) ........... 150

Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education (Non-Licensure) ........................................ 152 Doctor of Education (EdD)--School of Education and Professional Licensure ...................... 154

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EdD) .................................................................... 156

Early Childhood Education (EdD) .......................................................................................... 160 Educational Administration and Leadership (EdD) ................................................................ 163 Educational Technology (EdD) ............................................................................................... 164

Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure)--EdD ................................................... 167 Special Education (EdD) ......................................................................................................... 171

PhD in Education--School of Education and Professional Licensure ..................................... 174 Curriculum Instruction Assessment and Evaluation - PhD in Education ............................... 177 Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy - PhD in Education ............................................ 180

Early Childhood Special Education - PhD in Education ......................................................... 183

Education Policy, Leadership, and Management (P–20) - PhD in Education ........................ 187 Educational Technology and Design - PhD in Education ....................................................... 191 Learning, Instruction, and Innovation - PhD in Education ..................................................... 194

Reading Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation (Non-Licensure*) - PhD in Education ......... 197

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy ................................................................. 201

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) ............................................................................................... 201

Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning ................................................................................... 201 Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning ......................................................... 202

Graduate Certificate in Developmental Education .................................................................. 203 Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing ....................... 204 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success ............................ 205

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators ................................................ 206 Graduate Certificate in Teaching K–12 Students Online ........................................................ 207

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology ................................ 208 MS in Adult Learning ............................................................................................................. 209 General Program - MS in Adult Learning ............................................................................... 210 Developmental Education - MS in Adult Learning................................................................. 211 Online Teaching - MS in Adult Learning ............................................................................... 213

Teaching Adults English as a Second Language - MS in Adult Learning .............................. 214 Training and Performance Improvement - MS in Adult Learning .......................................... 216 MS in Higher Education .......................................................................................................... 217

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General Program - MS in Higher Education ........................................................................... 219

Adult Learning - MS in Higher Education .............................................................................. 220

College Teaching and Learning - MS in Higher Education .................................................... 221 Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing - MS in Higher Education .................. 223 Global Higher Education - MS in Higher Education .............................................................. 224 Leadership for Student Success - MS in Higher Education .................................................... 225 Online and Distance Learning - MS in Higher Education ...................................................... 226

MS in Instructional Design and Technology ........................................................................... 227 Online Learning - MS in Instructional Design and Technology ............................................. 230 Training and Performance Improvement - MS in Instructional Design and Technology ....... 231 Post-Master's Certificate in Community College Leadership ................................................. 232 Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education and Adult Learning ........................................ 233

Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management ......................... 233

Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy ........... 234 Post-Master's Certificate in Online Teaching in Higher Education ........................................ 234

Post-Master's Certificate in Organizational Policy, Leadership and Management ................. 235

Post-Master's Certificate in Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation .............. 236 Doctor of Education (EdD)--School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy ............... 236 Community College Leadership (EdD) ................................................................................... 238

Higher Education and Adult Learning (EdD) ......................................................................... 242 Higher Education Leadership and Management (EdD) .......................................................... 245

Higher Education (Self-Designed)—EdD ............................................................................... 248 PhD in Education--School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy .............................. 252 Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy--PhD in Education ......................... 254

Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy (Self-Designed) ................................................... 258

Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation- PhD in Education ............................ 261 Global and Comparative Education - PhD in Education ......................................................... 264

College of Health Sciences ......................................................................................................... 267

School of Health Sciences .......................................................................................................... 268

Bachelor’s Degree Programs ...................................................................................................... 269

BS in Health Studies ............................................................................................................... 269

General Program - BS in Health Studies ................................................................................. 271 Child Development - BS in Health Studies ............................................................................. 272 Disaster and Emergency Management - BS in Health Studies ............................................... 272 Health and Cultural Diversity - BS in Health Studies ............................................................. 273 Health Informatics - BS in Health Studies .............................................................................. 275

Healthcare Management - BS in Health Studies ..................................................................... 276 Health Promotion and Wellness - BS in Health Studies ......................................................... 277

Health Psychology and Behavior - BS in Health Studies ....................................................... 278 Self-Designed - BS in Health Studies ..................................................................................... 278 BS in Healthcare Management ................................................................................................ 280 BS in Public Health ................................................................................................................. 282 General Program - BS in Public Health .................................................................................. 285 Child Development - BS in Public Health .............................................................................. 285 Disaster and Emergency Management - BS in Public Health ................................................. 286

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Health and Cultural Diversity - BS in Public Health .............................................................. 287

Health Communication - BS in Public Health ........................................................................ 288

Health Informatics - BS in Public Health ................................................................................ 289 Healthcare Management - BS in Public Health ...................................................................... 290 Health Promotion and Wellness - BS in Public Health ........................................................... 291 Health Psychology and Behavior - BS in Public Health ......................................................... 292 Other Undergraduate Options ................................................................................................. 293

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs .............................................................................. 293 BS in Health Studies to Master of Public Health (MPH) Articulation ................................... 302 BS in Healthcare Management to Master of Public Health (MPH) Articulation .................... 302 Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................. 303 Minor in Health Promotion and Wellness ............................................................................... 303

Minor in Health Studies .......................................................................................................... 304

Minor in Healthcare Management ........................................................................................... 305 Minor in Public Health ............................................................................................................ 305

Graduate Certificate Programs .................................................................................................... 307

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration ...................................................... 307 Graduate Certificate in Public Health ..................................................................................... 308

Master’s Degree Programs .......................................................................................................... 310

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) ......................................................................... 310 Leadership and Organizational Development - Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

................................................................................................................................................. 313 Population Health--MHA ........................................................................................................ 313 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MHA ..................................................................... 314

Systems and Policy Specialization - Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) ............... 315

Master of Public Health (MPH) .............................................................................................. 315 MS in Clinical Research Administration ................................................................................ 318 MS in Health Education and Promotion ................................................................................. 321

Emergency Preparedness - MS in Health Education and Promotion ...................................... 324 Health Policy and Advocacy - MS in Health Education and Promotion ................................ 324 Population Health--MS in Health Education and Promotion .................................................. 325

Self-Designed - MS in Health Education and Promotion ....................................................... 326 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MS HEP ................................................................ 326 MS in Health Informatics ........................................................................................................ 327

Doctoral Degree Programs .......................................................................................................... 331

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) .......................................................................... 331 Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) .............................................................................................. 336 PhD in Health Education and Promotion ................................................................................ 342

Behavioral Health - PhD in Health Education and Promotion ................................................ 350 Global Health - PhD in Health Education and Promotion ...................................................... 351 Management and Leadership - PhD in Health Education and Promotion .............................. 352 Online Teaching in Higher Education--PhD in Health Education and Promotion ................. 352 Population Health - PhD in Health Education and Promotion ................................................ 352 Research - PhD in Health Education and Promotion .............................................................. 353 PhD in Health Services ........................................................................................................... 353

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Community Health - PhD in Health Services ......................................................................... 356

Healthcare Administration - PhD in Health Services .............................................................. 357

Leadership - PhD in Health Services ...................................................................................... 357 Public Health Policy - PhD in Health Services ....................................................................... 358 Self-Designed - PhD in Health Services ................................................................................. 359 PhD in Health Services for MHA Graduates .......................................................................... 359 PhD in Public Health ............................................................................................................... 360

Community Health Education--PhD in Public Health ............................................................ 363 Epidemiology--PhD in Public Health ..................................................................................... 367

School of Nursing ....................................................................................................................... 372

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program ................................................. 372 RN-BSN Track - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) ....................................................... 373

RN-BSN-AIM Track - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) .............................................. 374 Other Undergraduate Options ................................................................................................. 376

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs .............................................................................. 376 Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................. 384

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ...................................................................................... 385 Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ... 390 Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 392

Family Nurse Practitioner - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) ......................................... 393 Leadership and Management - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) .................................... 395

Nursing Education - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) .................................................... 395 Nursing Informatics - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) .................................................. 395 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) .......... 396

Public Health Nursing--MSN .................................................................................................. 397

Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education ...................................................................... 399 Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Informatics .................................................................... 399 Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management ........................................ 400

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) .......................................................................................... 401 PhD in Nursing ........................................................................................................................ 405

Education - PhD in Nursing .................................................................................................... 408

Healthcare Administration--PhD in Nursing ........................................................................... 408 Interdisciplinary Health Focus--PhD in Nursing .................................................................... 408

Leadership - PhD in Nursing ................................................................................................... 409 Public Health Policy--PhD in Nursing .................................................................................... 409

College of Management and Technology ................................................................................... 411

School of Information Systems and Technology ........................................................................ 412

BS in Business Communication .............................................................................................. 412

General Program - BS in Business Communication ............................................................... 414 Media Studies--BS in Business Communication .................................................................... 414 Public Relations - BS in Business Communication ................................................................ 415 BS in Communication ............................................................................................................. 416 General Program - BS in Communication .............................................................................. 418 Marketing Communication - BS in Communication .............................................................. 418 Media Studies--BS in Communication ................................................................................... 419

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Public Relations - BS in Communication ............................................................................... 419

BS in Computer Information Systems .................................................................................... 420

Cyber Security for Information Systems - BS in Computer Information Systems ................. 423 Healthcare Informatics - BS in Computer Information Systems ............................................ 424 Information Systems Management - BS in Computer Information Systems .......................... 424 Web and Mobile Applications Design - BS in Computer Information Systems .................... 425 BS in Information Technology ................................................................................................ 426

Application Development, Testing, and Quality Assurance - BS in Information Technology

................................................................................................................................................. 429 Cyber Security and Forensics - BS in Information Technology ............................................. 429 Database Administration and Data Center Operations - BS in Information Technology ....... 430 Healthcare Informatics - BS in Information Technology ........................................................ 430

Networking and Operations - BS in Information Technology ................................................ 430

Web and Mobile Applications Development - BS in Information Technology ..................... 431 Self-Designed - BS in Information Technology ..................................................................... 431

Other Undergraduate Options ................................................................................................. 432

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs .............................................................................. 432 Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................. 440 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Cyber Security .................................................................. 441

Graduate Certificate in Communication ................................................................................. 442 Graduate Certificate in Data Management .............................................................................. 443

Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cyber Security ....................................................... 443 Graduate Certificate in Information Systems .......................................................................... 444 Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) ........................................................... 445

MS in Communication ............................................................................................................ 447

MS in Information Technology ............................................................................................... 448 Big Data Analytics .................................................................................................................. 450 Health Informatics - MS in Information Technology ............................................................. 451

Information Assurance/Cyber Security - MS in Information Technology ............................. 452 Information Systems - MS in Information Technology .......................................................... 452

Software Engineering - MS in Information Technology ........................................................ 453 Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) ............................................................................... 454

School of Management ............................................................................................................... 462

BS in Accounting .................................................................................................................... 462 General Program - BS in Accounting ..................................................................................... 465 Public Accountancy - BS in Accounting ................................................................................. 466

BS in Business Administration ............................................................................................... 466 General Program - BS in Business Administration ................................................................. 469

Accounting - BS in Business Administration ......................................................................... 469 Finance - BS in Business Administration ............................................................................... 470 Healthcare Management - BS in Business Administration ..................................................... 471 Human Resource Management - BS in Business Administration ........................................... 471 Information Systems - BS in Business Administration ........................................................... 472

Management - BS in Business Administration ....................................................................... 473 Marketing - BS in Business Administration ........................................................................... 474 Multicultural Marketing Communication - BS in Business Administration ........................... 475

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Project Management - BS in Business Administration ........................................................... 475

Small Business Management - BS in Business Administration .............................................. 476

Other Undergraduate Options ................................................................................................. 477 Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs .............................................................................. 477 Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................. 485 Minor in Business .................................................................................................................... 486 Minor in Communication ........................................................................................................ 486

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management ......................................................... 487 Project Management Certificates ............................................................................................ 487 Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management ............................................................ 488 Project Management Certificates ............................................................................................ 488 Graduate Certificate in Auditing ............................................................................................. 490

Graduate Certificate in Brand and Product Marketing ............................................................ 490

Graduate Certificate in Business Management ....................................................................... 491 Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing .............................................................................. 492

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management .......................................................... 493

Graduate Certificate in Leadership.......................................................................................... 494 Graduate Certificate in Managerial Accounting ..................................................................... 495 Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) ......................................................... 495

Master of Business Administration (MBA) ............................................................................ 498 Accounting - Master of Business Administration (MBA) ...................................................... 501

Corporate Finance - Master of Business Administration (MBA) ........................................... 502 Entrepreneurship and Small Business - Master of Business Administration (MBA) ............. 502 Healthcare Management - Master of Business Administration (MBA) .................................. 502

Human Resource Management - Master of Business Administration (MBA) ....................... 503

Leadership - Master of Business Administration (MBA) ....................................................... 503 Marketing - Master of Business Administration (MBA) ........................................................ 503 Project Management - Master of Business Administration (MBA) ........................................ 504

Self-Designed - Master of Business Administration (MBA) .................................................. 504 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MBA ..................................................................... 504

MS in Accounting ................................................................................................................... 505 Accounting for the Professional - MS in Accounting ............................................................. 507 Accounting With CPA Emphasis - MS in Accounting ........................................................... 508

Self-Designed - MS in Accounting ......................................................................................... 509 MS in Finance ......................................................................................................................... 510 Finance With Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)* Emphasis ........................................... 512

Finance With CFA/Investment Emphasis ............................................................................... 513

Finance for the Professional .................................................................................................... 513

MS in Human Resource Management .................................................................................... 514 General Program - MS in Human Resource Management ...................................................... 518 Functional Human Resource Management - MS in Human Resource Management.............. 518 Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management - MS in Human Resource

Management ............................................................................................................................ 519

Organizational Strategy - MS in Human Resource Management ........................................... 519 MS in Leadership .................................................................................................................... 519 Executive Leadership--MS in Leadership ............................................................................... 522

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Integrated Communication Skills for Leaders--MS in Leadership ......................................... 522

Leader Development - MS in Leadership ............................................................................... 522

Self-Designed - MS in Leadership .......................................................................................... 523 MS in Management ................................................................................................................. 523 Healthcare Management - MS in Management ....................................................................... 525 Human Resource Management - MS in Management ............................................................ 526 Leadership - MS in Management ............................................................................................ 526

Marketing - MS in Management ............................................................................................. 526 Project Management - MS in Management ............................................................................. 527 Strategy--MS in Management ................................................................................................. 527 MS in Marketing ..................................................................................................................... 527 MS in Project Management ..................................................................................................... 529

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ............................................................................. 532

Accounting--DBA ................................................................................................................... 536 Energy Management--Doctor of Business Administration ..................................................... 537

Entrepreneurship - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) .............................................. 537

Finance - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ............................................................. 537 Global Supply Chain Management - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) .................. 538 Healthcare Management - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) .................................. 538

Homeland Security - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ........................................... 538 Human Resource Management - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ........................ 539

Information Systems Management - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) .................. 539 International Business - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ...................................... 540 Leadership - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ........................................................ 540

Marketing - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ......................................................... 541

Project Management - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ........................................ 541 Social Impact Management - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) .............................. 541 Technology Entrepreneurship - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) .......................... 542

Self-Designed - Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ................................................... 542 PhD in Management ................................................................................................................ 542

Finance-PhD in Management .................................................................................................. 544 Human Resource Management--PhD in Management ............................................................ 548 Information Systems Management--PhD in Management ...................................................... 552

Leadership and Organizational Change--PhD in Management ............................................... 556 Self-Designed--PhD in Management ...................................................................................... 559 Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Administration Certificate ................................................ 562

Post-Doctoral Bridge to Management Certificate ................................................................... 565

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences ................................................................................ 567

School of Counseling .................................................................................................................. 568

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs .............................................................................. 568 Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................. 577 MS in Addiction Counseling ................................................................................................... 577 Addictions and Public Health - MS in Addiction Counseling ................................................ 581

Child and Adolescent Counseling - MS in Addiction Counseling .......................................... 582 Family Studies and Interventions - MS in Addiction Counseling .......................................... 583

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Forensic Counseling - MS in Addiction Counseling .............................................................. 584

Military Families and Culture - MS in Addiction Counseling ................................................ 585

State Education - MS in Addiction Counseling ...................................................................... 586 Trauma and Crisis Counseling - MS in Addiction Counseling ............................................... 586 MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling .............................................................................. 587 Addiction Counseling - MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling ........................................ 591 Career Counseling - MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling ............................................. 591

Forensic Counseling - MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling .......................................... 591 Military Families and Culture - MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling ........................... 592 State Education - MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling .................................................. 592 Trauma and Crisis Counseling - MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling .......................... 592 MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling .................................................................. 593

Addiction Counseling - MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ............................ 597

Career Counseling - MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ................................. 597 Forensic Counseling - MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling .............................. 597

Military Families and Culture - MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ............... 598

State Education - MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling ...................................... 598 Trauma and Crisis Counseling - MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling .............. 598 MS in School Counseling ........................................................................................................ 599

General Program - MS in School Counseling ......................................................................... 602 Addiction Counseling - MS in School Counseling ................................................................. 603

Career Counseling - MS in School Counseling ...................................................................... 603 Crisis and Trauma - MS in School Counseling ....................................................................... 603 Military Families and Culture - MS in School Counseling ..................................................... 604

State Education - MS in School Counseling ........................................................................... 604

Prerequisites for Counselor Education and Supervision ......................................................... 604 PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ........................................................................ 605 General Program - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ......................................... 610

Advanced Research Methods - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ...................... 610 Consultation - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ................................................ 610

Counseling and Social Change - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision .................... 611 Forensic Mental Health Counseling - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ............ 611 Leadership and Program Evaluation - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ........... 612

Trauma and Crisis - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ....................................... 612

School of Psychology ................................................................................................................. 613

BS in Psychology .................................................................................................................... 613

Addiction - BS in Psychology ................................................................................................. 614 Applied Psychology - BS in Psychology ................................................................................ 615

Child and Adolescent Development - BS in Psychology ........................................................ 616 Criminal Justice - BS in Psychology ....................................................................................... 618 Forensic Psychology--BS in Psychology ................................................................................ 619 General Psychology - BS in Psychology ................................................................................. 620 Human Services for Psychology - BS in Psychology ............................................................. 621

Preparation for Graduate Studies - BS in Psychology ............................................................ 622 Workplace Psychology--BS in Psychology ............................................................................ 623 Other Undergraduate Options ................................................................................................. 624

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Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs .............................................................................. 624

Articulations ............................................................................................................................ 632

BS in Forensic Psychology to MS in Criminal Justice Articulation ....................................... 632 BS in Forensic Psychology to MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management

Articulation .............................................................................................................................. 634 BS in Forensic Psychology to MS in Forensic Psychology Articulation ................................ 635 BS in Forensic Psychology to Master of Public Administration (MPA) Articulation ............ 636

BS in Psychology to MS in Forensic Psychology Articulation .............................................. 638 BS in Psychology to MS in Psychology Articulation ............................................................. 639 Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................. 641 Minor in Forensic Psychology ................................................................................................ 641 Minor in Psychology ............................................................................................................... 642

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Organizational Psychology and Development................... 642

Organizational Psychology and Development Certificate to MS in Psychology .................... 643 MS in Clinical Psychology ...................................................................................................... 644

Counseling - MS in Clinical Psychology ................................................................................ 647

Counseling (California Track) - MS in Clinical Psychology .................................................. 649 MS in Developmental Psychology .......................................................................................... 651 General--MS in Developmental Psychology ........................................................................... 653

Administration and Leadership--MS in Developmental Psychology ..................................... 653 Adult Development and Gerontology--MS in Developmental Psychology ............................ 654

Child and Adolescent Development--MS in Developmental Psychology .............................. 655 Health and Human Development--MS in Developmental Psychology .................................. 656 International Perspectives--MS in Developmental Psychology .............................................. 657

Self-Designed--MS in Developmental Psychology ................................................................ 657

MS in Forensic Psychology ..................................................................................................... 658 General Program - MS in Forensic Psychology ...................................................................... 660 Criminal Justice Self-Designed--MS in Forensic Psychology ................................................ 661

Cybercrimes--MS in Forensic Psychology ............................................................................. 662 Family Violence--MS in Forensic Psychology ....................................................................... 662

Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology--MS in Forensic Psychology ....................................... 663 Military--MS in Forensic Psychology ..................................................................................... 664 Police Psychology--MS in Forensic Psychology .................................................................... 665

Sex Offender--MS in Forensic Psychology ............................................................................ 665 Terrorism--MS in Forensic Psychology .................................................................................. 666 Victimology--MS in Forensic Psychology .............................................................................. 667

Self-Designed--MS in Forensic Psychology ........................................................................... 668

MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology .......................................................... 669

Consulting Psychology--MS in I/O Psychology ..................................................................... 671 Evidence-Based Coaching--MS in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 .............................................. 671 General Practice--MS in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 .............................................................. 672 International Business--MS in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 ..................................................... 672 Self-Designed--MS in I/O Psychology ................................................................................... 673

MS in Psychology ................................................................................................................... 673 General Psychology - MS in Psychology ................................................................................ 675 Applied Psychology - MS in Psychology ............................................................................... 675

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Educational Psychology - MS in Psychology ......................................................................... 675

Health Psychology - MS in Psychology .................................................................................. 676

Social Psychology - MS in Psychology .................................................................................. 676 Self-Designed--MS in Psychology .......................................................................................... 676 Post-Master's Certificate in Teaching Online .......................................................................... 677 PhD in Clinical Psychology .................................................................................................... 677 Forensic Psychology--PhD in Clinical Psychology ................................................................ 682

Health--PhD in Clinical Psychology ....................................................................................... 685 Industrial and Organizational Psychology--PhD in Clinical Psychology ............................... 687 Teaching--PhD in Clinical Psychology ................................................................................... 689 PhD in Developmental Psychology ......................................................................................... 691 General--PhD in Developmental Psychology ......................................................................... 697

Administration and Leadership--PhD in Developmental Psychology .................................... 697

Child and Adolescent Development--PhD in Developmental Psychology ............................. 698 Health and Human Development--PhD in Developmental Psychology ................................. 698

International Perspectives--PhD in Developmental Psychology ............................................ 699

Research--PhD in Developmental Psychology ....................................................................... 699 Teaching--PhD in Developmental Psychology ....................................................................... 699 Self-Designed--PhD in Developmental Psychology ............................................................... 700

PhD in Forensic Psychology ................................................................................................... 700 General--PhD in Forensic Psychology .................................................................................... 705

Criminal Justice Self-Designed--PhD in Forensic Psychology ............................................... 706 Crisis Leadership Management--PhD in Forensic Psychology ............................................... 706 Crisis Response--PhD in Forensic Psychology ....................................................................... 706

Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology--PhD in Forensic Psychology ...................................... 707

Self-Designed--PhD in Forensic Psychology .......................................................................... 707 Victimology--PhD in Forensic Psychology ............................................................................ 708 PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology ......................................................... 708

Consulting Psychology--PhD in I/O Psychology 6.11.2018 ................................................... 714 Evidence-Based Coaching--PhD in I/O Psychology 6.11.2018 .............................................. 714

General Practice--PhD in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 ............................................................ 714 International Business--PhD in I/O Psychology_6.11.2018 ................................................... 715 Self-Designed--PhD in I/O Psychology .................................................................................. 715

PhD in Psychology .................................................................................................................. 715 Educational Psychology--PhD in Psychology ......................................................................... 720 Health Psychology--PhD in Psychology ................................................................................. 721

Research Psychology--PhD in Psychology ............................................................................. 721

Social Psychology--PhD in Psychology .................................................................................. 722

Teaching Psychology--PhD in Psychology ............................................................................. 723 Self-Designed--PhD in Psychology ........................................................................................ 723 PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ................................................................................... 723 Health Psychology--PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership .................................................. 728 Healthcare Management--PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ......................................... 728

Industrial/Organizational Psychology--PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ..................... 728 International--PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ............................................................ 728 Public Health--PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership ........................................................... 729

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Teaching--PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership .................................................................. 729

Post-Doctoral Respecialization Certificate ............................................................................. 729

School of Public Policy and Administration ............................................................................... 731

BS in Criminal Justice ............................................................................................................. 731 Computer Information Systems and Security - BS in Criminal Justice .................................. 733 Crime and Criminals - BS in Criminal Justice ........................................................................ 734 Criminal Justice Management and Administration - BS in Criminal Justice ......................... 734

Homeland Security - BS in Criminal Justice .......................................................................... 735 Human Services for Criminal Justice - BS in Criminal Justice .............................................. 736 BS in Political Science and Public Administration ................................................................. 737 General Program - BS in Political Science and Public Administration .................................. 739 Global Issues and Social Justice - BS in Political Science and Public Administration .......... 740

Law and Legal Studies - BS in Political Science and Public Administration ......................... 741 Managing in the Public Environment - BS in Political Science and Public Administration .. 743

Public Service Through Civic Engagement - BS in Political Science and Public Administration

................................................................................................................................................. 744

Social Entrepreneurship - BS in Political Science and Public Administration ....................... 745 Other Undergraduate Options ................................................................................................. 747 Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs .............................................................................. 747

Articulations ............................................................................................................................ 755 BS in Criminal Justice to MS in Forensic Psychology Articulation ....................................... 755

BS in Criminal Justice to MS in Psychology Articulation ...................................................... 756 BS in Criminal Justice to Master of Public Administration (MPA) Articulation ................... 758 BS in Criminal Justice to Master of Public Policy (MPP) Articulation .................................. 759

BS in Political Science and Public Administration to MS in Nonprofit Management and

Leadership Articulation ........................................................................................................... 761 BS in Political Science and Public Administration to Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Articulation .............................................................................................................................. 762

BS in Political Science and Public Administration to Master of Public Health (MPH)

Articulation .............................................................................................................................. 764

Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................. 765

Minor in Criminal Justice ........................................................................................................ 766 Minor in Political Science and Public Administration ............................................................ 766

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice ................................................................................. 767 Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems ...................................................... 768 Graduate Certificate in Government Management ................................................................. 768

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security ............................................................................ 769 Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management ...................................................................... 770

Graduate Certificate in Public Management and Leadership .................................................. 772 Graduate Certificate in Public Policy ...................................................................................... 773 Graduate Certificate in Strategic Planning and Public Policy ................................................. 774 Master of Public Administration (MPA) ................................................................................. 775 Criminal Justice - Master of Public Administration (MPA) ................................................... 777

Emergency Management - Master of Public Administration (MPA) ..................................... 778 Global Leadership - Master of Public Administration (MPA) ................................................ 779 Health Policy - Master of Public Administration (MPA)........................................................ 780

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Homeland Security Policy and Coordination - Master of Public Administration (MPA) ...... 781

International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) - Master of Public Administration

(MPA) ...................................................................................................................................... 782 Law and Public Policy - Master of Public Administration (MPA) ......................................... 783 Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities - Master of Public

Administration (MPA) ............................................................................................................ 784 Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Master of Public Administration (MPA) .............. 784

Policy Analysis - Master of Public Administration (MPA) .................................................... 785 Public Management and Leadership - Master of Public Administration (MPA) .................... 786 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MPA ...................................................................... 787 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace - Master of Public Administration (MPA) ......................... 788 Master of Public Policy (MPP) ............................................................................................... 789

Criminal Justice - Master of Public Policy (MPP) .................................................................. 791

Emergency Management - Master of Public Policy (MPP) .................................................... 792 Global Leadership - Master of Public Policy (MPP) .............................................................. 793

Health Policy - Master of Public Policy (MPP) ...................................................................... 793

Homeland Security Policy and Coordination - Master of Public Policy (MPP) ..................... 794 International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) - Master of Public Policy (MPP) .... 795 Law and Public Policy - Master of Public Policy (MPP) ........................................................ 796

Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities - Master of Public Policy

(MPP) ...................................................................................................................................... 797

Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Master of Public Policy (MPP) ............................. 798 Public Management and Leadership - Master of Public Policy (MPP) .................................. 799 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace - Master of Public Policy (MPP) ....................................... 799

MS in Criminal Justice ............................................................................................................ 800

Behavioral Sciences--MS in Criminal Justice ......................................................................... 802 Cybercrimes--MS in Criminal Justice ..................................................................................... 803 Emergency Management - MS in Criminal Justice................................................................. 804

International/Global Criminal Justice - MS in Criminal Justice ............................................. 804 Homeland Security Policy and Coordination - MS in Criminal Justice ................................. 805

Law and Public Policy - MS in Criminal Justice .................................................................... 806 Public Management and Leadership - MS in Criminal Justice ............................................... 807 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace - MS in Criminal Justice .................................................... 807

MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management............................................ 808 Emergency Management - MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management 810 Global Leadership - MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management .......... 810

Homeland Security Policy and Coordination - MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and

Executive Management ........................................................................................................... 811

Law and Public Policy - MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management .... 811 Public Management and Leadership - MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive

Management ............................................................................................................................ 812 Public Policy Analysis - MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management .... 812 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace - MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive

Management ............................................................................................................................ 812 Self-Designed - MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management ................. 813 MS in Emergency Management .............................................................................................. 813

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General Program - MS in Emergency Management ............................................................... 815

Criminal Justice - MS in Emergency Management................................................................. 815

Global Leadership - MS in Emergency Management ............................................................. 816 Homeland Security - MS in Emergency Management ............................................................ 817 Public Management and Leadership - MS in Emergency Management ................................. 818 Terrorism and Emergency Management - MS in Emergency Management ........................... 819 MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership ....................................................................... 820

Global Leadership - MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership ...................................... 822 International Nongovernmental Organizations - MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

................................................................................................................................................. 823 Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities - MS in Nonprofit Management

and Leadership ........................................................................................................................ 824

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MS NPMG ............................................................ 824

Self-Designed - MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership ............................................. 825 Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) ................................................................................. 826

General (DPA) ......................................................................................................................... 830

Criminal Justice -- Doctor of Public Administration .............................................................. 831 Emergency Management -- Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) ..................................... 832 Criminal Justice (DPA) ........................................................................................................... 833

Emergency Management (DPA) ............................................................................................. 834 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)--DPA ....................................................................... 835

Global Leadership (DPA) ........................................................................................................ 837 Health Policy (DPA) ............................................................................................................... 838 Homeland Security Policy and Coordination--DPA ............................................................... 839

International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)--DPA ............................................... 841

Law and Public Policy--DPA .................................................................................................. 842 Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities--DPA ................................... 844 Nonprofit Management and Leadership--DPA ....................................................................... 845

Policy Analysis--DPA ............................................................................................................. 846 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace--DPA .................................................................................. 848

PhD in Criminal Justice ........................................................................................................... 849 Emergency Management--PhD in Criminal Justice ................................................................ 856 Global Leadership--PhD in Criminal Justice .......................................................................... 860

Homeland Security Policy and Coordination--PhD in Criminal Justice ................................. 865 Justice Administration--PhD in Criminal Justice .................................................................... 869 Law and Public Policy--PhD in Criminal Justice .................................................................... 870

Online Teaching in Higher Education--PhD in Criminal Justice ............................................ 876

Public Management and Leadership - PhD in Criminal Justice .............................................. 880

PhD in Public Policy and Administration (PPA) .................................................................... 884 General Program - PhD in Public Policy and Administration (Course-Based) ...................... 889 Criminal Justice--PhD in Public Policy and Administration .................................................. 890 Emergency Management--PhD in Public Policy and Administration .................................... 891 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)--PPA ........................................................................ 893

Global Leadership--PhD in PPA ............................................................................................. 894 Health Policy--PhD in PPA ..................................................................................................... 896 Homeland Security Policy and Coordination--PPA ................................................................ 897

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International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)--PhD in PPA ................................... 899

Law and Public Policy--PPA ................................................................................................... 900

Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities--PPA ................................... 902 Nonprofit Management and Leadership--PPA ........................................................................ 903 Policy Analysis--PPA .............................................................................................................. 904 Public Management and Leadership - PhD in Public Policy and Administration .................. 906 Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace--PPA .................................................................................. 907

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services ................................................. 910

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) ............................................................................................. 910 BS in Human Services ............................................................................................................. 912 Addiction - BS in Human Services ......................................................................................... 914 Child and Adolescent Development - BS in Human Services ................................................ 915

Criminal Justice - BS in Human Services ............................................................................... 916 Courts and the Legal System - BS in Human Services ........................................................... 917

Cultural Studies - BS in Human Services ............................................................................... 918 Global Social Justice and Civic Engagement - BS in Human Services .................................. 918

Leadership and Administration - BS in Human Services........................................................ 919 Psychology - BS in Human Services ....................................................................................... 920 Self-Designed - BS in Human Services .................................................................................. 921

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs .............................................................................. 922 Undergraduate Minors ............................................................................................................. 930

Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Negotiation .............................................. 930 Master of Social Work (MSW) ............................................................................................... 931 Addiction Counseling - Master of Social Work (MSW) ......................................................... 935

Advanced Clinical Practice - MSW ........................................................................................ 936

Military Social Work - MSW .................................................................................................. 938 Social Work in Healthcare - MSW ......................................................................................... 940 Social Work With Children and Families - MSW .................................................................. 941

Addiction ................................................................................................................................. 943 Children, Families, and Couples - Master of Social Work (MSW) ........................................ 943

Crisis and Trauma - Master of Social Work (MSW) .............................................................. 944

Forensic Populations and Settings - Master of Social Work (MSW)...................................... 944 Medical Social Work - Master of Social Work (MSW) .......................................................... 944

Military .................................................................................................................................... 945 MS in Human and Social Services .......................................................................................... 945 General Program - MS in Human Services ............................................................................. 948

Community and Social Services - MS in Human Services ..................................................... 948 Community Intervention and Leadership - MS in Human Services ....................................... 948

Conflict Management and Negotiation - MS in Human Services ........................................... 948 Criminal Justice - MS in Human Services .............................................................................. 949 Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention - MS in Human Services .................................................... 949 Family Studies and Intervention - MS in Human Services ..................................................... 950 Gerontology - MS in Human Services .................................................................................... 950

Global Social Services - MS in Human Services .................................................................... 950 Human Services Nonprofit Administration - MS in Human Services .................................... 951 Mental Health Facilitation - MS in Human Services .............................................................. 951

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Military Families and Culture - MS in Human Services ......................................................... 951

Social Policy, Analysis, and Planning - MS in Human Services ............................................ 952

Doctor of Social Work ............................................................................................................ 952 Addictions and Social Work--DSW ........................................................................................ 955 Clinical Expertise (DSW) ........................................................................................................ 956 Criminal Justice (DSW) .......................................................................................................... 958 Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention (DSW) ................................................................................ 959

Family Studies and Interventions (DSW) ............................................................................... 960 Medical Social Work (DSW) .................................................................................................. 961 Policy Practice (DSW) ............................................................................................................ 963 Social Work Administration (DSW) ....................................................................................... 964 PhD in Human and Social Services ......................................................................................... 965

General Program - PhD in Human and Social Services .......................................................... 975

Advanced Customized Specialization - PhD in Human Services ........................................... 978 Advanced Research--PhD in Human and Social Services ...................................................... 979

Community and Social Services--PhD in Human and Social Services .................................. 983

Community Intervention and Leadership--PhD in Human and Social Services ..................... 986 Conflict Management and Negotiation--PhD in Human and Social Services ........................ 989 Counseling Specialization (Course-Based) - PhD in Human Services ................................... 993

Criminal Justice--PhD in Human and Social Services ............................................................ 993 Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention - PhD in Human and Social Services................................. 996

Family Studies and Interventions--PhD in Human and Social Services ............................... 1000 Gerontology--PhD in Human and Social Services ................................................................ 1003 Global Social Services--PhD in Human and Social Services ............................................... 1007

Higher Education--PhD in Human and Social Services ........................................................ 1010

Human Services Nonprofit Administration--PhD in Human and Social Services ................ 1014 Mental Health Facilitation--PhD in Health and Social Services ........................................... 1017 Military Families and Culture--PhD in Human and Social Services .................................... 1020

Social Policy Analysis and Planning--PhD in Human and Social Services .......................... 1024 PhD in Social Work ............................................................................................................... 1027

Addictions and Social Work--PhD in Social Work .............................................................. 1032 Clinical Expertise--PhD in Social Work ............................................................................... 1033 Criminal Justice - PhD in Social Work ................................................................................. 1035

Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention--PhD in Social Work ....................................................... 1036 Family Studies and Interventions--PhD in Social Work ....................................................... 1038 Medical Social Work--PhD in Social Work .......................................................................... 1039

Policy Practice--PhD in Social Work .................................................................................... 1041

Social Work Administration--PhD in Social Work ............................................................... 1042

Course Descriptions .................................................................................................................. 1044

Student Success Courses ........................................................................................................... 2035

Courses ...................................................................................................................................... 2036

For Students in Quarter-Based Programs .............................................................................. 2036 Doctoral Writing Assessment ................................................................................................ 2044 Master’s Students (Semester-Based) ..................................................................................... 2044 Student Readiness Orientation .............................................................................................. 2045

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Introduction

About Walden University

Walden University is an accredited institution that for more than 45 years has provided an

engaging learning experience for working professionals. Our mission of producing

scholar-practitioners has attracted a community of extraordinary students and faculty, all

sharing a common desire to make a positive social impact—to make a difference.

Highlights of Walden's commitment include:

• Diverse and comprehensive core curriculum: Walden University provides students the intellectual foundation necessary to see the interrelationships among

the central ideas and means of expression that are specific to the disciplines. This

foundation supplies a context for knowledge and makes possible the cross-

fertilization of ideas to enhance creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.

• Student-centeredness: Our faculty and staff are devoted to helping students balance their education with their personal and professional lives. Walden's

library, tutoring, and other student services also provide essential resources.

• Real-world application: Degree programs are developed by scholar-practitioners who continually assess courses to make sure they are current and relevant.

• International perspectives: Walden University is part of the Laureate International Universities global network of more than 80 accredited campus-

based and online universities in 28 countries, serving more than 1,000,000

students around the world. Students in the Laureate International Universities

network have an unprecedented opportunity to expand their international outlook

and gain insights that they can apply directly to their professions.

• Positive social change: We believe that knowledge is most valuable when put to use for the greater good. Students, alumni, and faculty are committed to

improving the human and social condition by creating and applying ideas to

promote the development of individuals, communities, and organizations, as well

as society as a whole.

• Scholar-practitioner model: Our goal is to help students become scholar- practitioners by challenging them to integrate scholarly research with their own

expertise as skilled practitioners in their fields.

History

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the

direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will

meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

—Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

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"Evidence for the failure of higher education is all around us," wrote Harold L. "Bud"

Hodgkinson in a 1969 issue of the journal Soundings. "Many of our brightest students are

telling us that higher education is insulating them from reality rather than assisting them

to peel off its infinite layers." Though more a critique of the academy than a blueprint for

a new institution, "Walden U.: A Working Paper" helped inspire the university that bears

the name made famous by Henry David Thoreau.

As Hodgkinson was writing about the need for change in higher education, two New

York teachers, Bernie and Rita Turner, fresh from graduate work at the New School for

Social Research, were becoming interested in effecting social change by developing a

new kind of institution for higher education: one that focused on significant problems

affecting society from the vantage point of the professional and one that permitted

professionals the opportunity to continue working while earning a degree. Thus, Walden

University was born.

Walden began by offering a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree focused on dissertation

research for midcareer professionals who had postponed finishing their doctoral degrees.

Conferring its first degree in 1971 and implementing a formal curriculum in 1977,

Walden provided learner-centered programs to professionals in education, business, and

government who pursued doctoral degrees in related disciplines, including health and

human services. In 1982, Walden's academic office moved from Bonita Springs, FL, to

Minneapolis, MN, in an effort to gain accreditation in a region that nurtures innovative

education. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools granted Walden

University full regional accreditation status in 1990.

After more than 20 years with the university, satisfied that it was well-established, the

Turners decided it was time to move on. Don Ackerman, a partner in a venture capital

firm in Florida, became the university's owner and chairman of the board in 1992. It was

at this time that today's Walden began to emerge as an online university with curricula

that emphasized a scholar-practitioner philosophy: applying theoretical and empirical

knowledge to professional practice with the goal of improving organizations, educational

institutions, and whole communities.

To further advance access to higher education, in 1995, Walden offered its first master's

degree, the Master of Science in Educational Change and Technology Innovation. The

web-based PhD in Psychology program was introduced in 1997, and after a rigorous 2-

year self-study process, the North Central Association reaccredited the university for 7

years in 1998.

In February 2002, following the transfer of majority interest in Walden University from

Ackerman to Sylvan Ventures, the university began changing from a graduate institution

to a comprehensive university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. In

2004, Ackerman sold his remaining interest in Walden to Laureate Education, Inc.

(formerly Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.).

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In January 2005, Walden University merged with National Technological University, an

online engineering graduate school also owned by Laureate Education, Inc., providing the

university reach into another major profession in need of access to high-quality

education. With this change in ownership, the university has made significant

improvements in its infrastructure, its faculty, and its student services. Walden was

reaccredited by the North Central Association for another 7 years in 2005. The

university's curriculum for the master's program in nursing was accredited by the

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2006.

Each year, the university continues to expand its offerings, with new programs recently

added in education, psychology, healthcare, public administration, and management. In

2008, Walden named its College of Education in honor of Richard W. Riley (the former

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education) and launched teacher preparation and

special education endorsement programs.

To support its mission to increase access to higher education for working adults, in 2008

Walden launched full bachelor's programs in such areas as business administration, child

development, and psychology. Walden also created a third online peer-reviewed journal:

the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. Similar to Walden's other two

journals, the Journal of Social Change and the International Journal of Applied

Management and Technology, this journal promotes research findings and encourages

dialogue between scholars and practitioners.

In 2009, Walden's MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling received accreditation by the

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Walden also

introduced additional technology to better address the needs of its students. Services

include a fully digital library, a Career Services Center with practical online tools, Virtual

Field Experiences (VFE®), and MobileLearn®, which enables students to download

course content for use on mobile devices.

In 2010, Walden celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing

Education (CCNE) granted accreditation to Walden's Bachelor of Science in Nursing

(BSN) Completion Program for 5 years and reaccredited the Master of Science in

Nursing program for 10 more years. Also in that year, Walden awarded Nelson Mandela

an honorary doctorate degree.

The PhD in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and BS in Business

Administration programs were accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business

Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2011. That same year, President Bill Clinton

addressed more than 4,700 graduates from 39 countries at Walden's 46th Commencement

Ceremony, saluting their commitment to higher education while urging them to turn good

intentions into positive change.

In 2012, Cynthia G. Baum, PhD, was named the ninth president of Walden after serving

as vice president of the College of Health Sciences and the College of Social and

Behavioral Sciences and, more recently, as executive vice president of Walden. The

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Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership received accreditation by the

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which was

considered a significant milestone in Walden's more than 40-year history of educating

educators. Continuing the commitment to high-quality education, the Doctor of Business

Administration (DBA) program was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business

Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The year 2013 was significant for several reasons: The Higher Learning Commission

(HLC) reaffirmed Walden University's accreditation for 10 years, the maximum period of

time granted. The next reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2022–2023.

Walden also marked a milestone as it celebrated its 50th Commencement Ceremony on

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, with more than 600

graduates and 2,800 guests. The newest alumni are part of a graduating class of nearly

6,000 students representing 50 U.S. states and 65 countries who have completed their

bachelor's, master's, doctoral, or education specialist degree programs at Walden during

the past 6 months. Also, Walden University's dedicated day of service to others—a

tradition of carrying out its mission of positive social change—became Global Days of

Service, a week-long international event.

Additionally, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, in its first year of

eligibility, received professional accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate

Nursing Education (CCNE), and the BS in Information Technology program was

accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

In July 2014, Walden celebrated its 52nd Commencement with its largest graduating

class in attendance. Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, addressed more than

1,100 graduates and 5,500 guests, faculty, administration, and staff. Rice received an

honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa degree, from Walden. The newest

alumni included the first graduates from the Executive Master of Business

Administration (EMBA) program and were part of a graduating class of nearly 5,500

students representing all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries.

The PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and MS in Marriage, Couple, and

Family Counseling programs were accredited by the Council for Accreditation of

Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These programs joined the

university's already accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program,

making Walden one of the few institutions that offers these CACREP-accredited

counseling programs online.

2015 marks Walden's 45th anniversary. Jonathan Kaplan became Walden's president, and

the university continued its trend of forward-thinking education by introducing Tempo

Learning®, a self-paced, competency-based education experience. Walden's first

program to utilize this format is the MS in Early Childhood Studies.

In 2016, Walden University's School of Social Work and Human Services was officially

renamed the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services to honor Dr.

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Barbara Solomon for her contributions as a social work professional and scholar

throughout her 50-year career. Dr. Solomon's research and work have focused on

improving social and mental health care services for underrepresented populations. As a

board member, she has been an integral advisor for Walden's social work and human

services programs.

This year, Walden University achieved another milestone when our Master of Social

Work (MSW) program achieved accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education

(CSWE)–making Walden the first fully online institution to offer a CSWE-accredited

MSW program. Graduating from a CSWE-accredited program is required for licensure in

most states and helps our MSW graduates advance in their field.

2016 was also a pivotal year for Walden's undergraduate students. The College of

Undergraduate Studies became the Center for General Education (CGE). This shift

allows students to focus more intensely on their particular discipline while enabling our

educators and administrators to develop exemplary general education courses.

Today, the university's academic programs are organized under the following academic

units:

Walden University's Academic Structure

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

• School of Education and Professional Licensure

• School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

College of Health Sciences

• School of Health Sciences

• School of Nursing

College of Management and Technology

• School of Information Systems and Technology

• School of Management

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

• School of Counseling

• School of Psychology

• School of Public Policy and Administration

• Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services

Walden's academic offices are located in Minneapolis. The administrative

offices are headquartered in Baltimore.

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Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision

Walden University envisions a distinctively different 21st-century learning community

where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to

the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater

global good.

Mission

Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the

opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect

positive social change.

Goals

• To provide multicontextual educational opportunities for career learners.

• To provide innovative, learner-centered educational programs that recognize and

incorporate the knowledge, skills, and abilities students bring into their academic

programs.

• To provide its programs through diverse process-learning approaches, all resulting

in outcomes of quality and integrity.

• To provide an inquiry/action model of education that fosters research, discovery,

and critical thinking and that results in professional excellence.

• To produce graduates who are scholarly, reflective practitioners and agents of

positive social change.

Social Change

Walden University defines positive social change as a deliberate process of creating and

applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of

individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive

social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions.

This definition of positive social change provides an intellectually comprehensive and

socially constructive foundation for the programs, research, professional activities, and

products created by the Walden academic community.

In addition, Walden supports positive social change through the development of

principled, knowledgeable, and ethical scholar-practitioners, who are and will become

civic and professional role models by advancing the betterment of society.

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University Outcomes

Walden University strives to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities

to:

1. Facilitate positive social change where they work, in their communities, and in society.

2. Use their knowledge to positively impact their profession, communities, and society.

3. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

4. Apply their learning to specific problems and challenges in their workplace and

professional settings.

5. Demonstrate information literacy.*

*Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for

information, and being able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that

information for the issue or problem at hand.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of inquiry used in their professional or

academic field.

7. Practice legal and ethical integrity in their professional work.

8. Effectively communicate their ideas and the rationale behind them to others.

9. Support diversity and multiculturalism within their profession, communities, and

society.

University Values

Quality • Integrity • Student-Centeredness

Values

Three values—quality, integrity, and student-centeredness—are the core of the university

and the touchstones for action at all levels of the organization. They demand high

standards of excellence, uncompromising openness and honesty, and primary attention to

the progress of our students. These values and principles give Walden University its

unique identity and underpin the Walden University mission.

Quality

• Walden University believes that quality and integrity are the cornerstones of all

academic processes.

• Walden University believes in innovation and flexibility in the conception and

delivery of its educational programs, and that there are many different academic

routes to achieve quality and integrity.

Integrity

• Walden University believes that education and social change are fundamental to

the provision and maintenance of democratic ideals and principles, especially that

of the common good.

• Walden University believes that its learners effect positive social change when

they behave as reflective or scholarly practitioners.

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• Walden University believes that the inquiry/action model fosters critical thinking

and underpins research and discovery for reflective practitioners (bachelor's and

master's students) and scholar-practitioners (doctoral students). This model

provides the framework for teaching, learning, and assessment.

Student-Centeredness

• Walden University believes that all adult learners should have innovative

educational access, especially those who are without opportunity in other venues.

• Walden University believes that academic programs must be learner-centered,

incorporating learners' prior knowledge and allowing them to focus their

academic work on their needs and interests.

Licensure

Florida

Prospective students from Florida may obtain additional information regarding Walden

University by contacting the Commission on Independent Education, Florida Department

of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400; 1-888-

224-6684. Credits and degrees earned from this college do not automatically qualify the

holder to participate in professional licensing examinations to practice certain professions

in Florida. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession in Florida should

contact the appropriate state regulatory agency in the field of their interest.

Indiana

The institution is approved by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education at 402 West

Washington Street, Room W462, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204; 1-317-232-1324 or 1-317-

232-6716.

Kansas

The M.S in Clinical Psychology Counseling Specialization program is not approved by

the Kansas Board of Regents and does not lead to master's-level psychology license

eligibility in the state of Kansas.

Kentucky

Not all of the online programs offered by Walden University have been approved in

Kentucky. Please check the Council on Postsecondary Education's website at

http://dataportal.cpe.ky.gov/acadprog.aspx to view its listing of approved programs. For

more information, please contact the Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital

Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

Please be advised that Walden's educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in

Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for

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initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K–

12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional

Standards Board's website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/outofstate.asp.

Minnesota

Walden University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant

to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.

Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Pennsylvania

Note to all Pennsylvania residents: Walden University's teacher preparation program

and special education endorsement programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of

Teaching as leading to licensure and endorsement, respectively. Because these programs

are not reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, candidates are instructed

to apply for Pennsylvania certification as out-of-state graduates of a teacher preparation

program.

South Carolina

Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1333 Main Street,

Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201; 1-803-737-2260. Licensure indicates only that minimum

standards have been met; and it is not equal to or synonymous with accreditation by an

accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas

While Walden University is not regulated in Texas per Chapter 132 of the Texas

Education Code, Walden University is registered with the Minnesota Office of

Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an

endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all

other institutions. To report concerns and/or complaints students may contact the

Minnesota Office of Higher Education at 651-642-0567.

Note to Texas Residents

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) requires all institutions to

have a published grievance procedure that describes the process for filing a complaint.

Walden University's student complaint procedures can be found at the following link:

http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=129&navoid=38484&hl=complaint&retur

nto=search.

Students who have exhausted the institution's grievance procedures may file a complaint

with THECB by completing the forms found at the following link:

http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=C9BD55D4-C5A3-4BC6-

9A0DF17F467F4AE9.

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The rules governing complaints student complaints in Texas can be found in Title 19 of

the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120:

http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&

p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=19&pt=1&ch=1&rl=116.

Washington

Walden University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and

meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-

granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is

subject to periodic review and authorizes Walden University to offer specific degree

programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs.

Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the

institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the

act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at

P. 0. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Legal Information

Privacy Policy

(Last Updated: June 25, 2018)

Walden University, LLC ("Walden") respects and understands the importance of privacy

and security for our online customers and prospective students. We want you to be

familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information. This Privacy Policy describes

our practices in connection with information that we collect through websites operated by

us or on our behalf (the "Websites"), through the software applications made available by

us (unless subject to a privacy policy specific to the app) (the "Apps"), through our social

media pages (our "Social Media Pages"), through HTML-formatted e-mail messages that

we send to you that link to this Privacy Policy, as well as offline interactions you may

have with us (collectively, including the Websites, the Apps, our Social Media Pages, and

offline activity, the "Services").

Personal Information

"Personal Information" is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an

identifiable individual, such as:

• Name

• Postal address

• E-mail address

• Telephone number

• Educational records

• Work history

• Emergency contact details

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• Demographic data, including, where relevant, racial and ethnic origin, health and

disability information

• National and student ID numbers, such as a social security or tax ID

• Membership in professional or industry associations

• Credit and debit card number

• Bank account details

• Profile picture

• Social media account ID

Collection of Personal Information

We and our service providers collect Personal Information in a variety of ways,

including:

• Through the Services

o We collect Personal Information through the Services, for example, when

you visit one of our sites, apply for admission, or maintain an ongoing

relationship with Walden as a student.

o From you during your course of study or period of enrollment with us.

• Offline

o We collect Personal Information from you offline, such as when you

complete an application for admission, fill out a form at an education or

career fair, apply for a student ID card, participate in a promotion, or

contact us by phone.

• From Other Sources

o We receive your Personal Information from other sources, for example:

▪ our affiliates, partners, and service providers;

▪ private and publically available databases;

▪ application references and/or recommendation writers; and

▪ other educational institutions.

o If you connect your social media account to your Services account, you

will share certain Personal Information from your social media account

with us, for example, your name, e-mail address, photo, list of social

media contacts, and any other information that may be or you make

accessible to us when you connect your social media account to your

Services account.

We need to collect Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you

and in order to consider and maintain an academic or business relationship with you. If

you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the

Services, consider you for admission, or maintain your status as an enrolled student. If

you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service

providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do

so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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Use of Personal Information

We and our affiliates, partners, and service providers use Personal Information for

legitimate business purposes including:

• Providing the functionality of the Services and fulfilling your requests.

o To provide the Services' functionality to you, such as arranging access to

your registered account and providing you with related assistance.

o To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, when you contact us

via one of our online contact forms or otherwise, for example, when you

send us questions, suggestions, or complaints.

o To complete your transactions and provide you with related assistance.

o To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms,

conditions and policies.

o To allow you to send messages to another person if you choose to do so.

We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or

to comply with a legal obligation.

• Providing you with our newsletter and/or other marketing materials and

facilitating social sharing

o To send you marketing related e-mails, with information about our

services and other news about us.

o To facilitate social sharing functionality that you choose to use.

We will engage in this activity with your consent or where we have a legitimate interest.

• Analysis of Personal Information for business reporting and providing

personalized services.

o To analyze or predict our users' preferences in order to prepare aggregated

trend reports on how our digital content is used, so we can improve our

Services.

o To better understand you, so that we can personalize our interactions with

you and provide you with information and/or offers tailored to your

interests.

o To better understand your preferences so that we can deliver content via

our Services that we believe will be relevant and interesting to you.

We will provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a

legitimate interest.

• Allowing you to participate in sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions.

o We may offer you the opportunity to participate in a sweepstakes, contest,

or other promotion.

o Some of these promotions have additional rules containing information

about how we will use and disclose your Personal Information.

We use this information to manage our contractual relationship with you.

• Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information.

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o We may aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so that it will

no longer be considered Personal Information. We do so to generate other

data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose.

o Accomplishing our business purposes.

o For data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our Services;

o For audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and

are compliant with legal, regulatory or contractual requirements;

o For fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and

prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft;

o For developing new services;

o For enhancing, improving, or modifying our current services;

o For identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of

our Services are of most interest to users;

o For determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, so that

we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users; and

o For operating and expanding our business activities, for example,

understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to our users

so we can focus our energies on meeting our users' interests.

We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply

with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We disclose Personal Information:

• To our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

o You can consult the list and location of our affiliates here.

• To partnering institutions that receive services from Laureate Education.

• To our third party service providers, to facilitate services they provide to us.

o These can include providers of services such as website hosting, data

analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology

and related infrastructure provision, customer service, e-mail delivery,

auditing, and other services.

• To third parties, to permit them to send you marketing communications,

consistent with your choices.

• To third-party sponsors of sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions.

• By using the Services, you may elect to disclose Personal Information

o On message boards, classroom discussion forums, chat, profile pages,

blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and

content (including, without limitation, our Social Media Pages). Please

note that any information you post or disclose through these services will

become public and may be available to other users and the general public.

o Through your social sharing activity. When you connect your Services

account with your social media account, you will share information with

your friends associated with your social media account, with other users,

and with your social media account provider. By doing so, you authorize

us to facilitate this sharing of information, and you understand that the use

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of shared information will be governed by the social media provider's

privacy policy.

Other Uses and Disclosures

We also use and disclose your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate,

especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so:

• To comply with applicable law.

o This can include laws outside your country of residence.

• To respond to requests from public and government authorities.

o These can include authorities outside your country of residence.

• To cooperate with law enforcement.

o For example, when we respond to law enforcement requests and orders.

• For other legal reasons.

o To enforce our terms and conditions; and

o To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our

affiliates, you or others.

• In connection with a sale or business transaction.

o We have a legitimate interest in disclosing or transferring your Personal

Information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger,

sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any

portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any

bankruptcy or similar proceedings). Such third parties may include, for

example, an acquiring entity and its advisors.

Other Information

• "Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity

or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual

• Browser and device information

• App and/or Website usage data

• Information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies

• Demographic information and other information provided by you that does not

reveal your specific identity, such as your gender or date of birth

• Information that has been aggregated in a manner such that it no longer reveals

your specific identity

If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable

law, then we may use and disclose it for the purposes for which we use and disclose

Personal Information as detailed in this Policy.

Collection of Other Information

We and our service providers collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:

• Through your browser or device

o Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically

through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address,

computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system

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name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet

browser type and version and the name and version of the Services (such

as the App) you are using. We use this information to ensure that the

Services function properly.

• Through your use of the Apps

o When you download or use the Apps, we and our service providers may

track and collect App usage data, such as the date and time the App on

your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been

downloaded to the App based on your device number.

• Using cookies

o Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer that you

are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type,

time spent on the Services, pages visited, language preferences, and other

traffic data. We and our service providers use the information for security

purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively,

and to personalize your experience. We also gather statistical information

about use of the Services in order to continually improve their design and

functionality, understand how they are used and assist us with resolving

questions regarding them. Cookies further allow us to select which of our

advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them

while you are on the Services. We may also use cookies or other

technologies in online advertising to track responses to our ads. We do not

currently respond to browser do-not-track signals. If you do not want

information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you

to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or

accepting a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. You

may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-

cookies/index.html. If, however, you do not accept cookies, you may

experience some inconvenience in your use of the Services. You also may

not receive advertising or other offers from us that are relevant to your

interests and needs.

• Using pixel tags and other similar technologies

o Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to,

among other things, track the actions of users of the Services (including

email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and

compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.

o Analytics. This website uses Google® Analytics Premium, a web

analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"). Google

Analytics Premium uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your

computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The

information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and

your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be

stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. On

behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information for

the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on

website activity and providing other services relating to website activity

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and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address collected

through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held

by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate

settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may

not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also stop

the transmission of information generated by the cookies about your use of

the website and of your IP address to Google, by downloading and

installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

o Display Advertising. Walden University and its affiliates utilize Display

Advertising for remarketing purposes. This involves collecting

demographic data (age, gender, and interests) in Google Analytics for site

optimization, remarketing, and understanding user behaviors. If you wish

to opt out of this, please use the following tool. Walden University and its

affiliates use remarketing in conjunction with Google Analytics. Third-

party vendors, such as Google, may show relevant advertisements on sites

across the Internet. Walden University, its affiliates, and third-party

vendors utilize Google Analytics' first-party cookies and Doubleclick's

third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a

user's past visits to this website. In addition, these cookies are used to

report ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with the

website.

• Using Adobe Flash technology (including Flash Local Shared Objects ("Flash

LSOs")) and other similar technologies

o We may use Flash LSOs and other technologies to, among other things,

collect and store information about your use of the Services. If you do not

want Flash LSOs stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of

your Flash player to block Flash LSO storage using the tools contained in

the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also go to the Global Storage

Settings Panel and follow the instructions (which may explain, for

example, how to delete existing Flash LSOs (referred to as "information"),

how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without

your being asked, and how to block Flash LSOs that are not being

delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time). Please note

that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash LSOs

may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications.

• IP Address

o Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer by your

Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged

automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Services,

along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited.

Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by

many websites, applications and other services. We use IP addresses for

purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and

administering the Services. We may also derive your approximate location

from your IP address.

• Physical Location

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o We may collect the physical location of your device by, for example,

using satellite, cell phone tower or WiFi signals. We may use your

device's physical location to provide you with personalized location-based

services and content. We may also share your device's physical location,

combined with information about what advertisements you viewed and

other information we collect, with our marketing partners to enable them

to provide you with more personalized content and to study the

effectiveness of advertising campaigns. In some instances, you may be

permitted to allow or deny such uses and/or sharing of your device's

location, but if you do, we and/or our marketing partners may not be able

to provide you with the applicable personalized services and content.

Uses and Disclosures of Other Information

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are

required to do otherwise under applicable law. In some instances, we may combine Other

Information with Personal Information. If we do, we will treat the combined information

as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

Security

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to

protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission

or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that

your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance

with the "Contacting Us" section below.

Choices and Access

Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information

We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for

marketing purposes. You may opt-out from:

• Receiving e-mail marketing from us: If you no longer want to receive

marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out by

following the instructions contained in each such email or by contacting us at

[email protected]

• Receiving other types of marketing communications from us: If you no longer

want to receive marketing-related communications from us on a going-forward

basis, you may opt-out by contacting us at [email protected]

• Our sharing of your Personal Information with affiliates for their direct

marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we discontinue sharing your

Personal Information on a going-forward basis with our affiliates for their direct

marketing purposes, you may opt-out of this sharing by contacting us at

[email protected]

• Our sharing of your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for

their direct marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we discontinue

sharing your Personal Information on a going-forward basis with unaffiliated third

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parties for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of this sharing by

contacting us at [email protected]

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note

that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related communications from us, we may still

send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.

How you can access, change, or delete your Personal

Information

If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete

Personal Information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to

request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of

transmitting it to another organization (to the extent this right to data portability is

provided to you by applicable law), you may contact us using the "Contact Us"

information below. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.

In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have

changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our

database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of

your Personal Information. For your protection, we will only implement requests with

respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular e-mail address that you

use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing

your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or

to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g.,

when you make a payment, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal

Information provided until after the completion of such transaction).

If you are a resident of California, under 18 and a registered user of the Services, you

may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Services by

writing to us at the Contact Us address below. Please note that your request does not

ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for

example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.

Retention Period

We retain Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the

purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law. The criteria used

to determine our retention periods include:

• The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the

Services to you (for example, for as long as you are a student of ours);

• Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain

laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time

before we can delete them); or

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• Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to

applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

Third Party Services

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy,

information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any

website or service to which the Services link. The inclusion of a link on the Services does

not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.

In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or

security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google,

Microsoft, RIM, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform

provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer,

including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations

through or in connection with the Apps or our Social Media Pages.

Third Party Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and

services that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Services and other

websites or online services.

• You may receive advertisements based on information relating to your access to

and use of the Services and other websites or online services on any of your

devices, as well as on information received from third parties. These companies

place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of

pixel tags). They also use these technologies, along with information they collect

about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a

mobile phone and a laptop. If you would like more information about this

practice, and to learn how to opt out of it in desktop and mobile browsers on the

particular device on which you are accessing this Privacy Policy, please visit:

o From Australia: http://www.youronlinechoices.com.au/

o From Canada: https://youradchoices.ca/

o From Europe: http://www.edaa.eu/

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What's New? (September 2018) Listed below are the new courses, programs, concentrations, specializations, and

certificates included in this version of the 2018–2019 Walden University Catalog. Also

listed are those courses, programs, concentrations, specializations, and certificates that

have changed significantly and the date that those changes take effect. Unless otherwise

noted, all information in this catalog is effective as of August 26, 2018.

Courses

• AHUM 9001A - Dissertation (7/11/2018)

• AHUM 9001B - Dissertation (7/11/2018)

• CAEX 3100 - Skills for Academic Integrity (4/24/2018)

• CAEX 3101 - Skills for Academic Integrity (4/24/2018)

• CAEX 3500 - Internship (4/24/2018)

• CAEX 6100 - Critical Thinking for Social Change (4/24/2018)

• CAEX 6201 - Basic APA Style: Citations and References(4/24/2018)

• CAEX 6300 - Reading Techniques for Graduate Study(4/24/2018)

• CAEX 6500 - Internship (4/24/2018)

• CAEX 6501 - Internship (4/24/2018)

• CAEX 8350 - Writing a Literature Review(4/24/2018)

• CAEX 8351 - Writing a Literature Review(4/24/2018)

• CRJS 6002 - Foundations of Graduate Study (3/26/2018; 5/11/2018)

• CRJS 6111 - Informational Technology in Criminal Justice (3/26/2018;

5/11/2018)

• CRJS 6400 - Strategic Context of Management and Leadership (6/4/2018)

• DDBA 8438 (made inactive 5/17/2018)

• DDBA 8891 (made inactive 5/17/2018)

• DRWI 8508 - Coaching Skills Virtual Intensive (3/5/2018)

• EDPD 8005 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDPD 8013 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 3051 - Collaboration to Support All Learners (8/23/2018)

• EDUC 4010 - Mathematics K-6: Instruction and Assessment (8/23/2018)

• EDUC 6000 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6209 - Collaboration to Support All Learners (8/23/2018)

• EDUC 6510 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6520 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6525 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6530 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6540 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6550 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6560 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6561 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6562 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6563 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

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• EDUC 6564 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6565 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 6632 - Assessment and Instruction to Promote Literacy

Development♦ (2/6/2018)

• EDUC 6637 - Literacy Assessment and Intervention to Support Student

Learning (8/23/2018)

• EDUC 6639 - Instructional Strategies for Learners With

Exceptionalities (8/23/2018)

• EDUC 6648 - Demonstration Teaching (8/23/2018)

• EDUC 6649 - Seminar for Professional Educators (8/23/2018)

• EDUC 6688 - Action Research (8/23/2018)

• EDUC 7106 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 7108 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 7109 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 7350 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 7900 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 7910 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8210 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8211 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8212 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8213 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8214 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8215 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8350 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8351 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8352 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8353 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8354 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8355 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8401 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8402 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8403 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8404 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8405 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8406 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8845 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• EDUC 8846 (made inactive 5/3/2018)

• FPSY 8720 - Abnormal Behavior (2/27/2018)

• HLTH 1005 - Context of Healthcare Delivery♦ (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 2120 - Health Informatics♦ (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 2500 - Theories of Health Behavior (8/25/2018)

• HLTH 3105 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare♦ (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 3110 - Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice♦ (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 3115 - Public and Global Health♦ (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 4000 - Introduction to Healthcare Management♦ (4/27/2018)

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• HLTH 4050 - Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management♦ (5/17/2018)

• HLTH 4100 - Healthcare Organization Theory and Behavior♦ (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 4105 - Healthcare Finance and Economics♦ (5/17/2018)

• HLTH 4110 - Healthcare Quality and Safety♦ (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 4115 - Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare♦ (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 4360 - Stress Management and Wellness♦ (5/17/2018)

• HLTH 4900 - Capstone (4/27/2018)

• HLTH 6510 - Essentials of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System and Population

Health (3/2/2018)

• HLTH 6530 - Disease Prevention and Care Management (3/2/2018)

• HLTH 6540 - Population Health Management Applications (3/2/2018)

• HLTH 8830 - Psychology of Sexuality (2/27/2018)

• ITEC 8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring (2/27/2018)

• MGMT 6135 - Harnessing the Power of Data and Information♦ (5/15/2018)

• MMHA 5500 - Human Resource Management and Organizational Development

and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators (9/17/2018)

• MMHA 6510 - Essentials of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System and Population

Health (3/2/2018)

• MMHA 6530 - Disease Prevention and Care Management (3/2/2018)

• MMHA 6540 - Population Health Management Applications (3/2/2018)

• MMPA 6115 - Foundations for Graduate Study (3/5/2018)

• MMPA 6116 - Foundations for Graduate Study (3/26/2018)

• MMPA 6200 - Principles of Public Administration♦ (3/26/2018)

• MMPA 6542 - Transformative Change in a Global Environment (3/26/2018)

• MMPA 6832 - Terrorism: Legislation and Policy (3/26/2018)

• MMPP 6115 - Foundations for Graduate Study♦ (3/5/2018)

• MSEM 6115 - Foundations of Graduate Study♦ (3/5/2018)

• MSPM 6120 (inactive 6/8/2018)

• NPMG 6115 - Foundations of Graduate Study (3/5/2018)

• NURS 4210 - Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health (5/22/2018)

• NURS 4211 - Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health (5/22/2018)

• NURS 4220 - Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare (5/22/2018)

• NURS 4221 - Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare (5/22/2018)

• NURS 6720 - Population-Based Public Health Nursing Interventions (4/24/2018)

• NURS 6730 - Public Health Nursing Leadership (4/24/2018)

• NURS 8400 - Evidence-Based Practice I: Assessment and Design (6/7/2018)

• NURS 8410 - Best Practices In Nursing Specialties (6/7/2018)

• NURS 8500 - Evidence-Based Practice II: Planning and

Implementation (6/7/2018)

• NURS 8510 - Evidence-Based Practice III: Implementation, Evaluation, and

Dissemination (6/7/2018)

• PSYC 6200 - Themes and Theories of Psychology (5/31/2018)

• PSYC 8412 - Research Foundations (6/1/2018)

• PUBH 4100 - Evaluating Public Health Programs♦ (4/27/2018)

• SOCW 2003 - Introduction to the Welfare State (4/12/2013)

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• SOCW 6070 - Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work

Organizations (prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6090 - Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work

Practice (2/27/2018; prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6111 - Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I (prerequisites added

9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6121 - Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II (prerequisites added

9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6204 - Medical Social Work I (prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6205 - Medical Social Work II (prerequisites added 9/6/2018; additional

prerequisite added 9/18/2018)

• SOCW 6212 - Working With Military Spouses, Families, and Children (course

title revised 9/7/2018)

• SOCW 6215 - Advanced Social Work Practice With Children and Family

Services (course title revised 9/7/2018)

• SOCW 6301 - Social Work Practice Research I (prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6351 - Social Policy, Welfare, and Change (2/27/2018)

• SOCW 6410 - Military Culture for Social Workers (prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6411 - Social Work in Trauma, Crisis, and Stress With Military

Personnel (prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6443 - Psychopharmacology and Biopsychosocial Considerations for

Social Workers (prerequisites added 9/6/2018; course title revised 9/7/2018)

• SOCW 6446 - Social Work Practice With Children and Adolescents (prerequisites

added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6456 - Social Work Practice With Couples and Family

Systems (prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6500 - Social Work Field Education I (prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6510 - Social Work Field Education II (prerequisites added 9/6/2018)

• SOCW 6520 - Social Work Field Education III (prerequisites added 9/7/2018)

• SOCW 6530 - Social Work Field Education IV SOCW 6530 Social Work Field

Education IV (prerequisites added 9/7/2018)

• SOCW 8802 - Clinical Seminar I (5/31/2018)

• SWLB 0651 - Skills Lab I (prerequisites added 9/6/2018; course title revised

9/7/2018)

• SWLB 0652 - Skills Lab II (prerequisites added 9/6/2018; course title revised

9/7/2018)

• WMBA 6635 - Harnessing the Power of Data and Information (3/13/2018)

• WMBA 6601 - Managing First Things First (3/13/2018)

• WMBA 6675 - Critical Thinking for Effective Management (3/13/2018)

• WMBA 6881 - Grant Writing (3/16/2018)

• WSRO 1002M - Master's Student Readiness Orientation (2/8/2018)

• WSRO 1002D - Doctoral Student Readiness Orientation (2/8/2018)

Custom Pages

• Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs (1/22/2018)

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• Legal Information (Privacy Policy updated; 8/21/2018)

Programs, Concentrations, and Specializations

• Accounting - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Addiction Counseling - MS in School Counseling (8/26/2018)

• Addictions and Social Work--DSW (4/13/2018)

• Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Master of Science in

Nursing (MSN) (8/23/2018; 9/5/2018)

• Advanced Research Methods - PhD in Counselor Education and

Supervision (8/26/2018)

• BS in Computer Information Systems (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• BS in Child Development (4/24/2018)

• BS in Elementary Education (8/23/2018)

• BS in Health Studies (8/25/2018)

• BS in Healthcare Management (9/7/2018)

• BS in Information Technology (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• BS in Public Health (8/25/2018; 9/6/2018)

• Clinical Expertise (DSW) (4/13/2018)

• Communication--MBA (removed 3/13/2018)

• Communication--MS in Management (made inactive 3/13/2018)

• Community and Social Services - MS in Human Services (8/22/2018)

• Community Intervention and Leadership - MS in Human Services (8/22/2018)

• Conflict Management and Negotiation - MS in Human Services (8/22/2018)

• Consultation - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (8/26/2018)

• Consulting Psychology - MS in I/O Psychology (6/11/2018)

• Counseling and Social Change - PhD in Counselor Education and

Supervision (8/26/2018)

• Criminal Justice (DSW) (4/13/2018)

• Criminal Justice Self-Designed--PhD in Forensic Psychology (3/9/2018)

• Criminal Justice--PhD in Public Policy and Administration (3/12/2018)

• Crisis Leadership Management--PhD in Forensic Psychology (3/9/2018;

7/5/2018)

• Crisis Response--PhD in Forensic Psychology (3/9/2018)

• Curriculum Instruction Assessment and Evaluation - PhD in Education (3/1/2018)

• Cyber Security for Information Systems - BS in Computer Information

Systems (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention (DSW) (4/13/2018)

• Doctor of Social Work (4/24/2018)

• Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy - PhD in Education (3/1/2018)

• Early Childhood Special Education - PhD in Education (3/1/2018)

• Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education (Non-Licensure) (4/24/2018)

• Education Specialist (EdS) in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-

Licensure*) (4/24/2018)

• Education Specialist (EdS) in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation (4/24/2018)

• Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology (4/24/2018)

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• Educational Administration and Leadership (EdD) (9/7/2018)

• Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) (4/24/2018)

• Education Policy, Leadership, and Management (P–20) - PhD in

Education (3/1/2018)

• Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration

(Principal Preparation) Program (8/23/2018)

• Educational Technology and Design - PhD in Education (3/1/2018)

• Emergency Management - Master of Public Administration (MPA) (3/9/2018)

• Emergency Management--PhD in Public Policy and Administration (3/9/2018)

• Emergency Management--PhD in Criminal Justice (3/9/2018)

• Family Nurse Practitioner - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse

Pract (8/23/2018; 9/5/2018)

• Family Studies and Interventions (DSW) (4/13/2018)

• Finance - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Forensic Mental Health Counseling - PhD in Counselor Education and

Supervision (made active 9/6/2018)

• Forensic Psychology--BS in Psychology (4/24/2018)

• General Program - BS in Accounting (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• General Program - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• General Program - BS in Business Communication (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• General Program - BS in Communication (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• General Program - BS in Computer Information Systems (Electives revised,

9/14/2018)

• General Program - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (8/26/2018)

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)--PPA (3/12/2018)

• Gerontology - MS in Human Services (8/22/2018)

• Global Leadership – PhD in Public Policy and Administration (3/9/2018)

• Global Leadership - Master of Public Administration (MPA) (3/9/2018)

• Global Leadership--PhD in Criminal Justice (3/9/2018)

• Global Social Services - MS in Human Services (8/22/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Advanced Cyber Security (4/24/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice (3/9/2018; 3/26/2018; 6/4/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Data Management (4/24/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cyber Security (4/24/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Government Management (3/14/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (3/14/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (3/14/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Public Management and Leadership (3/14/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (3/14/2018)

• Graduate Certificate in Strategic Planning and Public Policy (3/14/2018)

• General Practice - MS in I/O Psychology (6/11/2018)

• Health Policy - Master of Public Administration (MPA) (3/26/2018)

• Health Policy and Advocacy - MS in Health Education and

Promotion (5/11/2018)

• Healthcare Informatics - BS in Computer Information Systems (Electives revised,

9/14/2018)

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• Healthcare Management - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised,

9/14/2018)

• Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy--PhD in

Education (3/1/2018)

• Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy (Self-Designed) (3/1/2018)

• Homeland Security Policy and Coordination - Master of Public Administration

(MPA) (3/26/2018)

• Homeland Security Policy and Coordination - PhD in Public Policy and

Administration (3/9/2018)

• Homeland Security Policy and Coordination--PhD in Criminal Justice (3/9/2018)

• Human Resource Management - BS in Business Administration (Electives

revised, 9/14/2018)

• Human Services Nonprofit Administration - MS in Human Services (8/26/2018)

• Information Systems - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised,

9/14/2018)

• Information Systems Management - BS in Computer Information

Systems (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• International Business--MBA (3/13/2018)

• International Business--MS in Management (3/13/2018)

• International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) - Master of Public

Administration (MPA) (3/26/2018)

• International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)--PhD in PPA (3/12/2018)

• International Perspectives--PhD in Developmental Psychology (7/23/2018)

• Law and Public Policy - Master of Public Administration (MPA) (3/26/2018)

• Law and Public Policy--PhD in Criminal Justice (3/9/2018)

• Law and Public Policy - PhD in Public Policy and Administration (3/12/2018)

• Leadership and Program Evaluation - PhD in Counselor Education and

Supervision (8/26/2018)

• Learning, Instruction, and Innovation - PhD in Education (3/1/2018; learning

outcomes revised 9/6/2018)

• Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology--PhD in Forensic Psychology (3/9/2018;

missing specialization course added, 9/18/2018)

• Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities - Master of Public

Administration (MPA) (3/26/2018)

• Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities - Master of Public

Policy (MPP) (3/9/2018)

• Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities--PPA (3/12/2018)

• Management - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Marketing - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education (8/23/2018)

• Master of Business Administration (MBA) (3/13/2018)

• Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) (Notes on Licensure added;

8/21/2018)

• Master of Public Administration (MPA)

• Master of Public Policy (MPP) (3/9/2018)

• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (8/23/2018)

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• Master of Social Work (MSW) (Note on Licensure updated; 8/21/2018)

• Media Studies--BS in Business Communication (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Media Studies - BS in Communication (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Medical Social Work (DSW) (4/24/2018)

• Mental Health Facilitation - MS in Human Services (8/22/2018)

• MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (5/24/2018)

• MS in Developmental Psychology (6/11/2018)

• MS in Early Childhood Studies (4/24/2018)

• MS in Emergency Management (2/16/2018)

• MS in Higher Education (4/24/2018)

• MS in Human and Social Services (8/22/2018)

• MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology (6/11/2018)

• MS in Instructional Design and Technology (4/24/2018)

• MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (5/24/2018)

• MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3/12/2018)

• MS in Project Management (3/13/2018)

• MS in Psychology (6/4/2018)

• MS in School Counseling (5/24/2018)

• Multicultural Marketing Communication - BS in Business

Administration (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Master of Public Administration

(MPA) (3/26/2018)

• Online Teaching in Higher Education--PhD in Criminal Justice (3/9/2018)

• Online Teaching in Higher Education--PhD in Health Education and

Promotion (2/27/2018)

• Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation- PhD in

Education (3/1/2018)

• PhD in Criminal Justice (3/19/2018)

• PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (6/19/2018; 8/26/2018)

• PhD in Developmental Psychology (6/4/2018)

• PhD in Education--School of Higher Education, Leadership, and

Policy (3/1/2018; 4/24/2018)

• PhD in Health Education and Promotion (4/26/2018)

• PhD in Forensic Psychology (3/9/2018; 6/11/2018)

• PhD in Human and Social Services (Fast-Track, MS and BS entry 7/6/2018)

• PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology (6/11/2018)

• PhD in Psychology (6/4/2018)

• PhD in Management (2/9/2018)

• Policy Analysis - Master of Public Administration (MPA) (3/26/2018)

• Policy Practice (DSW) (4/13/2018)

• Project Management - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised,

9/14/2018)

• Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Master of Science in Nursing

(MSN) (8/23/2018)

• Public Accountancy - BS in Accounting (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Public Management and Leadership - MS in Criminal Justice (6/1/2018)

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• Public Management and Leadership - Master of Public Administration

(MPA) (3/26/2018)

• Public Management and Leadership - PhD in Public Policy and

Administration (3/12/2018)

• Reading Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation (Non-Licensure*) - PhD in

Education (made inactive 3/1/2018; made active 9/6/2018)

• Public Relations - BS in Business Communication (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Public Relations - BS in Communication (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

• Research--PhD in Developmental Psychology (7/23/2018)

• Self-Designed - MS in Health Education and Promotion (5/11/2018)

• Self-Designed--MS in I/O Psychology (7/23/2018)

• Self-Designed--MS in Psychology (7/23/2018)

• Self-Designed--PhD in Forensic Psychology (3/9/2018)

• Self-Designed--PhD in I/O Psychology (7/23/2018

• Self-Designed--PhD in Psychology (7/23/2018)

• Small Business Management - BS in Business Administration (Electives revised,

9/14/2018)

• Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MS NPMG (3/9/2018)

• Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MPA (3/9/2018)

• Social Work Administration (DSW) (4/13/2018)

• Special Education (K–Age 21) - Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (8/24/2018)

• Trauma and Crisis Counseling - MS in Clinical Mental Health

Counseling (8/26/2018)

• Trauma and Crisis - PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (8/26/2018)

• Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace (3/26/2018)

• The Walden University General Education Curriculum (5/17/2018)

• Victimology--PhD in Forensic Psychology (3/9/2018)

• Web and Mobile Applications Design - BS in Computer Information

Systems (Electives revised, 9/14/2018)

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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is

dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. The Richard W. Riley College of

Education and Leadership is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of

Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from April 24, 2012, to June 30,

2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to

form the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the

single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE

accreditation. Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on

CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.

Note on certification and licensure: Acceptance of education degrees from Walden

University by individual states for the satisfaction of certification or licensure

requirements rests with each state. Walden's advisors can provide individuals with basic

guidelines and other information about state requirements. It remains the individual's

responsibility to understand and comply with the regulations and other requirements for

the state in which he or she resides.

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division

of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to

verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary

benefits.

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the

Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or [email protected] to

determine whether Walden's programs in the field of education are approved for teacher

certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to

contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Minors and Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

Programs.

Research and Residencies

Research and Residencies guides and promotes quality in all aspects of doctoral research

and residencies in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. In

collaboration with Walden University's Center for Research Quality, Research and

Residencies supports student success through the administration of The Richard W. Riley

College of Education and Leadership University Research Reviewers and the supervision

of the Riley College Research Courses and Doctoral Forums. Research and Residencies

also coordinates the EdD and PhD residencies for the Riley College working closely with

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Walden University's Academic Residencies team. Face-to-face residencies and virtual

experiences are offered to students throughout the year in various parts of the country and

overseas. These residencies provide socialization opportunities using innovative

technologies and principles of adult learning to develop scholar-practitioners who think

critically and contribute to the greater social good.

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School of Education and Professional Licensure

BS in Child Development The Walden University BS in Child Development degree program addresses the needs of

child development professionals by providing the tools and strategies needed to improve

practice with children across a variety of age levels. Students can choose from eight

concentrations: Infant/Toddler, Preschool, Dual Infant/Toddler and Preschool, Child and

Adolescent Studies, or Psychology. All eight concentrations in the program deliver an in-

depth focus on child development, child-centered learning, developmentally appropriate

environments, and effective practices for working with children and families. Students

will gain insights in the field of child development through courses that bridge the gap

between theoretical and practical knowledge, led by national experts, researchers, and

experts in the field.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, the education professional:

1. Identifies developmentally appropriate practices related to creating environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.

2. Identifies the individual characteristics of children and uses this knowledge to make informed decisions regarding the emotional, social, physical, and

intellectual well-being.

3. Explains the vital role that healthy, respectful, and reciprocal family and community relationships play in supporting the growth and well-being of the

whole child.

4. Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity and the vital role it plays in children's healthy development and learning.

5. Uses professional resources, including collegial sharing for continued professional development, to promote advocacy and social change.

Concentrations

• General

• Administration and Management

• Child and Adolescent Studies

• Dual Infant/Toddler and Preschool

• Family Health and Wellness

• Infant/Toddler

• Preschool

• Psychology

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Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (0-55 cr., depending on concentration

• Elective courses (28-72 cr., depending on concentration)

• Capstone course (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

The BS in Child Development curriculum consists primarily of core courses that are 6-

week, 5-credit courses, culminating with a 6-week, 7-credit Capstone course. Through

these courses, students will develop concentration-specific content knowledge, written

and oral communications skills, the ability to contribute professionally to a diverse and

changing child development field, and an understanding of developmentally appropriate

practices. These skills are essential to the field of early childhood education, and they

prepare students to make a successful contribution in their current and future work

settings.

General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in

order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to

select 3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options.

Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual

program requirements.

Core Courses (45 cr.)

• EDUC 1001 - Introduction to Education♦ • EDUC 1002 - Pioneers and Philosophies of Education♦ • EDUC 1004 - Child Development♦ • EDUC 1005 - Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition♦ • EDUC 1006 - Child, Family, and Community Relationships♦ • EDUC 2001 - Language Development♦ • EDUC 3003 - Observation and Assessment of the Young Child♦ • EDUC 4004 - Children With Special Needs♦ • EDUC 4005 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity♦

Concentration Courses (0-55 cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the course list

on each concentration page.

Electives (28-72 cr.)

Electives are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the elective

requirements on each concentration page.

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Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4001 - Capstone OR

• EDUC 4500 - Capstone

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the BS in Child Development program relating to the types of occupations this

program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students

who have graduated from this program.

General Program - BS in Child Development

The General Program provides students with a foundation in child development and

educational theory. Coursework examines children's key developmental milestones from

birth through adolescence, exploring their physical, social-emotional, and

cognitive/language development. Students learn how to create environments that promote

healthy development. This concentration allows for a larger number of transferable

credits than more specialized programs permit, helping students earn their degree at

an accelerated pace.*

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits

transferred, if applicable.

Degree Requirements

• 180 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Elective courses (72 cr.)

• Capstone course (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum

Child Development Upper-Elective Courses (10 cr.)

Choose two Child Development courses as upper-level electives (10 cr.).

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Electives (72 cr.)

Choose five courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. At least 25 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4500 - Capstone OR

• EDUC 4001 - Capstone • EDUC 4205 - Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Infant Settings♦ • EDUC 4206 - Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Toddler Settings♦

Preschool Concentration Courses (25 cr.)

• EDUC 3103 - Guiding Young Children’s Behavior♦ • EDUC 4102 - Play and Learning for the Preschool Child♦ • EDUC 4104 - Inclusive Practices in Classroom Communities♦ • EDUC 4105 - Early Literacy♦ • EDUC 4106 - Teaching Across Content Areas in Preschool♦

Electives (28 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs.

Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4001 - Capstone

Administration and Management - BS in Child

Development

The concentration in Administration and Management will teach students the unique set

of competencies needed to successfully administer a child care program or operate a child

care business. The course content will give students a strong foundation in management,

leadership, human resources, marketing, and small business entrepreneurship. Students

will learn how to develop curriculum and programmatic content at the administrative

level. Students will gain an understanding of health, safety, and other state codes and how

to ensure that their center or program is in compliance with those standards. Students will

explore strategies for communicating effectively about a center and its programs with

parents, families, and the larger community.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (45 cr.)

• Concentration courses (31 cr.)

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• Elective courses (52 cr.)

• Capstone (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (31 cr.)

• BUSI 1002 - Introduction to Management and Leadership♦ • BUSI 4002 - Small Business Ventures♦ • BUSI 4003 - Marketing Strategies for Small Business♦ • EDUC 3011 - Making Connections: Managing and Leading Early Childhood

Programs♦ • EDUC 3012 - Making Connections: Fiscal and Personnel Management of Child

Development Centers and Programs • EDUC 3101 - Professionalism and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field♦ • EDUC 4006 - Making Connections: Operating Child Development Centers and

Programs • HRMG 3001 - Human Resource Management♦

Electives (52 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. At least 10 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4001 - Capstone OR

• EDUC 4500 - Capstone

Child and Adolescent Studies - BS in Child

Development

The concentration in Child and Adolescent Studies will provide students with

foundational knowledge, current research, and career perspectives in the areas of

development, education, and human ecology. Students will study how school-age

children and adolescents develop and learn. This will include the study of typical and

atypical cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development, as well as the

relationship among these. Additionally, it will also examine developmental domains as

well as explore ways that culturally diverse values and social attitudes are transmitted to

school-age children and adolescents. Students will learn effective strategies needed for

working with this age group in group and classroom settings, and techniques needed to

facilitate positive relationships between and among homes, schools, and communities.

Students will be able to critically examine selected issues and trends related to school-age

children and adolescents.

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Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (45 cr.)

• Concentration courses (36 cr.)

• Elective courses (47 cr.)

• Capstone course (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (36 cr.)

• EDUC 3301 - School-Age and Adolescent Development♦ • EDUC 3302 - Making Connections: Professions in the Field of School-Age and

Adolescent Development • EDUC 3303 - Motivating and Guiding School-Age Children and Adolescents♦ • EDUC 3304 - Making Connections: Effective Learning Environments for School-Age

Children and Adolescents • EDUC 4301 - School-Age Children and Adolescence in a Multicultural Society♦ • EDUC 4302 - Home, School, and Community♦ • EDUC 4303 - Trends and Issues in School-Age Children♦ • EDUC 4304 - Trends and Issues in Adolescence♦ • EDUC 4305 - Making Connections: The Role of the Professional

Electives (47 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4500 - Capstone

Dual Preschool and Infant/Toddler - BS in

Child Development

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (45 cr.)

• Infant/Toddler courses (30 cr.)

• Preschool courses (25 cr.)

• Electives (28 cr.)

• Capstone course (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

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Concentration Curriculum

Infant/Toddler Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• EDUC 3101 - Professionalism and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field♦ • EDUC 3202 - Quality Programs for Infants and Toddlers♦ • EDUC 3203 - Infant/Toddler Mental Health♦ • EDUC 3204 - Family Cultures of Infants and Toddlers♦

Family Health and Wellness - BS in Child

Development

The Family Health and Wellness concentration explores the impact of wellness across the

lifespan. Students will learn how to identify key indicators of healthy habits and develop

strategies to foster healthier choices for children and their families. Coursework addresses

health issues, such as nutrition, exercise science, stress management, and the role of

culture and socioeconomic factors in perceptions of healthy behavior.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (45 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (52 cr.)

• Capstone course (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• EDUC 3203 - Infant/Toddler Mental Health♦ • HLTH 4300 - Personal Health and Wellness♦ • HLTH 4320 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan♦ • HLTH 4340 - Fit and Well: Core Concepts in Exercise Science♦ • HLTH 4360 - Stress Management and Wellness♦ • HLTH 4380 - Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness♦

Electives (52 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. At least 5 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4500 - Capstone OR

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• EDUC 4001 - Capstone

Infant/Toddler - BS in Child Development

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (45 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (53 cr.)

• Capstone course (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• EDUC 3101 - Professionalism and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field♦ • EDUC 3202 - Quality Programs for Infants and Toddlers♦ • EDUC 3203 - Infant/Toddler Mental Health♦ • EDUC 3204 - Family Cultures of Infants and Toddlers♦ • EDUC 4205 - Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Infant Settings♦ • EDUC 4206 - Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Toddler Settings♦

Electives (53 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. At least 5 credits must be taken at the 3000–4000 level.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4001 - Capstone

Preschool - BS in Child Development

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (45 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (53 cr.)

• Capstone course (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

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Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• EDUC 3101 - Professionalism and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field♦ • EDUC 3103 - Guiding Young Children’s Behavior♦ • EDUC 4102 - Play and Learning for the Preschool Child♦ • EDUC 4104 - Inclusive Practices in Classroom Communities♦ • EDUC 4105 - Early Literacy♦ • EDUC 4106 - Teaching Across Content Areas in Preschool♦

Electives (53 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. At least 5 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4001 - Capstone

Psychology - BS in Child Development

From infancy to adolescence, children are shaped by emotional, physical, social, and

environmental factors. The Psychology concentration will expand students' understanding

of the development, behavior, and motivations of children of all ages. Students build the

knowledge base needed to work with children and their families in a variety of public,

private, and nonprofit organizations. The BS in Child Development program is one of the

only non-licensure degree programs in the nation to offer this concentration, which is

designed for individuals who want to increase their knowledge of human psychology and

behavior as they relate to development from infancy through adolescence.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (45 cr.)

• Concentration courses (60 cr.)

• Elective courses (23 cr.)

• Capstone course (7 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (60 cr.)

• EDUC 3101 - Professionalism and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field♦ • EDUC 3103 - Guiding Young Children’s Behavior♦ • EDUC 3203 - Infant/Toddler Mental Health♦ • EDUC 3301 - School-Age and Adolescent Development♦

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• EDUC 3303 - Motivating and Guiding School-Age Children and Adolescents♦ • EDUC 4102 - Play and Learning for the Preschool Child♦ • EDUC 4205 - Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Infant Settings♦ • EDUC 4206 - Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Toddler Settings♦ • PSYC 2004 - Motivation and Emotion♦ • PSYC 2005 - Social Influences on Behavior♦ • PSYC 4002 - Brain and Behavior♦

Electives (23 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs.

Capstone Course (7 cr.)

• EDUC 4500 - Capstone OR

• EDUC 4001 - Capstone

BS in Elementary Education

Walden's BS in Elementary Education program prepares educational professionals for

teaching certification, which is required in most public school systems in the United

States. This program incorporates strategies proven to help educators develop confidence

and succeed in today's diverse classroom environments.

Through their coursework, education professionals explore the integration of technology

in the classroom, building family partnerships, collaboration, and literacy. Educators also

have the opportunity to apply best practices through in-person experiences in K–6

classrooms.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to demonstrate skills in the following areas:

1. Knowledge and Skills—Demonstrate content knowledge, skills, and pedagogy appropriate to elementary education.

2. Professional Practice—Demonstrate the skills and dispositions of a professional educator.

3. Instruction—Promote K-6 children's development and learning across content areas through the design and implementation of engaging, differentiated learning

experiences that support children's development and learning across all domains.

4. Assessment—Use data to assess student growth to make informed instructional decisions that build on the strengths and meet the needs of individual children.

5. Cultural Responsiveness—Practice cultural responsiveness to build positive trusting relationships with children, families, and colleagues and to create

supportive learning environments for all.

6. Technology—Use technology appropriately, resourcefully, and innovatively to personalize and improve teaching and learning.

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7. Collaboration and Relationship Building—Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with children, families, colleagues, and communities to improve

outcomes for every child and effect positive social change.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General Education courses—71 qtr. credits

o HMNT 1001 (completed in 1st term)—6 qtr. credits

o Humanities—15 qtr. credits

o Written and Oral communication—10 qtr. credits

o Math and Natural Sciences—20 qtr. credits

o Social Science—20 qtr. credits

• Elementary Education courses—75 qtr. credits

o Lower level core—15 qtr. credits

o Professional core—60 qtr. credits

o 7 courses with Field Experience; each contain 15 hours of field

experience, or about 2.5 hours per week.

• Elective courses—25 qtr. Credits

• 10 credits of Demonstration Teaching, 12 weeks (full-time)

• 6-week courses (except Demonstration Teaching)

Curriculum

The Walden BS in Elementary Education program is designed for individuals who want

to make a positive impact in elementary education, engage with children and families to

promote healthy development and learning, and acquire the skills, knowledge, and

dispositions of professional educators. Based on current research, the BS in Elementary

Education program aligns with national professional standards and licensure

requirements. Walden's BS in Elementary Education program provides the tools,

resources, and experiences that prepare candidates to be effective elementary educators.

Learning outcomes for graduates of the BS in Elementary Education program include

deep knowledge of children's development, motivation, and learning; commitment to

professional practice; and skill in the areas of instruction, assessment, cultural

responsiveness, technology, relationship-building, and collaboration. Throughout their

program of study, teacher candidates also focus on designing integrated curriculum, the

arts as an essential part of children's education, literacy learning, and utilizing a wide

array of evidence-based approaches and strategies to support the growth and learning of

every child.

General Education (71 cr.)

See the general education section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in

order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to

select 3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options.

Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual

program requirements.

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Elementary Education Courses (75 cr.)

• EDUC 1004 - Child Development♦ • HLTH 1000 - Concepts of Health Promotion • POLI 1001 - American Government and Politics♦

Professional Core (60 cr.)

• EDUC 2400 - The Professional Educator • EDUC 2401 - Diverse and Exceptional Learners in the Elementary Classroom • EDUC 2402 - Exploring Dimensions of Literacy K-6 • EDUC 3050 - Child Development, Motivation, and Learning • EDUC 3052 - Effective Practices: Planning, Instruction, and Assessment • EDUC 3053 - Community Building for Effective Classroom Management • EDUC 3054 - Literacy K-6: Instruction and Assessment • EDUC 3056 - Integrating Content and Technology to Enhance Learning • EDUC 4010 - Mathematics K-6: Instruction and Assessment • EDUC 4020 - Science K-6: Instruction and Assessment • EDUC 3055 - Social Studies and the Arts K-6: Instruction and Assessment • EDUC 3051 - Collaboration to Support All Learners

Elective Courses (25 cr.)

Teacher candidates can choose courses from any Walden undergraduate program to take

as electives.

Demonstration Teaching (10 cr.)

• EDUC 4030 - Demonstration Teaching/Seminar: Professional Ethics, Communication, and Collaboration in Elementary Education

Note on Licensure

Walden University is approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing

Standards Board to offer the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education that leads to a

Minnesota Tier 3 license in elementary education (K–6). As part of the program and

licensing requirements, candidates must pass the required exams for Minnesota licensure

adopted by the Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing Standards Board,

undergo a Minnesota background check, and complete any other Minnesota Professional

Educator and Licensing Standards Board requirements beyond completion of Walden's

state-approved teacher preparation program.

Individuals interested in pursuing teacher licensure in states other than Minnesota may

qualify for a comparable license by virtue of completing the Walden Minnesota-approved

teacher preparation program; however, individuals must review their state's teacher

licensing regulations to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular

attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state program completers. Prospective

students seeking to be licensed in states other than Minnesota must research their state

licensure requirements to determine (1) if they are required to complete a state-approved

licensure program, and (2) if there are any other requirements that apply, especially

requirements pertaining to programs provided by out-of-state (except Minnesota) or

online institutions.

Individuals enrolling internationally must be supervised by a teacher with a valid U.S.

state teaching license, in a school that follows a U.S.-based curriculum at the

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appropriate grade level for the license. Prospective students must check that the program

is accepted for teaching credential in the state they intend to apply for licensure.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide general information on state licensure;

however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all

licensure requirements in the state they wish to teach. Walden makes no representation

or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an

individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed

information for the BS in Elementary Education program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs

Walden University offers opportunities for undergraduate students to accelerate time to

the completion of a master's degree. This option, called Accelerate Into Master's (AIM),

allows undergraduate students to complete graduate-level courses, upon approval of their

advisor, that will fulfill the requirements for their undergraduate program as well as

graduate requirements for a future master's program.

When undergraduate students attempt a 5000-level course, they may earn a C in the

graduate-level course but only a grade of B or better will carry over to the graduate

program. Students who receive a C grade will be awarded a grade of C*, which will

permit the grade to be used toward the undergraduate-level requirement but not toward

the master's-level requirement. Students who do not pass their AIM class are not

permitted to continue taking 5000-level courses. Later admission to the master's program

requires that students must repeat that course as a master's student.

Requirements

Walden University offers several opportunities for undergraduate students in certain

programs to accelerate time to completion in certain master's degree programs.

1. Undergraduates can complete no more than 50% of the total courses required for master's degree completion, excluding thesis, practicum, or capstone. (Individual

programs determine specific eligible courses and some programs may limit the

number of courses available.)

2. To be eligible to begin AIM courses, students must: a. Have an overall GPA equal to that required for admission to the associated

master's degree.*BS AIM track students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and have a

transfer GPA of at least 2.5 (if transferring credits).

b. Have completed a minimum of 90 credits and any specific core requirements

associated with their bachelor's program listed below. (Individual programs may

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determine additional prerequisites.) *BS in Psychology AIM track students do not

need to meet this requirement.

c. Be in good financial standing.

d. Not have any incompletes.

3. AIM courses are (5000-level) graduate courses.* a. Tuition for these courses is charged at the undergraduate rate.

b. Courses taken as an undergraduate count as fulfilling undergraduate degree

requirements.

c. Grades for graduate courses taken as an undergraduate are incorporated into the

undergraduate GPA.

4. Students must get a B or better in each course to have that course applied to the master's program.

o Students who do not earn a grade of C or better will not be allowed to take

any more 5000-level courses. Later admission to the master's program

requires that the student must repeat that course as a master's student. *BS

in Psychology AIM track students may retake an AIM course a second

time if they failed the first time; they must earn a grade of C or better the

second time in order to stay in the AIM track program.

5. Students are expected to maintain the undergraduate GPA expected for admission to the associated master's program.

o Falling below this GPA prevents the student from taking any additional

graduate courses as an undergraduate student.

6. Upon completion of the undergraduate program requirements, students should file an Intent to Graduate form.

7. Students who complete these courses successfully are not required to pursue the master's degree and/or may defer enrollment to a future date. Transfer of credit

policies, including those related to expiration, would apply.

Taking AIM courses does not guarantee admission into a master's program. Upon

admission to the master's program, all AIM graduate courses completed with a B or better

are applied to graduate program. The graduate GPA is calculated based only on those

graduate courses taken as a graduate student.

Institutional coursework expires within 10 years unless otherwise notated by the

individual academic unit or program.

Undergraduate students may complete AIM courses to fulfill elective credits, as course

substitutions approved by the program director, or they may elect a second concentration

within their program of study that is designed for AIM completion. Students are

encouraged to consult with academic advising on the most appropriate plan for their

program and academic goals, such as their future master's program and time to

completion.

*Note: Graduate students cannot register for AIM courses.

AIM Program Chart

Master's program Eligible courses

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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Education and Professional Licensure

MS in Early Childhood Studies

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• EDUC 5005 - Foundations:

Early Childhood Studies

• EDUC 5160 - Early Childhood

Development

• EDUC 5161 - Effective

Programs and Practices

• EDUC 5162 - Issues and

Trends in the Early Childhood

Field

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

MS in Instructional Design and Technology

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• EDUC 5105 - Organizations,

Innovation, and Change

• EDUC 5115 - Learning

Theories and Instruction

• EIDT 5100 - Instructional

Design

• EIDT 5110 - Advanced

Instructional Design

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

MS in Health Education and Promotion

Choose up to 4 courses.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• HLTH 5005 - Perspectives on

Health and the Developing

Professional*

• HLTH 5110 - Exploring

Health Education in the 21st

Century♦

• HLTH 5205 - Assessing

Community Needs for Health

Education♦

• HLTH 5412 - Health

Education and Communication

Strategies♦**

*This course MUST be taken first.

**HLTH 5005, HLTH 5110, and

HLTH 5205 must be taken before

HLTH 5412.

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• MMHA 5050 - U.S.

Healthcare Delivery System

• MMHA 5200 - Principles of

Population Health in

Healthcare Administration

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• MMHA 5300 - Law, Ethics,

and Policy in Healthcare

Administration

Students can take no more than two

master's-level courses per term.

Students must complete all general

education and core requirements

before beginning AIM courses.

School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• NURS 5050 - Policy and

Advocacy for Improving

Population Health

• NURS 5051 - Transforming

Nursing and Healthcare

Through Technology

• NURS 5052 - Essentials of

Evidence-Based Practice

Students must be admitted to the RN-

BSN-MSN track to complete these

AIM courses.

College of Management and Technology

School of Information Systems and Technology

MS in Communication

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• COMM 5100 -

Communication Theory in

Practice: Here and Now

• COMM 5110 - Media Effects:

Mass Media in Modern

Society

• COMM 5130 -

Communicating Using Social

and Digital Media

• COMM 5150 - Interpersonal

Communication

School of Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

• WMBA 5020 - Fostering a

Culture of Innovation

• WMBA 5030 - Managing

Business Information Systems

MS in Leadership

General Program

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Students may select any or all of these courses for

the listed specializations.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

Executive Leadership Specialization

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

• WMBA 5020 - Fostering a

Culture of Innovation

MS in Management

Students may select any or all of these courses for

the listed specializations.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

General Program

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

Strategy Specialization

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

• WMBA 5020 - Fostering a

Culture of Innovation

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Public Policy and Administration

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Students may select up to five of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• MMPA 5200 - Introduction to

Public Administration

• MMPA 5405 - Ethics and

Social Justice

• MMPA 5420 - Organizational

Management and Leadership

• MMPA 5431 - Finance and

Budgeting for the Public

Sector

• MMPA 5435 - Human

Resource Management:

Building a Capable

Workforce

• MMPA 5451 - Public Policy

Analysis

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• MMPA 5480 - Applied

Research and Evaluation

Methods

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• MMPP 5280 - Policy and

Politics in American Political

Institutions

• MMPP 5405 - Ethics and

Social Justice

• MMPP 5111 - Leadership and

Organizational Change

MS in Emergency Management

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• MSEM 5364 - Managing

Public Safety Organizations♦

• MSEM 5100 - Critical Issues

in Emergency Management

• MSEM 5480 - Applied

Research and Evaluation

Methods♦

• MSEM 5363 - Public Safety

Issues♦

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Students may select up to five of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• NPMG 5200 - Introduction to

the Nonprofit Sector

• NPMG 5405 - Ethics and

Social Justice

• NPMG 5420 - Organizational

Management and Leadership

• NPMG 5431 - Finance and

Budgeting for the Nonprofit

Sector

• NPMG 5435 - Human

Resource Management:

Building a Capable

Workforce

• NPMG 5480 - Applied

Research and Evaluation

Methods

MS in Criminal Justice

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• CRJS 5137 - The Nature of

Crime and Criminology

• CRJS 5215 - Controversies in

Criminal Justice

• CRJS 5511 - Special

Populations

• CRJS 5217 - Technological

Solutions and 21st-Century

Crime

• CRJS 5203 - Victimology

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MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and

Executive Management

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• CRJS 5137 - The Nature of

Crime and Criminology

• CRJS 5215 - Controversies in

Criminal Justice

School of Psychology

MS in Forensic Psychology

• FPSY 5102 - Intersection of

Crime, Psychology, and the

Law♦

• FPSY 5115 - Understanding

Forensic Psychology Research

• FPSY 5126 - Understanding

Violence, Risk, and Threat

Assessment

• FPSY 5135 - Criminal

Behavior

• FPSY 5720 - Abnormal

Behavior

MS in Psychology

Students may select any or all of these courses for

the listed specializations. Individual course

prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

Applied Psychology

• PSYC 5215 - Lifespan

Development

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5781 - Psychopathology

From a Clinical Perspective

Crisis Management and Response

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

• PSYC 5740 - Disaster, Crisis,

and Trauma

Educational Psychology

• PSYC 5215 - Lifespan

Development

• PSYC 5765 - Educational

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

General Psychology

• PSYC 5215 - Lifespan

Development

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

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• PSYC 5220 - Psychology of

Personality

Health Psychology

• PSYC 5215 - Lifespan

Development

• PSYC 5745 - Health

Psychology

Psychology of Culture

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

Psychology, Public Administration,

and Social Change

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

Social Psychology

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

Terrorism and Security

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5741 - Psychology of

Terrorism

MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O)

Psychology

General Practice

• PSYC 5480 - Psychology of

Organizational Behavior

• PSYC 5214 - Consulting for

Organizational Change♦

• PSYC 5755 - Leadership and

the Process of Change♦

• PSYC 5750 - Leadership

Development♦

Consulting Psychology

• PSYC 5480 - Psychology of

Organizational Behavior

• PSYC 5214 - Consulting for

Organizational Change♦

• PSYC 5755 - Leadership and

the Process of Change♦

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Leadership Development and

Coaching

• PSYC 5480 - Psychology of

Organizational Behavior

• PSYC 5214 - Consulting for

Organizational Change♦

• PSYC 5755 - Leadership and

the Process of Change♦

• PSYC 5751 - Leadership

Coaching: Process and

Practice♦

School of Counseling

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

These courses are open only to students in the BS

in Human Services and BS in Psychology

programs.Students may select any or all of these

courses. Individual course prerequisites apply

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• HUMN 5100 - Introduction to

Mental Health Counseling♦

• HUMN 5722 - Counseling and

Psychotherapy Theories♦

• HUMN 5316 - Techniques of

Counseling♦

• HUMN 5723 - Multicultural

Counseling♦

• PSYC 5102 - Introduction to

Mental Health Counseling♦

• PSYC 5306 - Ethics and Legal

Issues in Counseling

• PSYC 5722 - Counseling and

Psychotherapy Theories♦

• PSYC 5723 - Multicultural

Counseling♦

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services

MS in Human and Social Services

Students may select up to four of these courses.

Individual prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• HUMN 5150 - Helping

Individuals, Organizations,

and Communities

• HUMN 5200 - Cross-Cultural

Ethics in Human Social

Services

• HUMN 5152 - Human

Services Administration

• HUMN 5011 - Interviewing

and Case Management in

Human and Social Services

• HUMN 5205 - Introduction to

the Nonprofit Sector

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Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Undergraduate Minors

Students have the option to select a minor after starting their undergraduate program.

Unlike an undergraduate concentration, a minor must be in a discipline outside the

student's major. Students should verify individual requirements for each minor, including

which programs are ineligible. An undergraduate minor consists of six or more courses

with a minimum of two at the upper level. Students wishing to add a minor to their

program should contact their academic advisor. Students may select a maximum of two

minors.

• Minor in Applied Instructional Design and Technology

• Minor in Business

• Minor in Child Development

• Minor in Communication

• Minor in Criminal Justice

• Minor in Forensic Psychology

• Minor in Healthcare Management

• Minor in Health Promotion and Wellness

• Minor in Health Studies

• Minor in Introductory Design and Technology

• Minor in Political Science and Public Administration

• Minor in Psychology

• Minor in Public Health

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special

Education

Walden's Minnesota state-approved* teacher preparation program with a Master of Arts

in Teaching (MAT) option is designed to prepare candidates to become P–12 classroom

teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of exemplary educators who work in

diverse settings. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is

committed to individuals who seek to become skilled classroom teachers and to providing

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them developmentally appropriate, student-centered learning experiences that build their

students' knowledge and skills.

* Note to all Pennsylvania residents: Walden University's teacher preparation program is

approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board as

leading to licensure. Because this program is not reviewed by the Pennsylvania

Department of Education, candidates are instructed to apply for Pennsylvania

certification as out-of-state graduates of a teacher preparation program.

* Note to all Washington residents: Eligibility for initial educator certification in

Washington is based on completion of a state-approved educator preparation program.

This program is approved in Minnesota and is authorized for field placements in

Washington by the Professional Educators Standards Board. Even though you may be

residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification

in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to

http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/outofstate for more information. Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for

teacher advancement.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, teachers are able to:

1. Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of

subject matter meaningful for students.

2. Understand how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support a child's intellectual, social, and personal development.

3. Understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and performance skills.

4. Plan instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

5. Understand and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the

learner.

6. Be a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the

learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow

professionally.

7. Use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the

classroom.

8. Foster relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

9. Understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

10. Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active

engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

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Specialization

• Special Education (K–Age 21) - Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Completion Requirements

• 46 semester credits

• Core courses (18 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (24 sem. cr.)

• Demonstration teaching (4 sem. cr.)

• Field experience**: a minimum of 105 hours of classroom-based and virtual

experiences in conjunction with coursework; 12 weeks of full-time demonstration

teaching

• MAT courses

• ePortfolio

**Note: In addition to Walden's general technical requirements, access to a scanner is

required so that candidates can electronically submit signed documents verifying their

field experience hours.

Curriculum

The teacher preparation program with a Master of Arts in Teaching is offered on a

semester system. Each specialization has a planned sequence of courses. An ePortfolio

based on the program's identified outcomes must be submitted and approved during the

final course of the program.

Course Sequence

Please see the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

Note on Licensure

Walden University is approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and

Standards Board to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching which leads to Minnesota Tier 3

license in special education (K–21). As part of the program and licensing requirements,

candidates must pass the required exams for Minnesota licensure adopted by the

Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing Standards Board, undergo a Minnesota

background check, and complete any other Minnesota Professional Educator and

Licensing Standards Board requirements beyond completion of Walden's state-approved

teacher preparation program. Candidates are responsible for completing any other

Minnesota requirements beyond Walden's state-approved program, and Minnesota

Department of Education is solely responsible for reviewing applications and issuing

licenses.

Individuals interested in pursuing teacher licensure in states other than Minnesota may

qualify for a comparable license by virtue of completing the Walden Minnesota-approved

teacher preparation program; however, individuals must review their state's teacher

licensing regulations to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular

attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state program completers. Prospective

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students seeking to be licensed in states other than Minnesota must research their state

licensure requirements to determine (1) if they are required to complete a state-approved

licensure program, and (2) if there are any other requirements that apply, especially

requirements pertaining to programs provided by out-of-state (except Minnesota) or

online institutions.

Individuals enrolling internationally must be supervised by a teacher with a valid U.S.

state teaching license, in a school that follows a U.S.-based curriculum at the

appropriate grade level for the license. Prospective students must check that the program

is accepted for teaching credential in the state they intend to apply for licensure.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide general information on state licensure;

however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all

licensure requirements in the state they wish to teach. Walden makes no representation

or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an

individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Teacher Preparation Program With a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Special Education (K–Age 21) - Master of Arts

in Teaching (MAT)

Note on Licensure

For initial licensure or adding endorsements (e.g., new teaching fields) to existing

licenses, individuals are often required to complete a state-approved licensure program.

Walden offers Minnesota state-approved licensure programs in special education,

elementary education, and P–12 principal licensure (EdS).

Prospective students seeking licensure must research their state licensure requirements to

determine (1) if they are required to complete a state-approved licensure program, and (2)

if there are any other requirements that apply, especially requirements pertaining to

programs provided by out-of-state (except Minnesota) or online institutions.

Additionally, not all of Walden's programs include a practicum or cover the grade span of

K–12, which are requirements for obtaining an endorsement in some states.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy).

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it

remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure

requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden

coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or

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endorsement. For additional guidance on licensure issues, please refer to

www.WaldenU.edu/educlicensure.

Curriculum (46 sem. cr.)

Core Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6605 - Teacher as Lifelong Learner and Professional Educator♦ • EDUC 6606 - Today's Classroom and the Diverse Learner♦ • EDUC 6607 - Effective Practices: Assessment, Teaching, and Learning • EDUC 6608 - Classroom Management • EDUC 6649 - Seminar for Professional Educators • EDUC 6688 - Action Research

Specialization Courses (24 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6209 - Collaboration to Support All Learners • EDUC 6626 - Foundations of Special Education • EDUC 6627 - Foundations of Literacy • EDUC 6628 - Individualizing Education Programs for Learners With

Exceptionalities • EDUC 6636 - Characteristics of Learners With Exceptionalities • EDUC 6637 - Literacy Assessment and Intervention to Support Student Learning • EDUC 6638 - Behavior Management to Support Learners With Exceptionalities • EDUC 6639 - Instructional Strategies for Learners With Exceptionalities

Demonstration Teaching (4 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6648 - Demonstration Teaching

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6605 - Teacher as Lifelong Learner and Professional

Educator♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6606 - Today's Classroom and the Diverse Learner♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6627 - Foundations of Literacy 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6626 - Foundations of Special Education 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6628 - Individualizing Education Programs for Learners With

Exceptionalities ties

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6607 - Effective Practices: Assessment, Teaching, and

Learning

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6608 - Classroom Management 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6636 - Characteristics of Learners With Exceptionalities 3 sem.

cr.

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4

EDUC 6637 - Literacy Assessment and Intervention to Support

Student Learning

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6638 - Behavior Management to Support Learners With

Exceptionalities

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6639 - Instructional Strategies for Learners With

Exceptionalities

3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6209 - Collaboration to Support All Learners 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6688 - Action Research 3 sem.

cr.

6

EDUC 6649 - Seminar for Professional Educators 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6648 - Demonstration Teaching 4 sem.

cr.

Note: The Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) does

not offer any courses during the summer that have field experience or demonstration

teaching requirements.

Guidebook

Walden University requires that all candidates in its teacher preparation program with a

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) review the Candidate Guidebook and Field

Experience and Demonstration Teaching Handbook to help them understand the

guidelines and requirements of the program, including transition points and field

experiences.

Candidates can access the Candidate Guidebook and Field Experience and

Demonstration Teaching Handbook in their ePortfolio. Candidates enrolled in the teacher

preparation program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) should refer to the

Candidate Guidebook for complete information on the programs and related policies and

procedures related to them. Candidates should refer to the Field Experience and

Demonstration Teaching Handbook for detailed information regarding the field

experience requirements in the program.

Note on Licensure

Walden University is approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and

Standards Board to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching which leads to Minnesota Tier 3

license in Special Education: Academic and Behavioral Strategist. As part of the

program and licensing requirements, candidates must pass the required exams for

Minnesota licensure adopted by the Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing

Standards Board, undergo a Minnesota background check, and complete any other

Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing Standards Board requirements beyond

completion of Walden's state-approved teacher preparation program.

Individuals interested in a special education licensure in states other than Minnesota may

qualify by virtue of completing a state-approved teacher preparation program; however,

individuals must review their state's regulations to ensure the program meets all

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requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state

program completers. The standards for an academic and behavioral strategist cover a

wide spectrum of disabilities including, autism spectrum disorders, developmental

cognitive disability, emotional or behavioral disorders, other health disorders, and

specific learning disabilities; at the mild/moderate level. Other states may refer to this as

a cross-categorical, generalist, or mild/moderate license.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it

remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure

requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden

coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or

endorsement.

Reading K–12 Endorsement

The Reading K–12 Endorsement program enables licensed teachers to enhance their

knowledge and skills in reading and literacy instruction. Through a graduate-level

curriculum, educators examine reading research, theories, and practices and explore how

and when to use a variety of literary assessments to diagnose reading difficulties.

Educators also gain the ability to design intensive instruction for students with reading

challenges and create highly engaging learning environments that promote literacy

development in all learners. Coursework encourages the use of a wide range of text

structures and genres, including high-quality literary and informational text, digital text,

and electronic resources, and assistive technologies based on the needs and interests of

students as well as literacy learning goals and objectives.

The Reading K–12 Endorsement program also includes field experience activities,

providing ongoing opportunities for educators to apply their new-found knowledge in

real-world elementary, middle, and secondary school settings.

MS in Education With a Specialization in

Reading and Literacy With a Reading K–12

Endorsement

The MS in Education with a specialization in Reading and Literacy with a Reading K–12

Endorsement enables licensed teachers to build their skills in reading and literacy

instruction. Through an exploration of reading research, theories, and practices, educators

gain an understanding of how to diagnose reading difficulties through various

assessments and plan effective reading instruction for all students, including those who

struggle with reading and writing, those from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds,

and those who are academically gifted. Field experience opportunities allow participants

to apply their knowledge in elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals can show their abilities in the

following areas:

1. Literacy Development: Apply reading and writing developmental stages and processes that impact literacy development in order to support student

development.

2. Diverse Literacy Learners: Create a positive and motivational literate environment that contributes to the success of all learners.

3. Literacy Instructional Strategies: Apply a variety of instructional methods and strategies in order to encourage student skill development.

4. Literacy Assessment and Planning: Use formal and informal assessment strategies to determine student literacy needs and develop curriculum and

instruction to meet those needs.

5. Literacy Reflective Practice and Professional Growth: Demonstrate the ability to reflect on choices and actions, and seek out opportunities to grow

professionally.

6. Literacy Leadership and Collaboration: Collaborate with teachers, parents, staff, and others to implement literacy-related initiatives and data-driven decision

making.

Program Requirements

• Reading K–12 Endorsement (19 sem. cr.)

• MS in Education with a specialization in Reading and Literacy with a Reading K–

12 Endorsement (31 sem. cr.)

Curriculum

Courses (19 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6631 - Foundations of Reading: Theory, Research, and Practice♦ • EDUC 6632 - Assessment and Instruction to Promote Literacy Development♦ • EDUC 6633 - Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking in Content Disciplines♦ • EDUC 6634 - Assessment and Intervention for Students With Reading Difficulties♦ • EDUC 6689 - Guiding and Supporting School Literacy Environments • EDUC 6716 - Clinical Experience 1 • EDUC 6717 - Clinical Experience 2 • EDUC 6718 - Clinical Experience 3 • EDUC 6719 - Clinical Experience 4

Optional MS in Education With a Specialization in Reading and

Literacy Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

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Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6631 - Foundations of Reading: Theory, Research, and

Practice♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6632 - Assessment and Instruction to Promote Literacy

Development♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6716 - Clinical Experience 1 1 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6633 - Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking in Content

Disciplines♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6717 - Clinical Experience 2 1 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6634 - Assessment and Intervention for Students With

Reading Difficulties♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6718 - Clinical Experience 3 1 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6689 - Guiding and Supporting School Literacy

Environments

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6719 - Clinical Experience 4 1 sem.

cr.

Optional MS in Education with a specialization in Reading and Literacy Courses

4

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning

Environment♦

3 sem.

cr.

Guidebook

Walden University requires that all participants in its reading K–12 endorsement program

review the Candidate Guidebook to help them understand the guidelines and

requirements of the program, including transition points, state endorsement, and field

experiences.

Participants can access the Candidate Guidebook in their ePortfolio. Participants enrolled

in any of the reading K–12 endorsement programs should refer to the Candidate

Guidebook for complete information on the programs and the policies and procedures

related to them.

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Note on Licensure

Walden is approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing Standards

Board to offer a program leading to the K–12 reading endorsement. Candidates from

Minnesota must pass the required Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam (MTLE) before

Walden can recommend candidates to the Minnesota Professional Educator and

Licensing Standards Board for the reading endorsement. The Minnesota Professional

Educator and Licensing Standards Board is solely responsible for reviewing applications

and issuing endorsements and candidates are responsible for completing any other

Minnesota requirements beyond completion of Walden's state-approved program.

Individuals interested in a reading endorsement in states other than Minnesota may

qualify for the endorsement by virtue of completing a state-approved endorsement

program; however, individuals must review their state's regulations to ensure the

program meets all requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific

to out-of-state program completers. In most cases, candidates do not need to qualify for

the Minnesota endorsement. This program is designed to meet the requirements of the

reading teacher endorsement, and is not approved for endorsement as a reading leader,

reading specialist, etc.

Individuals enrolling internationally must be supervised by a teacher with a valid U.S.

state teaching license, in a school that follows a U.S.-based curriculum at the

appropriate grade level for the endorsement. Prospective students must check that the

program is accepted for an endorsement to their current license in the state they are

currently licensed in.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide general information on state licensure;

however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all

state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that

completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state

licensure or endorsement.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Reading K–12 Endorsement program relating to the types of occupations this

program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students

who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Curriculum,

Instruction, and Assessment

This certificate is designed to give teachers the tools to plan, develop, and implement

quality units and lessons with an emphasis on the important interrelationships between

curriculum, instruction, and assessment. It sets the stage for refocusing and energizing

planning so teachers' classrooms can become a place where students are motivated and

engaged in meaningful learning.

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This certificate also explores how teachers can be effective leaders of learning in their

classrooms. Teachers learn the latest findings in neuroscience and apply a variety of

teaching strategies that promote and foster real learning and achievement.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credit hours

Curriculum

• EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement♦

• EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design for Learning♦ • EDUC 6731 - Assessment for Student Learning♦ • EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design for Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6731 - Assessment for Student Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing

Learning and Achievement♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program relating

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to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood

Administration, Management, and Leadership

Competency-Based Education

In addition to the course-based option described below, students can earn the Graduate

Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, Leadership through Tempo

Learning™, Walden's self-paced, competency-based education option. View the

competencies and professional skills students will achieve to succeed in this program.

Course-Based Program

The Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership certificate program is

designed to prepare educators to effectively manage child care centers or administer

programs for young children. Learners explore the essential components of effective

early childhood programs and develop the practical personnel and business management

skills they need to lead those programs. Coursework covers effective program practices;

budget and resource allocation; and personnel recruitment, evaluation, and management.

Learners also consider and are provided tools to respectfully address the impact of

diversity, culture, and equity issues on early childhood development. Learners can apply

the credits they earn in this certificate program toward Walden's MS in Early Childhood

Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership.

Certificate Requirements

• 15 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ • EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ • EDUC 6166 - Developing People and Leading Teams♦ • EDUC 6167 - Budgeting and Allocating Resources♦ • EDUC 6168 - Planning and Managing Early Childhood Programs♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 EDUC 6166 - Developing People and Leading Teams♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6167 - Budgeting and Allocating Resources♦ 3 sem. cr.

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3 EDUC 6168 - Planning and Managing Early Childhood Programs♦ 3 sem. cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and

Leadership program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to,

completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated

from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood

Advocacy and Public Policy

Through the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy,

educators are furnished the background knowledge and specialized skills they need to

shape public policy and advocate effectively on behalf of young children, their families,

and the field of early childhood studies. Learners explore current research and theories on

child development; the essential components of effective early childhood programs; and

local, state, national, and international perspectives on early childhood infrastructures.

Coursework also examines practical strategies for effecting policy change and public

opinion, including grant writing, coalition building, communications planning, and policy

development. Learners can apply the credits they earn in this certificate program toward

Walden's MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Public

Policy and Advocacy.

Certificate Requirements

• 15 total semester credits

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Curriculum

• EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies • EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ • EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ • EDUC 6765 - Early Childhood Systems♦ • EDUC 6766 - Tools for Policymakers and Advocates♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6765 - Early Childhood Systems♦ 3 sem. cr.

3 EDUC 6766 - Tools for Policymakers and Advocates♦ 3 sem. cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading

and Literacy (Non-Licensure*)

The Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy prepares educators to

provide developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive literacy instruction to P–6

students of diverse abilities and backgrounds. Courses examine assessment methods,

resources, and instructional strategies required to support beginning P–3 readers and

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developing readers in grades 4–6 by using the five pillars of reading as an organizational

framework (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). To

support English-language learners (ELLs), educators examine the second-language

acquisition process, learn to assess literacy proficiency, and select appropriate instruction

materials. Educators learn to assess progress and differentiate instruction for both

struggling and gifted readers. Effective collaboration skills are emphasized throughout

the coursework. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward

Walden's MS in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (P–

6).

*Walden University's Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-

Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in elementary reading and literacy.

Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful

completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will

permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure as an elementary reading and

literacy teacher.

Certificate Requirements

• 15 total semester credits

Curriculum

• READ 6705 - Reading and Literacy Today♦ • READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ • READ 6707 - Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6♦ • READ 6708 - Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms♦ • READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

READ 6705 - Reading and Literacy Today♦ 3 sem.

cr.

READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

READ 6707 - Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6♦ 3 sem.

cr.

READ 6708 - Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

Classrooms♦

3 sem.

cr.

3 READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

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program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Engaging Culturally

Diverse Learners

Today's classrooms serve students and families of great diversity. So it is essential that

teachers develop self-awareness and knowledge with regard to the complex influences of

culture, language, and life experiences and explore the nature of diversity in today's

society and in today's schools.

The courses in this certificate program offer teachers opportunities to explore current

theories, research, and effective practices related to student diversity. Teachers study

ways to meet student needs through models such as the Universal Design by Learning

(UDL) and Differentiated Instruction (DI) as well as how to integrate technology to

customize instruction. Teachers also have hands-on experiences in building a repertoire

of research-based strategies for diverse learning environments. The goal of the certificate

is for teachers to develop an approach that is appropriate for their students.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ • EDUC 6714 - Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology♦ • EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦

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Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6714 - Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through

Technology♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning

Environment♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners program relating to

the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology

in the Classroom

Educators must stay apprised of the latest technologies that support teaching and

learning. This certificate provides teachers with the 21st-century knowledge, strategies,

and skills to create effective and motivating learning environments, while actively

engaging today's technologically savvy students.

The courses in the certificate provide hands-on, practical opportunities to create learner-

centered classrooms using the latest digital technologies. Teachers study ways to meet the

needs of diverse learners by incorporating new technologies into instruction across grade

levels and content areas.

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Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6710 - Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education, Work, and Society♦

• EDUC 6711 - Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and Technology♦ • EDUC 6712 - Supporting Information Literacy and Online Inquiry in the Classroom♦ • EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6710 - Understanding the Impact of Technology on

Education, Work, and Society♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6711 - Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and

Technology♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6712 - Supporting Information Literacy and Online Inquiry in

the Classroom♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology in the Classroom program relating

to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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Graduate Certificate in Mathematics 5-8

This five-course certificate is designed to expand the middle school mathematics

teacher's repertoire of instructional strategies and resources. Using the Common Core

State Standards and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics content and

process standards as a framework, students in these courses explore key topics in a well-

balanced middle school program, including number systems and operations; geometric

thinking and measurement; algebraic reasoning, functions, and equations; and data,

probability, and statistical reasoning. The emphases of the program are the proportional

reasoning and algebraic thinking skills critical to student success in high school

mathematics as well as methods for assessing mathematics skills and knowledge,

addressing misconceptions, and engaging students through mathematical modeling and

multiple representations.

Certificate Requirements

• 15 total semester credits

Curriculum

• MATH 6551 - Understanding Number Systems and Operations♦ • MATH 6552 - Geometric Thinking and Measurement♦ • MATH 6553 - Algebraic Reasoning, Functions, and Equations♦ • MATH 6554 - Data, Probability, and Statistical Reasoning • MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ 3 sem. cr.

MATH 6551 - Understanding Number Systems and Operations♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 MATH 6552 - Geometric Thinking and Measurement♦ 3 sem. cr.

MATH 6553 - Algebraic Reasoning, Functions, and Equations♦ 3 sem. cr.

3 MATH 6554 - Data, Probability, and Statistical Reasoning 3 sem. cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

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requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Grades 5–8 program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Mathematics K-6

This five-course certificate is designed for K–6 teachers who wish to deepen their own

mathematical expertise as they expand their repertoire of instructional strategies and

resources. Using the Common Core State Standards and the National Council of Teachers

of Mathematics content and process standards as a framework, the focus of these courses

is on preparing teachers to assess K–6 students' existing mathematical knowledge and

skills, plan interventions, and engage students. Course topics include practical strategies

for teaching the base ten number system and operations; measurement, data, and

geometric thinking; and rational numbers and proportional reasoning.

Certificate Requirements

• 15 total semester credits

Curriculum

• MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ • MATH 6562 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations: Addition/Subtraction♦ • MATH 6563 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations:

Multiplication/Division♦ • MATH 6564 - Measurement, Data, and Geometric Thinking♦ • MATH 6565 - Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ 3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6562 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations:

Addition/Subtraction♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

MATH 6563 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations:

Multiplication/Division♦

3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6564 - Measurement, Data, and Geometric Thinking♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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3 MATH 6565 - Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportional

Reasoning♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Grades K–6 program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy

K-12

In this certificate program, students can develop the skills and experience needed to

become effective reading and literacy educators, satisfy additional teaching requirements,

or transition to a different focus in their career. Through an exploration of reading

research, theories, and practices, they can gain an understanding of how to diagnose

reading difficulties and assess solutions. The program blends subjects like theory, critical

thinking, and promotion of literacy development. Upon completion of the certificate

program, educators will be better equipped to support their students to apply literacy

skills and effectively connect, interpret, and discern the intricacies of the English

language.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6631 - Foundations of Reading: Theory, Research, and Practice♦ • EDUC 6632 - Assessment and Instruction to Promote Literacy Development♦

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• EDUC 6633 - Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking in Content Disciplines♦ • EDUC 6634 - Assessment and Intervention for Students With Reading Difficulties♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6631 - Foundations of Reading: Theory, Research, and

Practice♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6632 - Assessment and Instruction to Promote Literacy

Development♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6633 - Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking in Content

Disciplines♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6634 - Assessment and Intervention for Students With

Reading Difficulties♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy K-12 program relating to the types

of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median

loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Science, Grades K–8

The Graduate Certificate in Science, Grades K–8 strengthens educators' understanding of

key science concepts and prepares them to transfer that knowledge to the K–8 classroom.

Educators explore the nature and history of science, environmental science, physical

phenomena, ecology, and earth science. Throughout these courses, educators engage

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actively in the scientific process, learning how to apply the tools of scientific inquiry,

discovery, and hypothesis to deepen their own understanding and create engaging K–8

learning experiences. Educators consider emerging trends and issues in science and

science education, including genetic engineering, biotechnologies, climate change, and

the demand for increased science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

instruction. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden's

MS in Education with a specialization in Science (Grades K–8).

Certificate Requirements

• 15 total semester credits

Curriculum

• SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦ • SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World♦ • SCIE 6662 - Investigating the Living World♦ • SCIE 6663 - Exploring the Earth and Beyond♦ • SCIE 6664 - Looking Into the Future of Science and Education♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦ 3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 SCIE 6662 - Investigating the Living World♦ 3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6663 - Exploring the Earth and Beyond♦ 3 sem. cr.

3 SCIE 6664 - Looking Into the Future of Science and Education♦ 3 sem. cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Science, Grades K–8 program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Special Education

The Graduate Certificate in Special Education prepares educators to develop effective

literacy and behavioral interventions, differentiate instruction, and collaborate

successfully to support diverse special needs students. Course topics include: research-

based approaches to monitoring progress and designing and delivering standards-based

instruction in the content areas; methods for identifying reading and writing disabilities

and devising appropriate interventions; and advanced behavior assessment, management,

and intervention practices. Courses emphasize the importance of professional

collaboration in serving special needs students.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6780 - Exploring Leadership, Collaboration, and Consultation♦ • EDUC 6791 - Special Education: Honoring Due Process (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6782 - Supporting Effective Evaluation and Assessment Practices • EDUC 6784 - Adapting Instruction Using Evidence-Based Strategies

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6780 - Exploring Leadership, Collaboration, and

Consultation♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6791 - Special Education: Honoring Due Process

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6782 - Supporting Effective Evaluation and Assessment

Practices

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6784 - Adapting Instruction Using Evidence-Based

Strategies

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

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program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Special Education program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership

This certificate helps teachers establish leadership qualities and build upon existing

expertise while renewing excitement about teaching. The courses address key challenges,

such as the changing educational environment, parent involvement, and raising student

achievement. Teachers study ways to lead with confidence while leveraging the latest

research to guide decisions and mentor others throughout the learning community.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership♦ • EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and

Achievement♦ • EDUC 6655 - Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration With

Colleagues♦ • EDUC 6659 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing

Learning and Achievement♦

3 sem.

cr.

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2

EDUC 6655 - Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and

Collaboration With Colleagues♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6659 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning

Communities♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults in the

Early Childhood Field

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field endeavors to

prepare educators to use their expertise in early childhood education and development to

teach adults who work in a variety of roles, including higher education faculty members,

community trainers, coaches, and mentors. Coursework combines the study of adult

learning theory and instructional strategies with an examination of the latest child

development theories, trends, and effective program practices. Learners can apply the

credits they earn in this certificate program toward Walden's MS in Early Childhood

Studies with a specialization in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field.

Certificate Requirements

• 15 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development

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• EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ • EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ • EDUC 6360 - How Adults Learn♦ • EDUC 6361 - Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6360 - How Adults Learn♦ 3 sem. cr.

3 EDUC 6361 - Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners♦ 3 sem. cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Diversity

in Early Childhood Education

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education seeks

to prepare educators to understand and address the role that diversity—cultural,

socioeconomic, and otherwise—plays in child development and learning. Educators

examine the types and stages of early childhood development with a focus on the role of

cultural and linguistic diversity; essential components of effective early childhood

programs; and the impact of access, equity, and social justice on child development and

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early childhood programming. Educators also study approaches to meeting the needs of

English language learners, children on the autism spectrum, and children with

developmental delays. Coursework explores practical strategies for planning curricula,

teaching and assessing young children, and referring children to appropriate resources.

Learners can apply the credits they earn in this certificate program toward Walden's MS

in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Teaching and Diversity in Early

Childhood Education.

Certificate Requirements

• 15 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development • EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ • EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ • EDUC 6357 - Diversity, Development, and Learning♦ • EDUC 6358 - Strategies for Working With Diverse Children♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6357 - Diversity, Development, and Learning♦ 3 sem. cr.

3 EDUC 6358 - Strategies for Working With Diverse Children♦ 3 sem. cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate,

program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English

Language Learners

This four-course, graduate certificate program provides effective strategies for: teaching

English as a Second Language (ESL); making content accessible to English Language

Learners (ELLs); and creating collaborative, culturally responsive learning

environments. Coursework explores language acquisition theory and research as well as

language-learning programs such as dual language immersion, transitional bilingual

education, and structured English immersion. Participants learn practical methods for

integrating content and literacy objectives to help K–12 students master both subject

matter and English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Courses also introduce

a variety of assessment tools and interpretative techniques for evaluating language

proficiency and guiding instructional approaches.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6726 - Understanding the English Language Learner♦ • EDUC 6727 - Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language♦ • EDUC 6728 - Strategies for Teaching Content to English-Language Learners♦ • EDUC 6729 - Assessment and the English-Language Learner♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6726 - Understanding the English Language Learner♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6727 - Strategies for Teaching English as a Second

Language♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6728 - Strategies for Teaching Content to English-Language

Learners♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6729 - Assessment and the English-Language Learner♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners program relating to

the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

MS in Early Childhood Studies

Competency-Based Learning In addition to the course-based option described below, students can now benefit from

Tempo Learning™ by Walden, a competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies

program. View the MS in Early Childhood Studies Competencies and Professional

Skills students will achieve to succeed in this program.

Course-Based Program

In this program, students gain the knowledge and leadership skills necessary for

emerging roles in the field. The program allows student to deepen their understanding of

child development and learning, and effective programs and practices, as well as explore

current issues and trends. Students will learn to become skillful communicators, team

members, relationship-builders, and collaborators with families, colleagues, and agencies.

Knowledge gained regarding equity and inclusion will help students to become advocates

for social change in the field of early childhood.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Demonstrate deep knowledge of child development, learning, and effective programs and practices.

2. Critically examine issues, trends, and current research.

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3. Understand foundational theories of research and practice evidence-based research and decision making.

4. Have deep knowledge of issues related to equity and inclusion; address inequities and advocate for social change.

5. Be skillful communicators, team members, relationship-builders, and collaborators with family members, colleagues, and agencies related to the field

of early childhood.

6. Be critical and self-reflective of their own values, beliefs, and biases and use this understanding to improve their own work.

Specializations

• Administration, Management, and Leadership

• Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy

• Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field

• Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Degree Requirements

• 30–33 total semester credits, depending on specialization

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (18 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (6–9 sem. cr., depending on specialization)

• Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

Core Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies

Core Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development • EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ • EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ • EDUC 6163 - Building Research Competencies♦ • EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ • EDUC 6165 - Communicating and Collaborating in the Early Childhood Field♦

Specialization Courses (6–9 sem. cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list

on each specialization page.

Capstone Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6990 - Capstone: Practical Application in the Early Childhood Field

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Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see

the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the MS in Early Childhood Studies program relating to the types of occupations this

program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students

who have graduated from this program.

Administration, Management, and Leadership

- MS in Early Childhood Studies

The Administration, Management, and Leadership specialization teaches educators the

competencies they need to successfully administer a child care program or operate a child

care business. Education professionals develop a strong foundation in child development

concepts while building key leadership and business skills. They learn how to develop

curriculum and programmatic content at the administrative level. They gain an

understanding of health, safety, and other state codes and how to ensure that their center

or program is in compliance with those standards. Educators explore strategies for

communicating effectively about a center and its programs with parents, families, and the

larger community.

Degree Requirements

• 33 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (18 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)

• Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses (9 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6166 - Developing People and Leading Teams♦ • EDUC 6167 - Budgeting and Allocating Resources♦ • EDUC 6168 - Planning and Managing Early Childhood Programs♦

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Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ 3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6163 - Building Research Competencies♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6165 - Communicating and Collaborating in the Early

Childhood Field♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6166 - Developing People and Leading Teams♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6167 - Budgeting and Allocating Resources♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6168 - Planning and Managing Early Childhood Programs♦ 3 sem.

cr.

6 EDUC 6990 - Capstone: Practical Application in the Early

Childhood Field

3 sem.

cr.

Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy -

MS in Early Childhood Studies

The Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy specialization allows students to

examine the complexities of the infrastructure of the early childhood field from local,

state, national, and international perspectives. Students will analyze how policies are

formed, the relationship of policies to politics, and the ways funds are allocated. In

addition, students will study grant writing, family and political advocacy, and research

practice.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (18 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.)

• Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

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Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6765 - Early Childhood Systems♦ • EDUC 6766 - Tools for Policymakers and Advocates♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ 3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6163 - Building Research Competencies♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6165 - Communicating and Collaborating in the Early

Childhood Field♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6765 - Early Childhood Systems♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6766 - Tools for Policymakers and Advocates♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6990 - Capstone: Practical Application in the Early

Childhood Field

3 sem.

cr.

Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field -

MS in Early Childhood Studies

Students explore the major theories of adult learning and motivation in order to prepare

for a variety of roles in the early childhood field, such as a higher education faculty

member, community trainer, technical assistance provider, parent educator, mentor,

professional development facilitator, or child development associate trainer. Students will

learn how to plan learning experiences, assess and modify instruction, and incorporate

technology in instruction geared to adult learners.

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6360 - How Adults Learn♦ • EDUC 6361 - Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners♦

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Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ 3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6163 - Building Research Competencies♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6165 - Communicating and Collaborating in the Early

Childhood Field♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6360 - How Adults Learn♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6361 - Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6990 - Capstone: Practical Application in the Early

Childhood Field

3 sem.

cr.

Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood

Education - MS in Early Childhood Studies

This specialization focuses on advancing students' understanding of the ways diversity

affects development and learning in early childhood. Students will study specific special

needs as well as the impact of poverty, stress, violence, and trauma on a child's

development and well-being. This specialization will teach students the practical

strategies and tools required to work with and teach young children. This includes ways

to plan and implement curriculum, create caring and respectful environments, and

improve developmental and learning outcomes for every child.

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6357 - Diversity, Development, and Learning♦ • EDUC 6358 - Strategies for Working With Diverse Children♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

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1

EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦ 3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6163 - Building Research Competencies♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6165 - Communicating and Collaborating in the Early

Childhood Field♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6357 - Diversity, Development, and Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6358 - Strategies for Working With Diverse Children♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6990 - Capstone: Practical Application in the Early

Childhood Field

3 sem.

cr.

MS in Education

Walden's fully online MS in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended

to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program's specializations

teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization

area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and

school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Apply pedagogical and discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support the learning and development of P–12 students.

2. Design learning experiences that incorporate students' strengths by building on prior background and addressing the learning needs of a diverse student

population.

3. Use data-informed practices to design, implement, and assess differentiated instruction within and across disciplines to promote student learning, critical

thinking, and real-world application of knowledge and skills in technology-rich

environments.

4. Apply data-informed assessments to monitor student achievement, guide instructional planning, and ensure continuous improvement.

5. Collaborate with families, communities, and other professionals to promote positive social change.

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See also Learning Outcomes for each specialization.

Specializations

• Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12)

• Accelerated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12)

• Adolescent Literacy and Learning (Non-Licensure*)

• Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation program)

• Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*) (P–6)

• Accelerated Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure*) (Grades P–6)

• Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6)

• Accelerated Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K-6)

• Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12)

• Accelerated Integrating Technology in the Classroom Specialization

• Mathematics (Grades K-6)

• Mathematics (Grades 5-8)

• Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8)

• Science (Grades K–8)

• Special Education (Non-Licensure*) (Grades K–12)

• Accelerated Special Education (Non-Licensure*)(Grades K-12)

• Self-Designed - MS in Education

• STEM Education (Grades K-8)--MS in Education

• Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12)

• Accelerated Teacher Leadership Specialization

• Teaching English-Language Learners (Grades K-12)

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see each

specialization page for more details.

Classroom access is strongly recommended for students enrolled in this master's degree

program. Educators who do not have such access must find a student or group of

students to work with when asked to apply their new knowledge and reflect on the

results. Students without classroom access will not be given alternative assignments.

Curriculum

The MS in Education program is offered on a semester system. Each specialization has a

planned sequence of courses.

Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see

the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the MS in Education program relating to the types of occupations this program may

lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

The only MS in Education specialization offered by Walden that is state-approved as

leading to any educational license or certification is the MS in Education, Educational

Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Program), which has been approved

in Ohio for leading to Building Principal Licensure (grades preK–6, grades 4–9, and

grades 5–12). No other MS in Education specialization will 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.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

(Grades K–12) - MS in Education

This 30-semester-credit specialization is informed by the Middle Childhood Generalist

and Early Adolescent Generalist standards set forth by the National Board for

Professional Teaching Standards and various content area professional societies. The

alignment of curriculum, assessment, and instruction is a complex task but helps to meet

this goal: All children can learn.

Instituting standards inherently levels the playing field, suggesting the same achievement

goals for all students, regardless of socioeconomic conditions, ethnicity, or learning

differences. Specialization content focuses on current thinking about how teachers can

best align their curriculum with state and local content standards. Each course is 8 weeks

in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester. The specialization is

offered in a prescribed online sequence.

Learning Outcomes

The Program Learning Outcomes are aligned with Walden Outcomes.

Walden University's CIA program strives to produce graduates with the knowledge,

skills, and abilities to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to help students learn to respect and appreciate individual and group differences through the use of lessons and behaviors.

2. Use a variety of approaches to help students build knowledge and strengthen understanding.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Core courses (15 sem. cr.)

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• Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ • EDUC 6674 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Students With

Special Needs♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6625 - Habits of Mind: Thinking Skills to Promote Self-Directed Learning♦ • EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and

Achievement♦ • EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design for Learning♦ • EDUC 6731 - Assessment for Student Learning♦ • EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design for Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and

Achievement♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6731 - Assessment for Student Learning♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6674 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for

Students With Special Needs♦

3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6625 - Habits of Mind: Thinking Skills to Promote Self-Directed

Learning♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Accelerated Curriculum, Instruction, and

Assessment (Grades K–12)

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 3 semesters' enrollment

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design for Learning♦ ♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and

Achievement♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6731 - Assessment for Student Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6604 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6734 - Differentiating Instruction for Student Success (Accelerating)

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6735 - Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners

(Accelerating)

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6619 - Including Students With Special Needs: Curriculum,

Instruction, and Assessment (Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

Adolescent Literacy and Learning (Non-

Licensure*) - MS in Education

Given the importance of literacy for future success in school and in life, education

professionals need the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to help adolescent learners

meet the literacy challenges in grades 6–12. This specialization prepares educators to

effectively foster content area literacy and learning, promote disciplinary literacy, support

new literacies and the use of digital technologies, and maximize the potential of all

students to be ready for college and career. Coursework focuses on the application of

research-based instructional and assessment practices to help all adolescent learners

achieve the literacy goals of the Common Core State Standards and other state standards.

Education professionals explore the nature of literacy and learning for adolescents and

apply evidence-based practices to promote adolescent students' reading, writing,

listening, speaking, and learning.

*Walden University's MS in Education program with a specialization in Adolescent

Literacy and Learning (Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in

adolescent literacy and learning. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee,

or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate

credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure

as a literacy and learning teacher.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:

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1. Apply research-based instructional practices to help students in Grades 6–12 achieve Common Core State Standards and other state standards.

2. Evaluate reading and literacy development of all students in Grades 6–12 including linguistically, culturally, and academically diverse learners.

3. Apply literacy assessment data appropriately to inform reading and literacy instruction in Grades 6–12.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Core courses (15 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• READ 6601 - Adolescent Literacy and Learning Today • READ 6602 - Reading to Learn in the Content Areas, Grades 6-12♦ • READ 6604 - Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers♦ • READ 6605 - Adolescent Learners and the Digital Literacy Environment♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem. cr.

READ 6601 - Adolescent Literacy and Learning Today 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem. cr.

READ 6602 - Reading to Learn in the Content Areas, Grades 6-12♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦

3 sem. cr.

READ 6603 - Writing to Learn in the Content Areas Grades 6–12 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem. cr.

READ 6604 - Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers♦ 3 sem. cr.

READ 6605 - Adolescent Learners and the Digital Literacy Environment♦ 3 sem. cr.

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EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem. cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

Educational Leadership and Administration

(Principal Preparation) - MS in Education

This specialization prepares aspiring educational professionals to become licensed

principals and educational leaders in diverse P–12 settings. Grounded in research and

best practices, this scholar-practitioner program integrates coursework with field

experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Courses explore effective

communication, collaboration, and leadership practices; public policies and legal issues

affecting school governance and management; budgeting and resource management; and

human resource practices for hiring, evaluating, and motivating qualified staff. In support

of its focus on student outcomes, the specialization also includes specific coursework on

leading curriculum initiatives to improve literacy and math skills, using data to strengthen

schools, and boosting achievement among English language learners. Participants learn

strategies for creating safe schools, resolving conflict, and administering discipline

effectively. Field experiences integrate learned skills and concepts in school settings

under the mentorship of a licensed and practicing school principal. Principal candidates

must complete a total of 240 hours of field experience at the elementary, middle, and

high school levels. Candidates will complete 160 of those hours at the candidate's

preferred level or level of primary teaching experience, and 40 hours each at the other

levels.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates will be able to:

1. Design and lead initiatives that evaluate and improve instructional programs. 2. Develop, implement, and manage ongoing evaluation and professional

development in teaching and learning.

3. Create strategic plans using a visioning process to be shared and supported by stakeholders.

4. Use data to effectively manage the organization and resources for a safe, secure, and effective learning environment.

5. Communicate and collaborate with external publics to address community interests and diverse needs.

6. Articulate the school’s role within the broader political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context and respond effectively to changes that impact the school

community.

7. Model democratic value systems, ethics, and moral leadership.

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Degree Requirements

• 36 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (27 sem. cr.)

• Field Experience courses (6 sem. cr.)

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6002 - Foundations: Educational Leadership and Administration

Core Courses (27 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6200 - Teaching and Learning for School Leaders • EDUC 6201 - Communication and Collaboration for Leaders • EDUC 6202 - Ensuring Quality Education for Students With Diverse Needs • EDUC 6203 - Policy and Law in School Organizations • EDUC 6204 - Using Data to Strengthen Schools • EDUC 6205 - Budgeting and Allocating Resources • EDUC 6206 - Creating Positive, Safe, and Effective Learning Environments • EDUC 6207 - Leading Curriculum Initiatives: Literacy and Math • EDUC 6208 - Recruiting, Evaluating, and Retaining School Personnel

Field Experience Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6801 - Field Experience • EDUC 6802 - Field Experience • EDUC 6803 - Field Experience • EDUC 6804 - Field Experience • EDUC 6805 - Field Experience • EDUC 6806 - Field Experience

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6002 - Foundations: Educational Leadership and

Administration

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6200 - Teaching and Learning for School Leaders 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6201 - Communication and Collaboration for Leaders 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6202 - Ensuring Quality Education for Students With Diverse

Needs

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6801 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

3 EDUC 6203 - Policy and Law in School Organizations 3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6802 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6204 - Using Data to Strengthen Schools 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6803 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6205 - Budgeting and Allocating Resources 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6804 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6206 - Creating Positive, Safe, and Effective Learning

Environments

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6805 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6207 - Leading Curriculum Initiatives: Literacy and Math 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6806 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6208 - Recruiting, Evaluating, and Retaining School

Personnel

3 sem.

cr.

Handbooks

Walden University requires that all candidates in its principal preparation program review

the Principal Candidate Handbook and Field Experience Handbook to help them

understand the guidelines and requirements of the program.

Candidates can access both handbooks from their ePortfolio. Candidates enrolled in the

principal preparation program should refer to the Principal Candidate Handbook for

complete information on the program and other university policies and procedures related

to the program's specializations. Candidates should refer to the Field Experience

Handbook for detailed information regarding the field experience requirements in the

program.

Note on Administrator Licensure or Certification

Walden University's MS in Education, Educational Leadership and Administration

(Principal Licensure Program) meets the Ohio Board of Regents' standards for graduate

programs and the Ohio State Board of Education's standards for Building Level

Principal Licenses (grades PreK–6, grades 4–9, and grades 5–12). Upon successful

completion of this program, Walden can recommend candidates for principal licensure to

the state of Ohio. Candidates who complete this program may qualify for principal

licensure in many other states; however, individuals must review their state's regulations

to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular attention to any

requirements specific to out-of-state program completers.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it

remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure

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requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden

coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or

endorsement. For additional guidance on licensure issues, please refer to

www.WaldenU.edu/educlicensure.

For Minnesota Residents Only: Students who wish to pursue licensure as an

educational leader who reside in Minnesota are not eligible for admission to the MS in

Education, Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure

Program), but should instead enroll in the EdS – Educational Leadership and

Administration (Principal Licensure Program) that is approved by the MN Board of

School Administrators to meet requirements for eligibility for licensure as a school

principal in Minnesota.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information to students about their program. Please

find detailed information for the M.S. in Education with a specialization in Educational

Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation program) relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Elementary Reading and Literacy (Non-

Licensure*) (P–6) - MS in Education

This 30-semester-credit specialization addresses the technology-oriented literacy

landscape of the 21st century and provides teachers with the latest research and practical

strategies to increase the achievement of all their students, including linguistically,

culturally, and academically diverse learners. Based on International Reading Association

standards, this specialization provides the knowledge and skills teachers need to

confidently manage their classroom literacy programs and to effectively address the

complexities of teaching reading and writing in today's classroom.

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester.

The specialization is offered in a prescribed online sequence.

*Walden University's MS in Education program with a specialization in Elementary

Reading and Literacy (Non-Licensure) (P–6) does not lead to certification or licensure in

elementary reading and literacy. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee,

or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate

credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure

as an elementary reading teacher.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Apply research-based instructional practices to help students in Grades PK–6 achieve Common Core State Standards and other state standards.

2. Evaluate reading and literacy development of all students in Grades PK–6 including linguistically, culturally, and academically diverse learners.

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3. Apply literacy assessment data appropriately to inform reading and literacy instruction in Grades PK–6.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Core courses (15 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• READ 6705 - Reading and Literacy Today♦ • READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ • READ 6707 - Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6♦ • READ 6708 - Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms♦ • READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem. cr.

READ 6705 - Reading and Literacy Today♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem. cr.

READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦

3 sem. cr.

READ 6707 - Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6♦ 3 sem. cr.

READ 6708 - Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms♦ 3 sem. cr.

READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem. cr.

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New students may also choose to participate in the Accelerated Elementary Reading and

Literacy (Non-Licensure*) (Grades P–6) course sequence.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

Accelerated Elementary Reading and Literacy

(Non-Licensure*) (Grades P–6)

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 3 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

• EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ • EDUC 6001 - MSED Resource Toolkit♦ • EDUC 6604 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

(Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ • READ 6705 - Reading and Literacy Today♦ • READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ • READ 6727 - Reading and Literacy Growth, Grades 4-6 (Accelerating)♦ • READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦ • READ 6718 - Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

(Accelerating)♦

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Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6705 - Reading and Literacy Today♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ 3 sem.

cr.

READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6604 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6727 - Reading and Literacy Growth, Grades 4-6 (Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6718 - Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades

K–6) - MS in Education

This specialization, designed for elementary school teachers, focuses on effective

teaching strategies educators can apply to create lessons and hands-on learning

experiences that facilitate reading and math learning. The reading courses in this program

reflect the current technology-oriented literacy landscape and provide techniques for

maximizing literacy learning and achievement. The math courses, which provide

strategies for helping students meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics,

emphasize ways to assess students' math skills, address misconceptions, plan

interventions, and engage students so they become strong mathematical thinkers and

problem-solvers.

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Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Utilize a variety of manipulative materials and emerging technological resources in the grades K-6 classroom to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of

Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards

for Mathematical Practice into teaching and learning.

2. Apply strategies to help students in grades K-6 diagnose misconceptions, solve problems successfully, and develop mathematical habits of mind.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Core courses (12 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ • MATH 6562 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations: Addition/Subtraction♦ • MATH 6563 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations:

Multiplication/Division♦ • READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ • READ 6707 - Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6♦ • READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6562 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations:

Addition/Subtraction♦

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6707 - Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6♦

3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6563 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations:

Multiplication/Division♦

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Accelerated Elementary Reading and

Mathematics (Grades K-6)

Walden University offers an accelerated MS in Education specialization in Elementary

Reading and Mathematics* that allows students to earn their degrees faster and more cost

effectively. In this format, students will:

• Complete four accelerating courses and six traditional courses, all of which are

instructor-led.

• Take two accelerating courses concurrently twice in the course of the program.

• Progress in the program with faculty assessing submitted assignments

approximately every two weeks throughout each accelerating course and weekly

in the traditional courses.

*This accelerated specialization is for new students only.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• ePortfolio

Specialization Curriculum

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Accelerating)♦

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• MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ • EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ • READ 6727 - Reading and Literacy Growth, Grades 4-6 (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ • EDUC 6001 - MSED Resource Toolkit♦ • MATH 6562 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations: Addition/Subtraction♦ • READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ • READ 6609 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Accelerating) • MATH 6663 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations: Multiplication/Division

(Accelerating)

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ 3 sem.

cr.

READ 6706 - Literacy Development P-3♦ 3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6562 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations:

Addition/Subtraction♦

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6727 - Reading and Literacy Growth, Grades 4-6 (Accelerating)♦ 3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6663 - The Base Ten Number System and Operations:

Multiplication/Division (Accelerating)

3 sem.

cr.

READ 6609 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Accelerating) 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

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Integrating Technology in the Classroom

(Grades K–12) - MS in Education

This 30-semester-credit specialization is informed by the standards of the International

Society for Technology in Education. Today's classrooms are increasingly faced with

technologically savvy students, and teachers must utilize 21st-century knowledge and

strategies to create an effective learning environment. This specialization allows teachers

to model various technologies that engage and motivate learners and prepare them to

thrive in a global society.

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester.

The specialization is offered in a prescribed online sequence.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.

2. Effectively use current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Core courses (12 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6710 - Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education, Work, and Society♦

• EDUC 6711 - Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and Technology♦ • EDUC 6712 - Supporting Information Literacy and Online Inquiry in the Classroom♦ • EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦ • EDUC 6714 - Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology♦ • EDUC 6715 - New and Emerging Technologies♦

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Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6710 - Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education, Work,

and Society♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6711 - Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and Technology♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6712 - Supporting Information Literacy and Online Inquiry in the

Classroom♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6714 - Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6715 - New and Emerging Technologies♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

Accelerated Integrating Technology in the

Classroom Specialization

Walden University offers an accelerated MS in Education specialization in Integrating

Technology in the Classroom that allows students to earn their degrees faster and more

cost effectively. In this format, students will:

• Complete four accelerating courses and six traditional courses, all of which are

instructor-led.

• Take two accelerating courses concurrently twice in the course of the program.

• Progress in the program with faculty assessing submitted assignments

approximately every two weeks throughout each accelerating course and weekly

in the traditional courses.

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*This accelerated specialization is for new students only.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• ePortfolio

Specialization Curriculum

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6710 - Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education, Work, and

Society♦ • EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6772 - Supporting Information Literacy and Online Inquiry in the Classroom

(Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ • EDUC 6001 - MSED Resource Toolkit♦ • EDUC 6714 - Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology♦ • EDUC 6771 - Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and Technology (Accelerating) • EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦ • EDUC 6775 - New and Emerging Technologies (Accelerating)

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6710 - Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education, Work,

and Society♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6771 - Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and Technology

(Accelerating)

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6772 - Supporting Information Literacy and Online Inquiry in the

Classroom (Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6714 - Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6775 - New and Emerging Technologies (Accelerating) 3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Mathematics (Grades 5–8) - MS in Education

For elementary and middle school educators interested in focusing on mathematics, this

specialization can increase their knowledge and comprehension of mathematics skills and

theories. Educators study strategies that address the Common Core State Standards for

Mathematics and analyze real-world applications used to improve student achievement in

mathematics. Coursework highlights key lessons covered in middle school mathematics

programs, including number systems and operations; geometric thinking and

measurement; functions and equations; and data, probability, and statistical reasoning.

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester.

The specialization is offered in a prescribed online sequence.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Utilize a variety of manipulative materials, calculators, and other emerging technological resources in the classroom to incorporate the National Council of

Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State

Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice into their teaching.

2. Apply strategies to help students diagnose misconceptions, solve problems successfully, and develop mathematical habits of mind.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Core courses (15 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦

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• EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• MATH 6551 - Understanding Number Systems and Operations♦ • MATH 6552 - Geometric Thinking and Measurement♦ • MATH 6553 - Algebraic Reasoning, Functions, and Equations♦ • MATH 6554 - Data, Probability, and Statistical Reasoning • MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem. cr.

MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem. cr.

MATH 6551 - Understanding Number Systems and Operations♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ 3 sem. cr.

MATH 6552 - Geometric Thinking and Measurement♦ 3 sem. cr.

MATH 6553 - Algebraic Reasoning, Functions, and Equations♦

3 sem. cr.

MATH 6554 - Data, Probability, and Statistical Reasoning

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

3 sem. cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8) - MS in

Education

This specialization provides elementary and middle school educators with strategies for

helping their students meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Coursework offers opportunities for educators to strengthen their own knowledge and

comprehension of math and science. They can apply their new skills to their classroom

curricula to help ensure students gain a strong foundation in mathematics and science. By

focusing on key K–8 science topics, educators will examine techniques to engage their

students with lessons based on the nature and history of science, the scientific tools of

inquiry and unifying themes, the physical world, and the future of science. Focus is also

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placed on math topics such as measurement, data, geometric thinking, understanding

rational numbers, and proportional reasoning.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates will be able to:

1. Utilize a variety of manipulative materials and emerging technological resources in the classroom to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

(NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards for

Mathematical Practice into teaching and learning.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of connections among mathematical concepts and ideas and help students make similar connections.

3. Engage students successfully in developmentally appropriate inquiries that require them to develop concepts and relationships from their observations, data, and

inferences in a scientific manner.

4. Communicate interdisciplinary perspectives to help students understand why science is important.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Core courses (12 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ • MATH 6564 - Measurement, Data, and Geometric Thinking♦ • MATH 6565 - Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning♦ • SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦ • SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World♦ • SCIE 6664 - Looking Into the Future of Science and Education♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem. cr.

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EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World♦

3 sem. cr.

MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ 3 sem. cr.

MATH 6564 - Measurement, Data, and Geometric Thinking♦ 3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6664 - Looking Into the Future of Science and Education♦

3 sem. cr.

MATH 6565 - Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportional

Reasoning♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

3 sem. cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Science (Grades K–8) - MS in Education

This 30-semester-credit specialization is designed to help teachers improve science

content skills and at the same time learn best science teaching practices, such as inquiry

and discovery learning. The program is aligned with standards from the National Board

for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) for the core educational courses and with

standards from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National

Science Education Standards (NSES), which call for inquiry-based learning. The use of

both real and virtual laboratory experiences enables participants to simultaneously learn

content and pedagogy.

Participants engage in scientific investigations to extend their understanding of concepts

and skills, rethink teaching and assessment strategies, and try ideas in their own

classrooms. In essence, the laboratory experiences compose a built-in practicum. The

program, using precepts from the American Academy for the Advancement of Science

Project 2061, delivers a cutting-edge approach to meet the needs of teachers who are

teaching science in grades K-8, allowing them to become competent and comfortable in

delivering high quality science instruction to their students. The program integrates

aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into each science

course.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Convey the major concepts, principles, theories, laws, and interrelationships of biology and supporting fields.

2. Convey the major concepts, principles, theories, laws, and interrelationships of earth and space science and supporting fields.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credit hours

• Core courses (15 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦ • SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World♦ • SCIE 6662 - Investigating the Living World♦ • SCIE 6663 - Exploring the Earth and Beyond♦ • SCIE 6664 - Looking Into the Future of Science and Education♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦

3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦

3 sem. cr.

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SCIE 6662 - Investigating the Living World♦ 3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6664 - Looking Into the Future of Science and Education♦

3 sem. cr.

SCIE 6663 - Exploring the Earth and Beyond♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem. cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Special Education (Non-Licensure*) (Grades K–

12) - MS in Education

This specialization is designed for special education teachers who want to engage in

continuing collegial professional development to meet the diverse educational needs of

individuals with disabilities. Informed by the Council for Exceptional Children Advanced

Content Role standards and the educational outcomes of the Richard W. Riley College of

Education and Leadership at Walden University, this specialization synthesizes the most

current research, including neuroscience, assessment, collaboration, and scientifically

based interventions, so that teachers can determine best practices for their own

classrooms or school districts. Upon completion, participants will contribute to and

promote positive social change in the field of special education.

*Walden University's MS in Education program with a specialization in Special

Education (Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in special

education. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that

successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this

program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure as a special

education teacher.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, the educator professional:

1. Apply current legal and ethical policies and culturally responsive practices to support high quality educational experiences for All students with

exceptionalities.

2. Apply data-informed decision making strategies and evidence-based practices— including assistive technology-- to design, adapt, implement and assess learning

experiences for All students with exceptionalities.

3. Apply evidence-based evaluation and assessment practices to monitor student achievement, guide data-informed instructional planning and transition services,

and promote continuous improvement for All students with exceptionalities.

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4. Demonstrate leadership skills necessary to collaborate with multiple stakeholders to improve instructional programs (e.g., core subjects, literacy, behavioral, social)

for All students at the school and systems levels.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credit hours

• Core courses (12 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6737 - Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language (Accelerating) • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6780 - Exploring Leadership, Collaboration, and Consultation♦ • EDUC 6781 - Special Education: Honoring Due Process • EDUC 6782 - Supporting Effective Evaluation and Assessment Practices • EDUC 6783 - Creating Effective Behavior Interventions • EDUC 6784 - Adapting Instruction Using Evidence-Based Strategies • EDUC 6785 - Implementing Literacy-Based Instructional Interventions

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6780 - Exploring Leadership, Collaboration, and Consultation♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6781 - Special Education: Honoring Due Process 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6737 - Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language

(Accelerating)

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6782 - Supporting Effective Evaluation and Assessment Practices

3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6783 - Creating Effective Behavior Interventions

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6784 - Adapting Instruction Using Evidence-Based Strategies

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6785 - Implementing Literacy-Based Instructional Interventions

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

Accelerated Special Education (Non-

Licensure*)(Grades K-12)

This specialization offers a path to continuing professional achievement. Walden's MS in

Education with a specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure*) (Grades K-12)

synthesizes the most current research in the arenas of neuroscience, assessment, and

scientifically based interventions so that you can determine best practices for student

learning.

*Walden University's MS in Education program with a specialization in Special

Education (Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in special

education. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that

successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this

program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure as a special

education teacher.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credit hours

• Core courses (12 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6737 - Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language (Accelerating) • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

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Specialization Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6780 - Exploring Leadership, Collaboration, and Consultation♦ • EDUC 6791 - Special Education: Honoring Due Process (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6782 - Supporting Effective Evaluation and Assessment Practices • EDUC 6793 - Creating Effective Behavioral Interventions (Accelerating) • EDUC 6001 - MSED Resource Toolkit♦ • EDUC 6784 - Adapting Instruction Using Evidence-Based Strategies • EDUC 6795 - Implementing Literacy-Based Instructional Interventions

(Accelerating)

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6737 - Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language

(Accelerating)

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6791 - Special Education: Honoring Due Process (Accelerating)♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6780 - Exploring Leadership, Collaboration, and Consultation♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6782 - Supporting Effective Evaluation and Assessment Practices 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6793 - Creating Effective Behavioral Interventions (Accelerating) 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6784 - Adapting Instruction Using Evidence-Based Strategies 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6795 - Implementing Literacy-Based Instructional Interventions

(Accelerating)

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Self-Designed - MS in Education

Whether education professionals want to teach in additional subject areas or to gain new

technology and leadership skills, the Self-Designed specialization allows them to

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customize their online degree program with the courses that best prepare them to achieve

their professional goals.

In this specialization, education professionals will complete a set of core education

courses, choose an area of emphasis from 11 content areas, and choose four electives

from more than 60 courses across 16 MS in Education specializations. By personalizing

their studies in this self-designed master's program, educators can expand their teaching

skills and knowledge across multiple content areas and prepare to meet the specific needs

of their students and school.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

o 9 cr. of core curriculum (3 courses)

o 9 cr. of emphasis area (3 courses)

o 12 cr. of electives (4 courses)

Core Courses

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦

OR

• EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Areas of Emphasis

Select an emphasis area from one of 11 content areas listed below. Courses with two

numbers listed include the option to take the accelerating course number which is listed

as the second course number.

Note: A maximum of five accelerating courses can be used to build your unique program

of study. This includes core, area of emphasis, and elective courses.

Adolescent Literacy and Learning

• READ 6602 - Reading to Learn in the Content Areas, Grades 6-12♦ • READ 6605 - Adolescent Learners and the Digital Literacy Environment♦

Curriculum and Instruction K-12

• EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design for Learning♦ • EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦

OR

• EDUC 6734 - Differentiating Instruction for Student Success (Accelerating) • EDUC 6625 - Habits of Mind: Thinking Skills to Promote Self-Directed Learning♦

OR

• EDUC 6735 - Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners (Accelerating)

Elementary Reading and Literacy PreK-6

• READ 6705 - Reading and Literacy Today♦

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• READ 6707 - Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6♦ OR

• READ 6727 - Reading and Literacy Growth, Grades 4-6 (Accelerating)♦ • READ 6709 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms♦

OR

• READ 6609 - Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Accelerating)

Integrating Technology in the Classroom K-12

• EDUC 6710 - Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education, Work, and Society♦

• EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦ • EDUC 6715 - New and Emerging Technologies♦

OR

• EDUC 6775 - New and Emerging Technologies (Accelerating)

Mathematics K-6

• MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ • MATH 6564 - Measurement, Data, and Geometric Thinking♦ • MATH 6565 - Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning♦

Mathematics 5-8

• MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ • MATH 6552 - Geometric Thinking and Measurement♦ • MATH 6554 - Data, Probability, and Statistical Reasoning

Science K-8

• SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦ • SCIE 6662 - Investigating the Living World♦ • SCIE 6663 - Exploring the Earth and Beyond♦

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

• EDUC 6880 - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global Perspective • EDUC 6881 - Grant Writing • EDUC 6715 - New and Emerging Technologies♦

OR

• EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field♦

Special Education K-12 (non-licensure)

• EDUC 6782 - Supporting Effective Evaluation and Assessment Practices • EDUC 6783 - Creating Effective Behavior Interventions

OR

• EDUC 6793 - Creating Effective Behavioral Interventions (Accelerating) • EDUC 6785 - Implementing Literacy-Based Instructional Interventions

OR

• EDUC 6795 - Implementing Literacy-Based Instructional Interventions (Accelerating)

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Teacher Leadership K-12

• EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement♦ OR

• EDUC 6617 - Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6655 - Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration With

Colleagues♦ • EDUC 6659 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities♦

OR

• EDUC 6618 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities (Accelerating)♦

Teaching English Language Learners

• EDUC 6726 - Understanding the English Language Learner♦ • EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦

OR

• EDUC 6734 - Differentiating Instruction for Student Success (Accelerating) • EDUC 6729 - Assessment and the English-Language Learner♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

Elective Course 3 sem.

cr.

Emphasis Area Course 1 3 sem.

cr.

3

Elective Course 3 sem.

cr.

Elective Course 3 sem.

cr.

4

Emphasis Area Course 2 3 sem.

cr.

Emphasis Area Course 3 3 sem.

cr.

5

Elective Course 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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STEM Education (Grades K-8)--MS in

Education

This specialization provides certified educators with teaching strategies and integrated

knowledge to lead and improve STEM education in K–8 classrooms. Students in this 30-

semester-credit program learn to engage diverse student populations in STEM-related

education through interactive learning and relevant curriculum. Specialization courses

focus on techniques for teaching math, science, and technology.

Students have the flexibility to progress through the program at their own pace. After the

first course, students can choose to take one course at a time, or they can take two courses

at once and complete the program in as little as 12 months. Additionally, self-directed

courses offer students flexibility in course deliverable due dates, allowing students to

more easily balance their studies with work and family obligations.

Students who complete this specialization will also receive a 12-credit STEM Education

certificate that is embedded into the program.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Engage students successfully in developmentally appropriate inquiries that require them to develop concepts and relationships from their observations, data, and

inferences in a scientific manner.

2. Develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their

own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own

progress.

3. Utilize a variety of manipulative materials and emerging technological resources in the classroom to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

(NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for

Mathematical Practice into their teaching.

4. Engage in professional discourse about pedagogical models designed to inspire innovative thinking and learn how STEM principles can be used to advocate for

social change.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Core courses (15 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

Core Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦

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• EDUC 6604 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment (Accelerating)♦

• EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ • SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦ • EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦ • SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World♦ • EDUC 6668 - The Effective STEM Scholar-Practitioner

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6602 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

MATH 6561 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ 3 sem.

cr.

SCIE 6660 - The Nature of Science♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6604 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6713 - Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas♦ 3 sem.

cr.

SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6668 - The Effective STEM Scholar-Practitioner 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

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Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12) - MS in

Education

This is a 30-semester-credit specialization designed to help teachers lead with greater

confidence and skill in their classroom and throughout their learning community. Courses

are infused with key leadership concepts, such as teacher mentorship, coaching, and

distributed leadership. This specialization allows teachers to build upon their existing

expertise as teaching professionals with dynamic leadership tools to encourage and

mentor their colleagues, learn more about their own leadership style and its impact on

those around them, and leverage the latest research and theory to guide their decisions

and enhance their leadership capabilities. With the strategies and experiences gained from

this program, teachers can help address such key challenges as parent involvement and

student achievement.

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester.

The program is offered in a prescribed online sequence.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates will be able to:

1. Use diverse instructional strategies. 2. Collaborate with other professionals about instructional policy, curriculum

development, and staff development.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credit hours

• Core courses (18 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (12 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ • EDUC 6674 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Students With

Special Needs♦

Specialization Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership♦ • EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and

Achievement♦

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• EDUC 6655 - Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration With Colleagues♦

• EDUC 6659 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and

Achievement♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6655 - Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration

With Colleagues♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6674 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for

Students With Special Needs♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6659 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ 3 sem.

cr.

New students may also choose to participate in the Accelerated Teacher Leadership

Specialization course sequence.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

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Accelerated Teacher Leadership Specialization

Walden University offers an accelerated MS in Education specialization in Teacher

Leadership* that allows students to earn their degrees faster and more cost effectively. In

this format, students will:

• Complete four accelerating courses and six traditional courses, all of which are

instructor-led.

• Take two accelerating courses concurrently twice in the course of the program.

• Progress in the program with faculty assessing submitted assignments

approximately every two weeks throughout each accelerating course and weekly

in the traditional courses.

*This accelerated specialization is for new students only.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6617 - Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership♦ • EDUC 6604 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

(Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6655 - Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration With

Colleagues♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦ • EDUC 6001 - MSED Resource Toolkit♦ • EDUC 6619 - Including Students With Special Needs: Curriculum, Instruction, and

Assessment (Accelerating)♦ • EDUC 6618 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities

(Accelerating)♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6617 - Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching

(Accelerating)♦ (self-directed)

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6616 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations

(Accelerating)♦ (self-directed)

3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6604 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6655 - Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration

With Colleagues♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6619 - Including Students With Special Needs: Curriculum, Instruction,

and Assessment (Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6618 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities

(Accelerating)♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification 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.

Teaching English-Language Learners (Grades

K–12) - MS in Education

This 30-semester-credit specialization is designed to help educators understand and

support the unique needs of the rapidly growing population of English-language learners

(ELLs) in K–12 classrooms. Informed by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other

Languages (TESOL) standards, this specialization explores the most current research,

models, and practical strategies for working effectively with students whose first

language is not English. Teachers learn how to adapt their instruction and materials to

provide equitable and differentiated learning experiences for ELLs in regular classroom

settings. Methods focus on teaching English as a second language as well as teaching

content to English-language learners. This specialization also addresses ways in which

teachers can enhance collaboration between ELL families and school staff members and

better provide assistance and resources to meet the needs of these students.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates will be able to:

1. Integrate major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the role of culture in language development and academic achievement into planning that

supports student learning.

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2. Integrate major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the role of culture in language development and academic achievement into planning that

supports student learning.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credit hours

• Core courses (18 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (12 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

• Minimum 5 semesters' enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Core Courses (18 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ • EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ • EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦ • EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦ • EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦ • EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

Specialization Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6726 - Understanding the English Language Learner♦ • EDUC 6727 - Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language♦ • EDUC 6728 - Strategies for Teaching Content to English-Language Learners♦ • EDUC 6729 - Assessment and the English-Language Learner♦

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6726 - Understanding the English Language Learner♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6727 - Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6732 - Differentiated Instruction♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6728 - Strategies for Teaching Content to English-Language Learners♦ 3 sem. cr.

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EDUC 6729 - Assessment and the English-Language Learner♦

3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators♦

3 sem. cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Post-Master's Certificate in Curriculum,

Instruction, and Assessment

What aspects contribute to an effective curriculum? In this certificate, educators can

focus on effectively designing, modifying, and evaluating curriculum and assessment

practices using a systems approach. They will be equipped with skills like strategic

planning, curriculum mapping, and program evaluation.

Certificate Courses

• EDDD 8050 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: A Systems Perspective • EDDD 8051 - Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment • EDDD 8052 - Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change • EDDD 8106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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Post-Master's Certificate in Early Childhood

Leadership

This certificate is meant for early childhood educators who want to impact the lives of

their students. Throughout the program, educators will analyze topics including child

development, family partnerships, and leadership. They will examine the quality of early

childhood programs and policies and research strategies to promote positive outcomes.

Certificate Courses

• EDPD 8080 - Child Development in the Critical Early Years♦ • EDPD 8081 - The Language/Literacy Continuum From Birth Through Age 8♦ • EDPD 8082 - Meaningful Learning Experiences in Supportive Environments♦ • EDPD 8083 - Evaluating and Leading Effective Early Childhood Programs

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Policy,

Leadership, and Management (P-20)

In this certificate program, educators gain the skills critical to managing and advancing

change. The focus of the coursework is on political forces that shape the educational

process and emphasize governance structures and their influences. Educators will engage

in emerging theories of leadership and reflect on current challenges as they relate to

education.

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Certificate Courses

• EDPD 8040 - Governance and Politics of Education♦ • EDPD 8042 - Education Law, Policy, and Governance♦ • EDPD 8043 - Policy Development and Implementation • EDPD 8044 - Leadership and Management for Change in Education♦

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management (P-

20) program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion

rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this

program.

Post-Master's Certificate in Educational

Technology

This Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Technology is designed for educators who

want to effectively use digital media to improve learning in a variety of settings. The

program combines theory with project-based courses that explore the latest trends and

issues in educational technology, best practices for integrating technology to facilitate

learning, and the application of instructional design principles across multidevice e-

learning environments. Credits earned in this program may be applied toward Walden's

EdS in Educational Technology program or PhD in Education program with a

specialization in Educational Technology.

Certificate Requirements

• 20 total quarter credit hours

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Certificate Curriculum (20 cr.)

• EDDD 8090 - Trends and Issues in Educational Technology • EDDD 8093 - Leading Change • EDDD 8107 - Designing Instruction for E-Learning

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDDD 8090 - Trends and Issues in Educational Technology 5 cr.

EDDD 8103 - eLearning 5 cr.

2 EDDD 8093 - Leading Change 5 cr.

EDDD 8107 - Designing Instruction for E-Learning 5 cr.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Technology program relating to the types

of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median

loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Post-Master's Certificate in Reading, Literacy,

and Assessment

This certificate program is designed for educators who wish to influence positive growth

in reading and literacy. Educators will gain expertise in the best practices in reading,

literacy and assessment. In this program, they will learn how to promote the success of

diverse learners, and focus on data analysis to support effective literacy programs.

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Certificate Courses

• EDDD 8060 - Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy♦ • EDDD 8102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners • EDDD 8061 - Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs • EDDD 8062 - Collaborative Approach to Literacy Across the Content Areas

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment program relating

to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum,

Instruction, and Assessment

The Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program is

designed for classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, department chairs, directors of

instruction, administrators, and any educator who seeks to influence positive educational

change and improved student achievement through effective curriculum, instruction, and

assessment. Through this program, educators are provided opportunities to develop best

practices in learner-centered curriculum and instructional design and strategies, effective

teaching, program evaluation, student assessment, and teacher professional development.

Scenarios drawn from real life require learners to think critically about ways to drive

innovation and change at the systemic level—including local school districts as well as

regional, state, and federal education agencies—and apply strategies that can effect

measurable improvement in P–12 schools. The critical-thinking skills needed to shape

schools and school systems in order to meet the diverse needs of all students are

emphasized in course projects and activities.

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Learning Outcomes

The EdS CIA Program Learning Outcomes are aligned with Walden Outcomes.

Walden University's CIA program strives to produce graduates with the knowledge,

skills, and abilities to:

1. Support learning for a diverse student population through the use of technology in effectively designed curriculum.

2. Increase skills surrounding program design and evaluation through the use of professional development.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of educational trends/ issues in education to promote social change and make a positive impact in school and community environments.

4. Utilize data-driven learner-centered assessment to promote continuous improvement in learning and teaching.

5. Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including families, school, and community members in order to advocate for student needs.

6. Practice ethically in the profession. 7. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of community service and

citizenship through the integration of content curriculum and instruction with real-

world projects outside of the classroom.

8. Design a scholarly response to address a curriculum, instruction, and assessment problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• 45 total quarter credits

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or

• EDSD 7006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week option)

Research Course (5 cr.)

• RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDSD 7050 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: A Systems Perspective♦ • EDSD 7101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum♦ • EDSD 7102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners♦ • EDSD 7051 - Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment • EDSD 7052 - Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change

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• EDSD 7106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement

Capstone Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or EDSD 7006 -

Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week option) 5 cr.

2 EDSD 7050 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: A Systems

Perspective♦ 5 cr.

3 EDSD 7101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum♦ 5 cr.

4 RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods 5 cr.

5 EDSD 7102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners♦ 5 cr.

6 EDSD 7051 - Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment 5 cr.

7 EDSD 7052 - Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change 5 cr.

8 EDSD 7106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement 5 cr.

9 EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting

Effective Educational Practices 5 cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Education Specialist (EdS) in Early Childhood

Education (Non-Licensure)

Educators prepare to become more effective early childhood leaders and advocate for and

foster positive outcomes for young children and their families in the Education Specialist

(EdS) in Early Childhood Education program. Educators in this program explore the

complex family, cultural, societal, and developmental influences that affect child

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development and learning and critically review current research in the field. They analyze

topics such as child development, family partnerships, content knowledge, assessment,

effective practices, leadership, advocacy, and professionalism. Through case studies and

innovative technology, professionals examine the quality of early childhood programs

and policies, implement strategies to promote positive outcomes for young children, and

evaluate the leadership characteristics necessary to implement effective change.

Coursework in this specialization is designed to reflect the advanced early childhood

professional guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young

Children.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:

1. Apply research-based skills in the areas of child development and learning to evaluate practices and policies.

2. Apply effective leadership practices, including collaboration and advocacy, to promote positive outcomes for young children and families.

3. Apply responsible assessment practices to support healthy development and positive learning outcomes for young children.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness in interactions with children, families, community members, and early childhood professionals.

5. Integrate professional resources, including technology, to create effective solutions to authentic problems in the early childhood field.

6. Apply a variety of perspectives that are knowledgeable, reflective, and critical to promote professional growth and positive social change in the early childhood

field.

7. Design a scholarly response to address an early childhood education problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• 45 total quarter credits

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Curriculum (45 total cr.)

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or

• EDSD 7006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version)

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Research Course (5 cr.)

• RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDSD 7080 - Child Development in the Critical Early Years♦ • EDSD 7081 - The Language/Literacy Continuum From Birth Through Age 8♦ • EDSD 7082 - Meaningful Learning Experiences in Supportive Environments • EDSD 7083 - Assessment Practices to Promote Healthy Development and Learning • EDSD 7084 - Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Programs • EDSD 7085 - Inspired Leadership, Informed Advocacy, and Improved Policy

Capstone (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or EDSD 7006 -

Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version) 5 cr.

2 EDSD 7080 - Child Development in the Critical Early Years♦ 5 cr.

3 EDSD 7081 - The Language/Literacy Continuum From Birth Through

Age 8♦ 5 cr.

4 RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods 5 cr.

5 EDSD 7082 - Meaningful Learning Experiences in Supportive

Environments 5 cr.

6 EDSD 7083 - Assessment Practices to Promote Healthy Development

and Learning 5 cr.

7 EDSD 7084 - Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Programs 5 cr.

8 EDSD 7085 - Inspired Leadership, Informed Advocacy, and Improved

Policy 5 cr.

9 EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting

Effective Educational Practices 5 cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

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for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Early Childhood Education program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational

Administration and Leadership (Non-

Licensure)

The Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Administration and Leadership program is

designed for P–12 administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and

transform their educational organization. Leaders can learn about sustainability in their

settings and how to nurture their schools to become or remain thriving organizations.

Graduates from this EdS program will be able to integrate theory and practice to impact

both their careers and the lives of their students, and they can gain skills to build an

effective collaborative organization and enhance the P–12 student learning environment.

This program does not lead to certification or licensure.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of current literature/ trends in education. 2. Effectively communicate with others (e.g., verbal, non-verbal, written, and

technology-based).

3. Actively participate in addressing the diverse learning needs of students in the school community through collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of effectively managing resources to improve the learning environment.

5. Demonstrate the ability to develop materials that contribute to an effective learning environment to improve learning.

6. Demonstrate the use of technology that can be used to support student learning. 7. Demonstrate the use of technology that can be used to support student learning. 8. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness in interactions with

students, teachers/faculty, staff, stakeholders, and the community to encourage a

diverse learning environment.

9. Demonstrate positive professional dispositions (professional conduct, professional qualities, communication, and collaboration).

10. Promote positive social change in the learning environment. 11. Design a scholarly response to address an educational, administration, and

leadership problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• 45 total quarter credits

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

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• EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Curriculum (45 total cr.)

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or

• EDSD 7006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version)

Research Course (5 cr.)

• RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDSD 7010 - Collaborative Communication for Administrators♦ • EDSD 7011 - School Organizational Dynamics: Policies and Law♦ • EDSD 7012 - Understanding School Budgets and Allocating Resources♦ • EDSD 7044 - Leadership and Management for Change in Education • EDSD 7013 - Creating and Maintaining Safe, Effective, and Positive Learning

Environments • EDSD 7014 - Recruiting and Retaining Effective School Personnel

Capstone (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or EDSD 7006 -

Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version) 5 cr.

2 EDSD 7010 - Collaborative Communication for Administrators♦ 5 cr.

3 EDSD 7011 - School Organizational Dynamics: Policies and Law♦ 5 cr.

4 RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods 5 cr.

5 EDSD 7012 - Understanding School Budgets and Allocating

Resources♦ 5 cr.

6 EDSD 7044 - Leadership and Management for Change in Education 5 cr.

7 EDSD 7013 - Creating and Maintaining Safe, Effective, and Positive

Learning Environments 5 cr.

8 EDSD 7014 - Recruiting and Retaining Effective School Personnel 5 cr.

9 EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting

Effective Educational Practices 5 cr.

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Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-

Licensure) program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to,

completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated

from this program.

Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational

Leadership and Administration (Principal

Preparation) Program

Walden University's Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and

Administration (Principal Preparation) program is approved by the Minnesota Board of

School Administrators as a principal preparation program that leads to P–12 Principal

Licensure in Minnesota, as well as the Ohio Board of Regents as a principal preparation

program that leads to Building Level Principal Licenses (grades PreK–6, grades 4–9, and

grades 5–12). With curriculum aligned to key professional organizations such as the

Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium, the National Policy Board for

Educational Administration, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the Minnesota Board of

School Administrators, principal candidates can expect a learning experience that is

based on established standards by respected organizations.

This program will prepare principal candidates to become exemplary, well-informed

school leaders who can manage complex educational issues, evaluate and improve

instructional programs, develop diverse school personnel, and create a shared strategic

vision, as well as encourage and inspire students, staff, families, and the community to

provide a safe and secure learning environment. This unique, scholar-practitioner

program is grounded in research and provides authentic school leadership experiences

that will lead to the successful development of principal candidates.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates are able to:

1. Lead initiatives that evaluate and improve instructional programs. 2. Effectively manage all personnel and provide ongoing evaluation and professional

development in teaching and learning.

3. Create a strategic plan using a visioning process to be shared and supported by all stakeholders.

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4. Use data to effectively manage the organization and resources for a safe, secure, and effective learning environment.

5. Address community interests and diverse needs through communicating and collaborating with internal and external publics.

6. Articulate the school's role within the broader political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context and respond effectively to changes that impact the school

community.

7. Model democratic value systems, ethics, and moral leadership; support others to grow and develop as caring and informed citizens.

Degree Requirements

• 36 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (27 sem. cr.)

• Field Experience* courses (6 sem. cr.)

• ePortfolio

*Note: In addition to Walden's general technical requirements, access to a scanner is

required so that candidates can electronically submit signed documents verifying their

field experience hours.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 cr.)

• EDUC 7002 - Foundations: Educational Leadership and Administration

Core Courses (27 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 7200 - Teaching and Learning for School Leaders • EDUC 7201 - Communication and Collaboration for Leaders • EDUC 7202 - Ensuring Quality Education for Students With Diverse Needs • EDUC 7203 - Policy and Law in School Organizations • EDUC 7204 - Using Data to Strengthen Schools • EDUC 7205 - Budgeting and Allocating Resources • EDUC 7206 - Creating Positive, Safe, and Effective Learning Environments • EDUC 7207 - Leading Curriculum Initiatives: Literacy and Math • EDUC 7208 - Recruiting, Evaluating, and Retaining School Personnel

Field Experience Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 7801 - Field Experience • EDUC 7802 - Field Experience • EDUC 7803 - Field Experience • EDUC 7804 - Field Experience • EDUC 7805 - Field Experience • EDUC 7806 - Field Experience

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Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 7002 - Foundations: Educational Leadership and

Administration

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7200 - Teaching and Learning for School Leaders 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 7201 - Communication and Collaboration for Leaders 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7202 - Ensuring Quality Education for Students With Diverse

Needs

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7801 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 7203 - Policy and Law in School Organizations 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7802 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7204 - Using Data to Strengthen Schools 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7803 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 7205 - Budgeting and Allocating Resources 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7804 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7206 - Creating Positive, Safe, and Effective Learning

Environments

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7805 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 7207 - Leading Curriculum Initiatives: Literacy and Math 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7806 - Field Experience 1 sem.

cr.

EDUC 7208 - Recruiting, Evaluating, and Retaining School

Personnel

3 sem.

cr.

Handbooks

Walden University requires that all candidates in its principal preparation program review

the Candidate Handbook and the Field Experience Handbook in order to help them

understand the guidelines and requirements of the program.

Candidates can access both handbooks (PDF) from their ePortfolio. Candidates enrolled

in the principal preparation program should refer to the Candidate Handbook for

complete information on the program and other university policies and procedures related

to the program's specializations. Candidates should refer to the Field Experience

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Handbook for detailed information regarding the field experience requirements in the

program.

Note on Licensure

The Walden University EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration program is

approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators to recommend graduates of

this program for licensure as principals in Minnesota (for candidates meeting all

Minnesota requirements) and by the Ohio Board of Regents (for candidates meeting all

Ohio requirements). Candidates must select if they wish to pursue Minnesota or Ohio

licensure requirements before the end of their first course in the program. However,

before Walden can recommend a candidate for licensure, he or she must successfully

complete all components of this program, pass the required state testing requirements,

and ensure the proper background checks are current with the state licensing agency.

Individuals interested in becoming licensed as a principal in states other than Minnesota

and Ohio, may qualify for a comparable license by completing Walden's state-approved

educational leadership program; however, individuals must review their state licensure

requirements to ensure that completing the Walden principal preparation program will

meet the requirements specific to out-of-state program completers. Some states have a

separate application and process for someone completing an out-of-state approved

preparation program, which should be followed. Prospective students must research their

state licensure requirements to determine (1) if they are required to complete a state-

approved licensure program, (2) if they need to obtain a license from the state where the

program has been approved (MN or OH) prior to applying in the state they intend to

work, and (3) any additional requirements the student will need to complete prior to their

state granting the license.

Individuals enrolling internationally must be supervised by an administrator with a valid

U.S. state administrator license, in a school that follows a U.S.-based curriculum at the

appropriate grade levels. Prospective students must check that the program is accepted

for an administrator credential in the state they intend to apply for licensure.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide general information on state licensure;

however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all

state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that

completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state

licensure or endorsement.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration

(Principal Preparation) Program relating to the types of occupations this program may

lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program.

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Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational

Technology

The Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology program is designed for K–12

educational leaders who want to initiate and bring about change at the district level. By

integrating the latest technologies and instructional design principles, educators in this

program are prepared to develop and lead technology-supported solutions to learning

challenges in the K–12 classroom.

With program outcomes informed by Association for Educational Communications and

Technology (AECT) standards, educators in this program are prepared to conduct

research on local problems in a rapidly changing field. The EdS in Educational

Technology program features an embedded post-master's certificate to advance educators'

careers quickly and affordably.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:

1. Effect positive social change through the use of integrative, innovative technology in the workplace.

2. Apply innovative technological solutions to learning challenges. 3. Demonstrate the skills needed to work within a learning community of people,

technologies, resources, and professional associations.

4. Develop innovative intervention plans based on the analysis of educational technology needs.

5. Approach issues in educational technology using sound principles of digital and information literacy.

6. Evaluate research in educational technology that is relevant to resolving local or workplace problems.

7. Practice ethically in the profession. 8. Communicate ideas to audiences using effective oral, written, and digital formats. 9. Address diversity/multiculturalism through the use of educational technology in

designing instruction.

10. Design a scholarly response to address an educational technology problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

Curriculum (45 total cr.)

• 45 total quarter credits

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)

• ePortfolio

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Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or

• EDSD 7006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Research Course (5 cr.)

• RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDSD 7090 - Trends and Issues in Educational Technology♦ • EDSD 7091 - Creating Digital Media♦ • EDSD 7092 - Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning Technologies♦ • EDSD 7103 - eLearning • EDSD 7093 - Leading Change • EDSD 7107 - Designing Instruction for eLearning

Capstone (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or EDSD 7006 -

Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version) 5 cr.

2 EDSD 7090 - Trends and Issues in Educational Technology♦ 5 cr.

3 EDSD 7091 - Creating Digital Media♦ 5 cr.

4 RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods 5 cr.

5 EDSD 7092 - Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning

Technologies♦ 5 cr.

6 EDSD 7103 - eLearning 5 cr.

7 EDSD 7093 - Leading Change 5 cr.

8 EDSD 7107 - Designing Instruction for eLearning 5 cr.

9 EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting

Effective Educational Practices 5 cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Education Specialist (EdS) in Learning,

Instruction, and Innovation

The EdS in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation program is for classroom teachers,

instructional coordinators, and any educators who wants to enhance their effectiveness

through new and creative approaches to curriculum, assessment, and technology

integration. Educators explore creative approaches to learning that integrates technology

with the needs of learners in a global community in the program's advanced graduate

coursework.

Through this education specialist program, educators gain the perspectives, knowledge,

and expertise to develop and implement out-of-the-box solutions and innovative

experiences grounded in authentic learning. Graduates of the program are prepared to

foster a culture of innovation in their educational environment as a classroom teacher or

school leader.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:

1. Create innovative instruction, curriculum, and assessment grounded in theory and previous research.

2. Create innovative solutions to learning challenges. 3. Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. 4. Analyze instructional needs to develop innovative intervention plans for learning. 5. Evaluate problems and issues in learning, instruction, and innovation. 6. Ground decisions based on research in learning, instruction, and innovation. 7. Participate in the profession ethically. 8. Support global diversity and multiculturalism through the use of innovative

curriculum and assessment in designing instruction.

9. Utilize research to create innovative instruction, curriculum, and assessment to effect social change in the workplace.

Degree Requirements

• 45 total quarter credits

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)

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• ePortfolio

Curriculum (45 total cr.)

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDSD 7006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version)

Research Course (5 cr.)

• RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDSD 7092 - Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning Technologies♦ • EDSD 7093 - Leading Change • EDSD 7101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum♦

Capstone Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education OR EDSD 7006 -

Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version) 5 cr.

2 EDSD 7092 - Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning

Technologies♦ 5 cr.

3 EDSD 7410 - Creativity and Innovation 5 cr.

4 RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods 5 cr.

5 EDSD 7411 - Authentic Assessment 5 cr.

6 EDSD 7093 - Leading Change 5 cr.

7 EDSD 7107 - Designing Instruction for eLearning 5 cr.

8 EDSD 7412 - Innovative Curriculum 5 cr.

9 EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting

Effective Educational Practices 5 cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Early Childhood Education program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Education Specialist (EdS) in Reading, Literacy,

and Assessment (Non-Licensure*)

The Education Specialist (EdS) in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment program is

designed for any educator who wishes to influence positive growth in reading and

literacy and gain expertise in best practices regarding reading, literacy, curriculum design

and instruction, teacher professional development, and program evaluation and

assessment. Education professionals can develop skills and study strategies that can

improve reading and curriculum outcomes across the educational system, including

classroom instruction, program design, policy implementation, and critical thinking. In

this EdS program, education professionals explore sociopolitical, cultural, and economic

influences on literacy; curriculum, assessment, and instruction for diverse learners;

changing definitions of literacy; best practices in literacy; and program design and

evaluation. This specialization is designed for classroom teachers, lead teachers, reading

specialists, literacy coaches, department chairs, curriculum specialists, and any instructor

who desires to gain a deeper understanding of reading and literacy practices.

*Walden University's Education Specialist (EdS) in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment

(Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in reading, literacy, and

assessment. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that

successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this

program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure as a reading,

literacy, and assessment teacher.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Interpret the components of reading curriculum in the 21st century including influences from the sociopolitical landscape, social media, technological

innovations, family and community involvement, and influences from applicable

education standards.

2. Establish a plan to gain stakeholder support for improvement of curriculum and literacy programming at the systems level by drawing on professional reading and

curriculum standards.

3. Explain the challenges faced in improving teaching and learning in literacy curriculum across all content areas including prior student learning, language,

culture, family, and community values.

4. Utilize information about literacy assessments used at the national, state, and local levels to assess literacy curriculum.

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5. Demonstrate the ability to create literacy programs that enhance student learning and support professional development for teachers.

6. Integrate concepts of positive social change in leadership, assessment, professional development, literacy curriculum, and literacy instruction activities.

7. Practice ethically in the profession. 8. Design a scholarly response to address a reading, literacy, and assessment

problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• 45 total quarter credits

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Curriculum (45 total cr.)

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or

• EDSD 7006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week option)

Research Course (5 cr.)

• RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDSD 7060 - Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy • EDSD 7101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum♦ • EDSD 7102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners♦ • EDSD 7061 - Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs • EDSD 7062 - A Collaborative Approach to Literacy Across the Content Areas • EDSD 7106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement

Capstone (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or EDSD 7006 -

Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week option) 5 cr.

2 EDSD 7060 - Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy 5 cr.

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3 EDSD 7101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum♦ 5 cr.

4 RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods 5 cr.

5 EDSD 7102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners♦ 5 cr.

6 EDSD 7061 - Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective

Literacy Programs 5 cr.

7 EDSD 7062 - A Collaborative Approach to Literacy Across the

Content Areas 5 cr.

8 EDSD 7106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement 5 cr.

9 EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting

Effective Educational Practices 5 cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment program relating

to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education

(Non-Licensure)

In the Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education program, education professionals

prepare for leadership roles in school districts, communities, and the profession as a

whole. Educators in this program will deepen their understanding of the critical trends

and issues impacting special education today. They will learn how to collaborate

effectively with families and school staff to enhance special education practice. Learners

engage in real-world case studies that require collaborative problem solving and the

implementation of research-based strategies.

This EdS curriculum is informed by the Council for Exceptional Children's Advanced

Preparation Standards. Key issues in the field of special education, such as leadership and

policy, program development and assessment, collaboration, and ethical practice, are

emphasized. Educators culminate the program with a capstone project that focuses on a

real-world problem of practice in special education.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

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1. Follow policies surrounding ethical and legal practices that support high quality education for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral, emotional, and

cultural learning needs.

2. Apply valid, research-based assessment measures to facilitate learning and behavioral interventions for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral,

emotional, and cultural learning needs.

3. Evaluate special education programs, including the integration of related services (e.g., assistive technology, behavioral intervention, transition, inclusion), for

individuals with exceptionalities based upon an understanding of individual

differences.

4. Distinguish research-based strategies used to improve data decision making, supports, and services for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral,

emotional, and cultural learning needs.

5. Support the continuous improvement of education programs/supports/services for individuals with exceptionalities.

6. Effectively communicate with stakeholders to improve outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities and their families.

7. Design a scholarly response to address a special education problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• 45 total quarter credits

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• EdS Capstone Project (5 cr.)

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or

• EDSD 7006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week option)

Research Course (5 cr.)

• RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDSD 7070 - Special Education: Exploring Theory and Practice♦ • EDSD 7071 - Leading Change in Special Education: Advocacy, Policy, and Law♦ • EDSD 7072 - Research Methodology for Special Education • EDSD 7073 - Designing Specialized Instruction for Diverse Learners • EDSD 7074 - Implementing Effective School-Wide Intervention Models • EDSD 7075 - Sustaining and Supporting Effective Practices in Special Education

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Capstone (5 cr.)

• EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 EDSD 7002 - Leading the Future of Education or EDSD 7006 -

Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week option) 5 cr.

2 EDSD 7070 - Special Education: Exploring Theory and Practice♦ 5 cr.

3 EDSD 7071 - Leading Change in Special Education: Advocacy,

Policy, and Law♦ 5 cr.

4 RSCH 7110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods 5 cr.

5 EDSD 7072 - Research Methodology for Special Education 5 cr.

6 EDSD 7073 - Designing Specialized Instruction for Diverse Learners 5 cr.

7 EDSD 7074 - Implementing Effective School-Wide Intervention

Models 5 cr.

8 EDSD 7075 - Sustaining and Supporting Effective Practices in Special

Education 5 cr.

9 EDSD 7900 - EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting

Effective Educational Practices 5 cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Doctor of Education (EdD)--School of

Education and Professional Licensure

Walden's EdD programs are designed for educators who want to continue their practice

while assuming influential roles in their schools and communities. The programs are built

upon five critical components: teaching and lifelong learning, research and reflective

analytical thought, leadership and communication, diversity, and collaborative social

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change. These critical components are the basis for the programs' learning outcomes, as

students develop expertise in various areas, promoting equity and excellence.

Find out about the Walden recipient of the Frank Dilley Award.

Learning Outcomes

The Learning Outcomes are listed on each specialization page.

Specializations

Changing specializations may increase a student's expected time-to-degree completion

and cost.

• Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EdD)

• Early Childhood Education (EdD)

• Educational Administration and Leadership (EdD)

• Educational Technology (EdD)

• Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure)--EdD

• Special Education (EdD)

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Study

o Doctoral support courses (4 cr.)

o Completing the Prospectus (2 cr.)

o Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four

terms, taken until completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list

on each specialization page.

Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see

the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

Academic Residencies

The EdD required residency must be completed face-to-face by the end of Term 3,

regardless of specialization. Optional EdD Advanced residencies (face-to-face or virtual)

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and optional EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreats are also available later in the

program.

Doctoral Writing Assessement

Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 or later will

complete the university's required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis.

Designed to evaluate incoming doctoral students' writing skills, this assessment aims to

help prepare incoming doctoral students to meet the university's expectations for writing

at the doctoral level. For more information, click here.

In It Together: Balancing School and Life

At Walden, we understand that you likely work full time and may care for children or

other family members. Explore support services designed to help you balance family

commitments with your work and school responsibilities. We're all in it together.

8-Year Maximum Timeframe

Students have 8 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements

[http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=155&navoid=51147]. Students may

petition to extend the 8-year maximum timeframe, but an extension is not guaranteed.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed

information for the Doctor of Education (EdD) program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EdD)

The Doctor of Education (EdD) specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and

Assessment is designed for educators aspiring to be curriculum experts who can make an

impact in any educational system. Education professionals gain expertise in the latest

research and best practices in learner-centered curriculum and instructional design,

instructional strategies, effective teaching, program evaluation, student assessment, and

teacher professional development. Using scenarios drawn from real life, students think

critically about ways to drive innovation and change at the systemic level—including the

local school district and regional, state, and federal education agencies—and apply

strategies that can effect measurable improvement in P–12 schools. The critical-thinking

and research skills educators need to shape schools and school systems to meet diverse

student needs are emphasized through course projects and activities.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Enhance learning for a diverse student population through the use of technology in effectively designed curriculum.

2. Effectively engage in professional development in order to increase skills surrounding program design and evaluation.

3. Assess educational trends/issues in education to promote social change and make a positive impact in school and community environments.

4. Design data-driven learner-centered assessment to promote continuous improvement in learning and teaching.

5. Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including families, school, and community members in order to advocate for student needs.

6. Practice ethically in the profession. 7. Promote the importance of community service and citizenship through the

integration of content curriculum and instruction with real-world projects outside

of the classroom.

8. Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Study

o Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

o Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four

terms; taken continuously until completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDDD 8050 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: A Systems Perspective • EDDD 8101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum • EDDD 8102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners

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• EDDD 8051 - Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment • EDDD 8052 - Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change • EDDD 8106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement

Residency Requirements

• Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term 7

or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during

EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Completing the Doctoral Capstone

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2) • EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone (minimum of 20 cr. until

completion)

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Capstone with final Chief Academic

Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral capstone, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR EDDD

8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version) 5 cr.

Complete the EdD residency face-to-face by the end of

Term 3.

2

EDDD 8050 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: A

Systems Perspective 5 cr.

EDDD 8101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum 5 cr.

3 RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 5 cr.

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EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success

(Companion 1) 2 cr.

4 EDDD 8102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

5

EDDD 8051 - Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment 5 cr.

EDDD 8052 - Curriculum Design to Promote Social

Change 5 cr.

6

EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research

(Companion 2) 2 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-

face or virtual in Term 7 or later, including if you are

enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

7

EDDD 8106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous

Improvement 5 cr.

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus 2 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive

retreat face-to-face during EDDD 8990. Contact Academic

Advising to register.

8+ EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone* 5 cr. per term

until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Capstone with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

To complete a doctoral capstone, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

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requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Early Childhood Education (EdD)

Families, professionals, programs, and agencies that influence every aspect of children's

lives from prenatal development through age 8 are brought together in the early

childhood field. In this specialization, early childhood education professionals are

prepared to foster positive outcomes for young children and their families in a variety of

career roles. Through their coursework, educators explore the complex family, cultural,

societal, and developmental influences that affect child development and learning.

Education professionals critically review current research in the field on topics such as

child development, family partnerships, content knowledge, assessment, effective

practices, leadership, advocacy, and professionalism. Using case studies drawn from the

real world and innovative technology, educators also examine the quality of early

childhood programs and policies, implement strategies to promote positive outcomes for

young children, and evaluate the leadership characteristics necessary to implement

effective change.

The advanced early childhood professional guidelines set forth by the National

Association for the Education of Young Children are reflected in the coursework for this

specialization. In the individual dissertation process, educators are allowed to pursue

original research in an effort to effect positive social change for children, families, and

the early childhood field.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Evaluate practices/programs/policies in the areas of child development and learning.

2. Engage in effective leadership practices, including collaboration and advocacy, to promote positive outcomes for young children and families.

3. Evaluate responsible assessment practices to support healthy development and positive learning outcomes for young children.

4. Demonstrate cultural responsiveness in interactions with children, families, community members, and early childhood professionals.

5. Create effective solutions to authentic problems in the early childhood field by integrating professional resources, including technology.

6. Synthesize a variety of perspectives that are knowledgeable, reflective, and critical to promote professional growth and positive social change in the early

childhood field.

7. Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

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• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Study

o Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

o Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term; taken continuously

until completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDDD 8080 - Child Development in the Critical Early Years♦ • EDDD 8081 - The Language/Literacy Continuum From Birth Through Age 8 • EDDD 8082 - Meaningful Learning Experiences in Supportive Environments • EDDD 8083 - Assessment Practices to Promote Healthy Development and Learning • EDDD 8084 - Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Programs • EDDD 8085 - Inspired Leadership, Informed Advocacy, and Improved Policy

Residency Requirements

• Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term

7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during

EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2) • EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term for a

minimum of 20 cr. until completion)

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone

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Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic

Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-

week version)

5 cr.

EDDD 8080 - Child Development in the Critical

Early Years♦ 5 cr.

Complete the EdD residency face-to-face by the end

of Term 3.

2

EDDD 8081 - The Language/Literacy Continuum

From Birth Through Age 8 5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

3

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success

(Companion 1) 2 cr.

EDDD 8082 - Meaningful Learning Experiences in

Supportive Environments 5 cr.

4

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8083 - Assessment Practices to Promote

Healthy Development and Learning 5 cr.

5

EDDD 8084 - Evaluating and Supporting Early

Childhood Programs 5 cr.

EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research (Companion 2) 2 cr.

6

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8085 - Inspired Leadership, Informed

Advocacy, and Improved Policy 5 cr.

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Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency

face-to-face or virtual in Term 7 or later, including if

you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

7+

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus 2 cr.

EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms

until completion

Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study

Intensive retreat face-to-face during EDDD 8990.

Contact Academic Advising to register.

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Capstone with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

To complete a doctoral capstone, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements

Educational Administration and Leadership

(EdD)

This specialization is designed for P–12 teachers and administrators who want to increase

their ability to influence and transform their educational organization. Students learn

about sustainability in their particular setting and how to nurture their school to become

or remain a thriving organization. They also gain the skills to build an effective,

collaborative organization and enhance the P–12 student learning environment. Graduates

of this program will be able to integrate theory and practice to positively impact their

careers and the lives of their students. (This program does not lead to certification or

licensure.)

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Educational Administration and Leadership for

Administrators (EdD)

The purpose of Walden's EdD in the Educational Administration and Leadership for

Administrators program is to prepare skilled scholar practitioners to lead organizations in

solving complex problems of practice. This specialization is designed for students who

have previously completed a university based principal preparation program, have

certification or are eligible for principal certification, and have a minimum of 3 years'

leadership experience. The focus of the capstone will be on problem solving. Students

will complete case study dissertations in program evaluation, program implementation,

curricular change or development, or policy analysis. These students will focus on a

partnership between the student and the district, regional service center, state entity or

appropriate professional organization. (This program does not lead to certification or

licensure.)

Educational Technology (EdD)

The EdD with a specialization in Educational Technology is designed for K–12

educational leaders who want to bring about change at the district, regional, state, and

federal levels. By integrating the latest technologies and instructional design principles,

educators in this program can prepare to develop and lead technology-supported solutions

to learning challenges in the K–12 classroom.

With program outcomes informed by Association for Educational Communications and

Technology (AECT) standards, an embedded post-master's certificate that can be earned

upon completion of seven quarters is included in this EdD program.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Effect positive social change through the use of integrative, innovative technology in the workplace.

2. Create innovative technological solutions to learning challenges. 3. Demonstrate the skills needed to develop a learning community of people,

technologies, resources, and professional associations .

4. Develop innovative intervention plans from a leadership perspective based on the analysis of educational technology needs.

5. Evaluate issues in educational technology using sound principles of digital and information literacy.

6. Demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct research in educational technology that is grounded in theory and addresses a local educational problem.

7. Practice ethically in the profession. 8. Effectively communicate ideas to multiple audiences using effective oral, written,

and digital formats.

9. Support diversity/multiculturalism through the use of educational technology in designing instruction.

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10. Design a scholarly response to address an educational technology problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

o Doctoral Capstone course (5 cr. per term; taken continuously until

completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDDD 8090 - Trends and Issues in Educational Technology • EDDD 8091 - Creating Digital Media • EDDD 8092 - Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning Technologies • EDDD 8103 - eLearning • EDDD 8093 - Leading Change • EDDD 8107 - Designing Instruction for eLearning

Residency Requirements

• Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term

7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during

EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

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Completion of the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term;

taken continuously until completion)

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2) • EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

Doctoral Capstone Course (taken for a minimum of 20 cr. until

completion)

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Capstone with final Chief Academic

Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral capstone, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-

week version)

5 cr.

Complete the EdD residency face-to-face by the end

of Term 3.

2

EDDD 8090 - Trends and Issues in Educational

Technology 5 cr.

EDDD 8091 - Creating Digital Media 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success

(Companion 1) 2 cr.

4

EDDD 8092 - Innovations and the Diffusion of

Learning Technologies 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

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5 EDDD 8103 - eLearning 5 cr.

EDDD 8093 - Leading Change 5 cr.

6

EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research (Companion 2) 2 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency

face-to-face or virtual in Term 7 or later, including if

you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

7+ EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms

until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Capstone with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

To complete a doctoral capstone, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-

Licensure)--EdD

The Reading, Literacy, and Assessment specialization is for educators who wish to

influence growth in reading and literacy and gain expertise in the latest research and best

practices in reading, literacy, curriculum design and instruction, teacher professional

development, and program evaluation and assessment. Educators develop skills and

strategies that can improve reading and curriculum outcomes across the educational

system, including classroom instruction, program design, policy implementation, critical

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thinking, and research skill development. In their coursework, education professionals

explore sociopolitical, cultural, and economic influences on literacy, curriculum,

assessment, and instruction for diverse learners; changing definitions of literacy; best

practices in literacy; and program design and evaluation.

Walden University's EdD program with a specialization in Reading, Literacy, and

Assessment (Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in reading,

literacy, and assessment. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or

commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate

credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure

as a reading, literacy, and assessment teacher.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Analyze the components of reading curriculum in the 21st century, including influences from the socio-political landscape, social media, technological

innovations, family and community involvement, and influences from applicable

education standards.

2. Improve curriculum/literacy programming with stakeholder support at the systems level by drawing on professional reading and curriculum standards.

3. Analyze the challenges faced in improving teaching and learning in literacy curriculum across all content areas, including prior student learning, language,

culture, family, and community values.

4. Evaluate literacy curriculum based on information about literacy assessments used at the national, state, and local levels.

5. Develop literacy programs that enhance student learning and support professional development for teachers.

6. Integrate concepts of positive social change in leadership, assessment, professional development, literacy curriculum, and literacy instruction activities.

7. Practice ethically in the profession. 8. Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Competing the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

o Competing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term for a minimum of 20 cr.

until completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

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Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDDD 8060 - Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy♦ • EDDD 8101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum • EDDD 8102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners • EDDD 8061 - Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs • EDDD 8062 - Collaborative Approach to Literacy Across the Content Areas • EDDD 8106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement

Residency Requirements

• Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term

7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during

EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2) • EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term; taken

continuously until completion)

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval

of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

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Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR EDDD

8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version) 5 cr.

Complete the EdD residency face-to-face by the end of

Term 3.

2 EDDD 8060 - Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8101 - Learner-Centered Curriculum 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success

(Companion 1) 2 cr.

4 EDDD 8102 - Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

5

EDDD 8061 - Assessment and Data Analysis to Support

Effective Literacy Programs 5 cr.

EDDD 8082 - Meaningful Learning Experiences in

Supportive Environments 5 cr.

6

EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research

(Companion 2) 2 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-

face or virtual in Term 7 or later, including if you are

enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

7

EDDD 8106 - Program Evaluation for Continuous

Improvement 5 cr.

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus 2 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-

face or virtual in Term 7 or later, including if you are

enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

8+ EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone* 5 cr. per term

until completion

*To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

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Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Special Education (EdD)

Through this EdD specialization, educators focus on advancing their professional growth

while increasing their comprehensive understanding of the critical trends and issues

impacting special education today. Educators have the opportunity to engage in case-

study scenarios drawn from real life, which require collaborative problem solving and the

implementation of research-based strategies to master program outcomes. Educators

culminate this program with the creation of a scholarly capstone project that is focused on

problems of practice related to special education as well as effecting positive social

change.

The curriculum is informed by the Council for Exceptional Children's Advanced

Preparation Standards and focuses on key issues in the field of special education, such as

leadership and policy, program development and assessment, collaboration, and ethical

practice.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Evaluate policies surrounding ethical and legal practices that support high-quality education for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral, emotional, and

cultural learning needs.

2. Implement valid research-based assessment measures to facilitate learning and behavioral interventions for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral,

emotional, and cultural learning needs.

3. Evaluate special education programs, including the integration of related services (e.g., assistive technology, behavioral intervention, transition, inclusion), for

individuals with exceptionalities based upon an understanding of individual

differences.

4. Apply research-based strategies to improve data decision-making, support, and services for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral, emotional, and

cultural learning needs.

5. Facilitate the continuous improvement of education programs/support/services for individuals with exceptionalities.

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6. Effectively collaborate with stakeholders to improve outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities and their families.

7. Design research to address a special education problem and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completion of the Doctoral Study

o Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

o Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term until completion)

• One 3-day academic residency

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDDD 8070 - Special Education: Exploring Theory and Practice♦ • EDDD 8071 - Leading Change in Special Education: Advocacy, Policy, and Law♦ • EDDD 8072 - Research Methodology for Special Education♦ • EDDD 8073 - Designing Specialized Instruction for Diverse Learners • EDDD 8074 - Implementing Effective School-Wide Intervention Models • EDDD 8075 - Sustaining and Supporting Effective Practices in Special Education

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2) • EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

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Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term; taken

continuously until completion)

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic

Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week

version)

5 cr.

2

EDDD 8070 - Special Education: Exploring Theory and

Practice♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8071 - Leading Change in Special Education:

Advocacy, Policy, and Law♦ 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success

(Companion 1) 2 cr.

4

EDDD 8072 - Research Methodology for Special

Education♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

5

EDDD 8073 - Designing Specialized Instruction for

Diverse Learners 5 cr.

EDDD 8074 - Implementing Effective School-Wide

Intervention Models 5 cr.

6

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8075 - Sustaining and Supporting Effective

Practices in Special Education 5 cr.

7+

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus 2 cr.

EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone* 5 cr. per term until

completion

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*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

PhD in Education--School of Education and

Professional Licensure

The PhD in Education is a research-focused program that produces outstanding

professionals who can address the nation's most pressing challenges in the field of

education. Specializations in a variety of established and newly emerging fields and a

general program are available. For those educators whose particular learning interests are

not met by one of the specializations or whose interests are interdisciplinary, The Richard

W. Riley College of Education and Leadership also offers a self-designed specialization

to meet their unique needs.

The PhD in Education learning outcomes will be demonstrated through numerous direct

and indirect measures in each of the PhD specializations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, the education professional will:

1. Synthesize content knowledge, concepts, and principles grounded in a specific educational discipline.

2. Propose interventions based on the analysis of educational needs. 3. Design and conduct research that is grounded in theory and based on previous

research in the field.

4. Conduct research that positively impacts social change.

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5. Communicate to multiple audiences via effective oral and written formats. 6. Advocate for social change that integrates diverse perspectives and demonstrates

awareness of global interrelationships.

Specializations

• Curriculum Instruction Assessment and Evaluation

• Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy

• Early Childhood Special Education

• Educational Technology and Design

• Education Policy, Leadership, and Management (P–20)

• Learning Instruction and Innovation

• Reading Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation (Non-Licensure*)

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30–35 cr.)

• Doctoral support courses (11 cr.)

• Research courses (20 cr.)

• Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral Dissertation Course

• Four PhD residencies

Curriculum

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list

on each specialization page.

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDPD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

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• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this program are required to complete an advanced research course.

The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative, and

mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation

Course Sequence

See each specialization page for the course sequence for specializations.

Doctoral Writing Assessment

Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 or later will

complete the university's required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis.

Designed to evaluate incoming doctoral students' writing skills, this assessment aims to

help prepare incoming doctoral students to meet the university's expectations for writing

at the doctoral level. For more information, click here.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

In It Together: Balancing School and Life

At Walden, we understand that you likely work full time and may care for children or

other family members. Explore support services designed to help you balance family

commitments with your work and school responsibilities. We're all in it together.

8-Year Maximum Timeframe

Students have 8 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements

[http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=155&navoid=51147]. Students may

petition to extend the 8-year maximum timeframe, but an extension is not guaranteed.

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the PhD in Education program relating to the types of occupations this program may

lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program.

Curriculum Instruction Assessment and

Evaluation - PhD in Education

This specialization is designed for educators who want to influence positive educational

change and improve student and school performance through ongoing research in

curriculum, instruction, assessment, and evaluation. Coursework focuses on developing

professional expertise through in-depth research. Students gain the ability to effectively

design, modify, and evaluate curriculum and assessment practices using a systems

approach. Educators in this PhD in Education program will be equipped with skills in

program evaluation; strategic planning; curriculum mapping; and systems, technology,

and curriculum audits. In addition, students learn to develop evidence-based action plans

that will positively impact any educational application and provide opportunities for

realizing meaningful and sustainable social change.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Utilize technology to support learning for a diverse student population. 2. Improve teacher effectiveness to promote learner-centered practices. 3. Utilize knowledge of educational trends/issues in education to promote positive

change in school and community environments.

4. Promote continuous improvement in learning and teaching. 5. Practice ethically in the profession. 6. Address curriculum, instruction, and assessment issues. 7. Apply CIAE content area knowledge and methodology to execute meaningful and

sustainable educational practices.

8. Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including families, school, and community members, in order to advocate for student needs.

9. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research that positively impacts social change.

Curriculum

The PhD in Education program requires mastery of knowledge in three areas:

• The foundational social and behavioral sciences

• Scientific inquiry and research methodology

• The student's specialized field chosen from a broad range of professional

education studies

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Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version)

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDPD 8050 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: A Systems Perspective • EDPD 8051 - Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment • EDPD 8052 - Evaluating Curriculum to Promote Positive Social Change♦ • EDPD 8053 - Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement • EDPD 8054 - Examining Current Practices in Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment,

and Evaluation • EDPD 8055 - Research Development and Strategic Planning

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 OR

RSCH 8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH

8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8210 and RSCH 8300 OR RSCH

8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

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Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer

(CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval

of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of

Education♦ OR EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future

of Education♦

5 cr.

EDPD 8050 - Curriculum, Instruction, and

Assessment: A Systems Perspective 5 cr.

2

EDPD 8051 - Data-Driven Instruction and

Assessment 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory,

Design, and Methods♦

5 cr.

3

EDPD 8052 - Evaluating Curriculum to Promote

Positive Social Change♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8053 - Program Evaluation for Continuous

Improvement 5 cr.

4

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

5

EDPD 8054 - Examining Current Practices in

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and

Evaluation

5 cr.

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 3 cr.

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6

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦

5 cr.

EDPD 8055 - Research Development and Strategic

Planning 5 cr.

7

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced

Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH

8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and

Analysis

5 cr.

8+ EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Students will be registered for two courses every 11 weeks, following the completion of

their foundation course. Students who wish to reduce their course load during one or

more terms should contact their academic advisor.

Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy -

PhD in Education

In this specialization, students critically review the latest research to understand the

complex family, cultural, societal, and developmental influences that affect child

development and learning. Included in the coursework are topics such as child

development, family partnerships, content knowledge, leadership, advocacy, social

change, and professionalism. Through case studies and innovative technology, this

program enables students to:

• Examine the quality of early childhood programs and policies.

• Research and present strategies to promote positive outcomes for young children.

• Evaluate the leadership characteristics necessary to be an advocate in the field.

The individual dissertation process enables educators to pursue original research in an

effort to promote positive social change for young children, their families, and the early

childhood field.

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Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, students will be prepared to:

1. Evaluate practices, programs, and policies in the areas of child development and learning.

2. Engage in effective leadership practices to advocate for positive outcomes for young children and families.

3. Evaluate responsible assessment practices to support healthy development and positive learning outcomes for young children.

4. Demonstrate cultural responsiveness in interactions with children, families, community members, and early childhood professionals.

5. Integrate professional resources to inform solutions to problems in early childhood.

6. Synthesize a variety of perspectives to promote professional growth and positive social change in the early childhood field.

7. Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession. 8. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research that positively impacts social change.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDPD 8080 - Child Development in the Critical Early Years♦ • EDPD 8081 - The Language/Literacy Continuum From Birth Through Age 8♦ • EDPD 8082 - Meaningful Learning Experiences in Supportive Environments♦ • EDPD 8083 - Evaluating and Leading Effective Early Childhood Programs • EDPD 8084 - Early Childhood Advocacy, Policy Development, and Positive Social

Change • EDPD 8085 - Early Childhood Research Methodology

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

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OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

• RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four

terms; taken continuously until completion)

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6

weeks)

5 cr.

EDPD 8080 - Child Development in the Critical

Early Years♦ 5 cr.

2

EDPD 8081 - The Language/Literacy Continuum

From Birth Through Age 8♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory,

Design, and Methods♦

5 cr.

3

EDPD 8082 - Meaningful Learning Experiences in

Supportive Environments♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8083 - Evaluating and Leading Effective

Early Childhood Programs 5 cr.

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4

EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

5

EDPD 8084 - Early Childhood Advocacy, Policy

Development, and Positive Social Change 5 cr.

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 3 cr.

6

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

EDPD 8085 - Early Childhood Research

Methodology 5 cr.

7

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative

Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8460 -

Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

5 cr.

8–11+ EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Certification

This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement.

Early Childhood Special Education - PhD in

Education

The curriculum in this specialization is informed by the Council for Exceptional

Children's Advanced Professional Early Childhood Preparation Standards to allow

educators to explore key research issues in the field of early childhood special education,

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such as leadership and policy, program development and assessment, collaboration,

evidence-based practices in early intervention, and ethical practice.

The focus of the coursework is on identifying and addressing gaps in research to increase

the effectiveness of early childhood special educators. Students gain a comprehensive

understanding of the critical trends and issues impacting early childhood special

education today. They also engage with real-world case-study scenarios that require

collaborative problem solving and the investigation and implementation of research-

based strategies to master program outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, students will be prepared to:

1. Evaluate ethical and legal elements of policies and programs in early childhood special education to ensure high quality education delivery to families who have

children with diverse educational, behavioral, emotional, and cultural learning

needs.

2. Engage in effective leadership practices, including collaboration and advocacy, to promote positive outcomes for young children with exceptionalities and their

families.

3. Implement valid research-based assessment measures to facilitate learning and behavioral interventions for children (birth to 8) with diverse educational,

behavioral, emotional, and cultural learning needs.

4. Apply research-based strategies to improve data driven decision-making surrounding supports and services for children with exceptionalities (birth to 8)

with diverse educational, behavioral, emotional, and cultural learning needs.

5. Facilitate the continuous improvement of early childhood special education programs/supports/services for children with exceptionalities (birth to 8) and their

families.

6. Effectively collaborate with stakeholders to improve outcomes for children with exceptionalities (birth to 8) and their families.

7. Synthesize a variety of perspectives that promote professional growth and positive social change in the early childhood special education field.

8. Conduct research that positively contributes to the profession and social change in relation to an identified early childhood special education problem.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDPD 8070 - Special Education: Exploring Theory and Practice♦ • EDPD 8080 - Child Development in the Critical Early Years♦ • EDPD 8071 - Leading Change in Special Education: Advocacy, Policy, and Law♦

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• EDPD 8072 - Assessment and Evaluation to Facilitate Healthy Development and Learning For All Children, Birth Through 8

• EDPD 8073 - Research Methodology: Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices in Early Childhood Special Education

• EDPD 8074 - Evaluating and Sustaining Effective Practices in Early Childhood Special Education

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

• RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four

terms; taken continuously until completion)

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Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of

Education♦ OR EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future

of Education♦ (6 weeks)

5 cr.

EDPD 8070 - Special Education: Exploring Theory

and Practice♦ 5 cr.

2

EDPD 8080 - Child Development in the Critical

Early Years♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory,

Design, and Methods♦

5 cr.

3

EDPD 8071 - Leading Change in Special

Education: Advocacy, Policy, and Law♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8072 - Assessment and Evaluation to

Facilitate Healthy Development and Learning For

All Children, Birth Through 8

5 cr.

4

EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

5

EDPD 8073 - Research Methodology: Evaluating

Evidence-Based Practices in Early Childhood

Special Education

5 cr.

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 3 cr.

6

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

EDPD 8074 - Evaluating and Sustaining Effective

Practices in Early Childhood Special Education 5 cr.

7

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced

Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH

8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and

Analysis

5 cr.

8–11+ EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation 5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

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taken continuously until

completion

Note: Students will be registered for two courses every 11 weeks, following the

completion of your foundation course. Students who wish to reduce their course load

during one or more terms should contact their academic advisor.

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised

to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for

salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Education Policy, Leadership, and Management

(P–20) - PhD in Education

This specialization is designed for leaders across the education spectrum, from preschool

through higher education (P–20), who want to build on their leadership and management

abilities to influence policy at local, national, and institutional levels. Students explore

the principles, perspectives, and strategies that today's education professionals need to be

informed, dynamic leaders; affect policy; and guide the change process at all levels of the

education system.

Learning Outcomes

As graduates of this program, students will be prepared to:

1. Develop strategies to address P-20 education's political issues that are collaborative as well as research and data based.

2. Apply economic principles to inform decisions about education policy. 3. Evaluate critical issues in education leadership from an ethical, legal, and

governance perspective.

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4. Advocate for or against P–20 educational initiatives. 5. Apply best practices in education utilizing culturally responsive education

perspectives, leadership theory, and management strategies.

6. Act as an agent for organizational social change utilizing foundational principles of educational policy, leadership, and management.

7. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research that positively impacts social change.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDPD 8040 - Governance and Politics of Education♦ • EDPD 8041 - The Economics of Education♦ • EDPD 8044 - Leadership and Management for Change in Education♦ • EDPD 8043 - Policy Development and Implementation • EDPD 8045 - Capacity, Capability, and Sustainability • EDPD 8046 - P–20 Education Law, Policy, and Governance

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Course Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

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Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses:

• RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

• RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

• RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four

terms; taken continuously until completion)

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6

weeks)

5 cr.

EDPD 8040 - Governance and Politics of

Education♦ 5 cr.

2

EDPD 8041 - The Economics of Education♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory,

Design, and Methods♦

5 cr.

3

EDPD 8044 - Leadership and Management for

Change in Education♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8043 - Policy Development and

Implementation 5 cr.

4

EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

5

EDPD 8045 - Capacity, Capability, and

Sustainability 5 cr.

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 3 cr.

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6

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

EDPD 8046 - P–20 Education Law, Policy, and

Governance 5 cr.

7

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative

Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8460 - Advanced

Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

2 cr.

8–11+ EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken contiuously until

completion

Note: Students will be registered for two courses every 11 weeks, following the

completion of your foundation course. Students who wish to reduce their course load

during one or more terms should contact their academic advisor.

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

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Educational Technology and Design - PhD in

Education

In this specialization, education professionals prepare to create innovative technological

solutions to learning challenges, collaborate digitally to demonstrate awareness of local

and global interrelationships and diverse perspectives, and develop instructional design

skills. Coursework is grounded in theory and research, and students design and conduct

original research in educational technology, culminating in the dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

1. Utilize integrative and innovative technology in the workplace. 2. Create innovative technological solutions to learning challenges grounded in

theory and research.

3. Develop a learning community of people, technologies, resources, and professional associations.

4. Analyze educational needs in technology to develop innovative intervention plans.

5. Apply sound principles of digital and information literacy grounded in theory and research.

6. Demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct original research in educational technology that positively influences social change.

7. Participate in the profession ethically. 8. Effectively communicate ideas to multiple audiences using effective oral, written,

and digital formats.

9. Support global diversity and multiculturalism through the use of educational technology.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Core Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8192 - Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning Technologies

Specialization Courses (35 cr.)

• EDPD 8090 - Trends and Issues in Educational Technology♦ • EDPD 8092 - Emerging and Future Technologies♦ • EDPD 8094 - eLearning • EDPD 8091 - Creating Digital Media♦ • EDPD 8093 - Leading Change

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• EDPD 8097 - Designing Instruction for eLearning • EDPD 8098 - Current Research in Educational Technology

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDPD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3.

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

• RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

• RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

• RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus • EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6 weeks) 5 cr.

EDPD 8090 - Trends and Issues in Educational

Technology♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8092 - Emerging and Future Technologies♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8091 - Creating Digital Media♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8192 - Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning

Technologies 5 cr.

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EDPD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 2 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8094 - eLearning 5 cr.

EDPD 8093 - Leading Change 5 cr.

EDPD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 2 cr.

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8097 - Designing Instruction for eLearning 5 cr.

EDPD 8098 - Current Research in Educational

Technology 5 cr.

EDPD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus 2 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative

Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8460 - Advanced

Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

5 cr.

EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Students will be registered for two courses every 11 weeks, following the completion of

the foundation course. Students who wish to reduce their course load during one or more

terms should contact their academic advisor.

Doctoral Writing Assessment

Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 or later will

complete the university's required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis.

Designed to evaluate incoming doctoral students' writing skills, this assessment aims to

help prepare incoming doctoral students to meet the university's expectations for writing

at the doctoral level. For more information, click here.

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Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised

to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for

salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Learning, Instruction, and Innovation - PhD in

Education

In this specialization education professionals prepare to help learners translate creativity

into innovative learning experiences utilizing authentic, engaging practices and

assessments. Students develop learning solutions through problem-based and project-

based learning grounded in solid, brain-based principles. Through their coursework,

students explore creative approaches to learning that integrate technology with the needs

of learners in a global community. Students prepare to foster diverse perspectives and

create a culture of innovation in the workplace.

This specialization is designed for educators who wish to pursue leadership roles across

learning environments that include preschool through higher education as well as in

government, nonprofit, and corporate settings.

Learning Outcomes

As graduates of this program, students will be prepared to:

1. Create innovative instruction, curriculum, and assessment grounded in theory and previous research.

2. Create innovative solutions to learning challenges. 3. Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. 4. Analyze instructional needs to develop innovative intervention plans for learning. 5. Evaluate problems and issues in learning, instruction, and innovation. 6. Demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct research in learning, instruction and

innovation that has the potential to positively influence social change.

7. Participate in the profession ethically. 8. Support global diversity and multiculturalism through the use of innovative

curriculum and assessment in designing instruction.

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Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDPD 8010 - Creativity and Innovation♦ • EDPD 8011 - Authentic Assessment♦ • EDPD 8012 - Innovative Curriculum♦ • EDPD 8093 - Leading Change • EDPD 8097 - Designing Instruction for eLearning

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3.

• RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦

• RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

• RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

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Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four

terms; taken continuously until completion)

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of

Education♦ OR EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future

of Education♦ (6 weeks)

5 cr.

EDPD 8010 - Creativity and Innovation♦ 5 cr.

2

EDPD 8011 - Authentic Assessment♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory,

Design, and Methods♦

5 cr.

3 EDPD 8012 - Innovative Curriculum♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8093 - Leading Change 5 cr.

4

EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

5

EDPD 8192 - Innovations and the Diffusion of

Learning Technologies 5 cr.

EDPD 8097 - Designing Instruction for eLearning 5 cr.

6

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 3 cr.

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

7

EDPD 8013 - Current Research in Learning,

Instruction, and Innovation 5 cr.

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

8–11+

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced

Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH

8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and

Analysis

5 cr.

EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation* 5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

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taken continuously until

completion

Note: Students will be registered for two courses every 11 weeks, following the

completion of their foundation course. Students who wish to reduce their course load

during one or more terms should contact their academic advisor.

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised

to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for

salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Reading Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation

(Non-Licensure*) - PhD in Education

Through this research-oriented specialization, educators gain expertise in best practices in

reading, literacy, curriculum design and instruction, teacher professional development,

and program evaluation and assessment. Students develop literacy-related research

projects and critique significant research that can improve reading and curriculum

outcomes across the educational system, including classroom instruction, program

design, policy implementation, and critical thinking.

Through their coursework students explore:

• Sociopolitical, cultural, and economic influences on literacy.

• Curriculum and assessment.

• The role of literature in promoting cross-cultural understandings in a student-

centered literacy curriculum.

• Best practices in literacy.

• Program design and evaluation.

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This specialization is designed for classroom teachers, lead teachers, reading specialists,

literacy coaches, department chairs, curriculum specialists, and any instructors who wants

to gain a deeper understanding of reading and literacy practices and evaluation methods.

Students also take research method courses that will help them grow as scholar-

practitioners.

*Walden University's PhD in Education program with a Reading Literacy, Assessment,

and Evaluation (Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in reading

literacy, assessment, and evaluation. Walden makes no representation, warranty,

guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for

graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or

licensure as a teacher in reading literacy, assessment, and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

After graduating from this specialization, the student will:

1. Interpret the components of reading curriculum in the 21st century including influences from the sociopolitical landscape, social media, technological

innovations, family and community involvement, and influences from applicable

education standards.

2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate with stakeholders to gain their support for improvement of curriculum and literacy programs at the systems level.

3. Address challenges faced in teaching and learning literacy curriculum across content areas.

4. Assess literacy curriculum and programs utilizing data about students and literacy assessments used at the national, state, and local levels.

5. Create literacy programs that enhance student learning and support professional development for teachers.

6. Integrate concepts of positive social change in literacy curriculum and programs. 7. Evaluate literacy research. 8. Practice ethically in the profession. 9. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research that positively impacts social change.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDPD 8060 - Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy • EDPD 8061 - Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs • EDPD 8062 - A Collaborative Approach to Literacy Across the Content Areas♦ • EDPD 8063 - Reading Research Design: Analysis and Evaluation • EDPD 8064 - Literacy Interventions for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

Populations • EDPD 8065 - Comprehensive Literacy Model for Student Improvement

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Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8110 must

be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8210 and RSCH

8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Dissertation (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms = 20

cr.)

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR EDPD 8006

- Leading the Future of Education♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8060 - Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy 5 cr.

EDPD 8061 - Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective

Literacy Programs 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR RSCH

8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8062 - A Collaborative Approach to Literacy Across the

Content Areas♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8063 - Reading Research Design: Analysis and Evaluation 5 cr.

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EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH

8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8064 - Literacy Interventions for Culturally and

Linguistically Diverse Populations 5 cr.

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research 3 cr.

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH

8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8065 - Comprehensive Literacy Model for Student

Improvement 5 cr.

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

5 cr.

EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four

terms = 20 cr.

Students will be registered for two courses every 11 weeks, following the completion of

the foundation course. Students who wish to reduce their course load during one or more

terms should contact their academic advisor.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

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School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs

Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning

The Adult Learning certificate can help students meet the increasing demand for qualified

adult educators and training professionals. Students will explore a broad range of

teaching techniques designed to help adult learners in areas that include adult literacy,

vocational education, community programs, employee training, and self-enrichment.

Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden's MS in

Adult Learning program.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices♦ • EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching

Practices♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning program relating to the types of

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occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and

Learning

The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning can help students gain the

skills they need to meet the increasing demand for qualified college instructors. Students

will discover the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing,

and facilitating learning experiences and assessing outcomes. Online learning

environments and student requirements in the virtual classroom will be explored. Credits

earned in this certificate program may be applied toward Walden's MS in Higher

Education with a specialization in College Teaching and Learning.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credit hours

Curriculum

• EDUC 6757 - Planning for Learning♦ • EDUC 6758 - Creating Engaging Learning Experiences♦ • EDUC 6759 - Assessing for Learning♦ • EDUC 6760 - Facilitating Learning Online♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 EDUC 6757 - Planning for Learning♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6758 - Creating Engaging Learning Experiences♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 EDUC 6759 - Assessing for Learning♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6760 - Facilitating Learning Online♦ 3 sem. cr.

Note on Licensure

Walden's Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning focuses on the

development of scholarly teaching knowledge and skills. It does not necessarily provide

individuals with all of the course credits required to teach in a particular academic

discipline; therefore, additional subject-specific graduate credits may be needed.

Individuals are responsible for ensuring that they meet the credentialing requirements of

the institution where they want to teach. Walden makes no representation or guarantee

that completion of this coursework will permit an individual to teach at a higher

education institution.

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Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Developmental

Education

Combining theoretical background and best practices in both adult learning and

developmental education, the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Education prepares

educators to manage adult developmental education programs in a variety of settings,

including community colleges, 4-year institutions, and continuing and community

education organizations. Educators examine research-based adult learning strategies;

theoretical, political, and economic issues surrounding developmental education;

organizational approaches to providing developmental education programs; best practices

in designing curriculum and integrating technology; and intake, teaching, assessment, and

collaboration strategies. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied

toward Walden's MS in Adult Learning with a specialization in Developmental

Education.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices♦ • EDUC 6181 - Developmental Education: Theory and Practice♦ • EDUC 6182 - Strategies for Success in Developmental Education♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching

Practices♦ 3 sem.cr.

2

EDUC 6181 - Developmental Education: Theory and Practice♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6182 - Strategies for Success in Developmental Education♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Education program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Enrollment

Management and Institutional Marketing

The Certificate in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing can help

educators explore the latest techniques to attract and retain students in accordance with

their institution's mission. Educators develop comprehensive strategies and utilize a range

of communication and marketing tools to promote their institution and reach students.

Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward Walden's MS in Higher

Education with a specialization in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity♦ • EDUC 6755 - Principles of Marketing and Enrollment Management♦ • EDUC 6756 - Emerging Trends in Marketing, Recruitment, and Institutional

Promotion♦ • EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and

Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6755 - Principles of Marketing and Enrollment

Management♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6756 - Emerging Trends in Marketing, Recruitment, and

Institutional Promotion♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦ 3 sem.

cr.

Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

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for the Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing

program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate,

program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Leadership for Student Success

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success is intended

to prepare educators to develop and lead higher education programs and services that can

improve outcomes for an increasingly diverse student population. Learners examine the

history and structure of the U.S. higher education system, as well as factors affecting

student success, engagement, and retention. Coursework explores fundamental principles

of adult learning, best practices for student success, methodologies for meeting the needs

of underprepared and first-generation higher education students, and strategies for

leading the institutional changes necessary to improve student outcomes. This program is

designed to prepare leaders who can help higher education institutions meet their

students' needs more effectively and cost-efficiently. Learners can apply the credits they

earn in this certificate program toward Walden's MS in Higher Education with a

specialization in Leadership for Student Success.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity♦ • EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦ • EDUC 6751 - Creating Supportive Learning and Service Environments♦ • EDUC 6752 - Leading Change in Student Support Programs♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and

Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6751 - Creating Supportive Learning and Service

Environments♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6752 - Leading Change in Student Support Programs♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for

Adult Educators

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators prepares educators to

design and deliver online courses and programs geared to adult learners. Grounded in

adult learning theory, courses examine how to leverage new technologies to enhance the

adult learning process; analyze, select, and design the online instructional strategies most

effective for adult learners; integrate course management tools and multimedia

technologies into synchronous and asynchronous environments; and assess student

learning in those environments. Credits earned from this certificate program may be

applied toward Walden's MS in Adult Learning with a specialization in Online Teaching.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6179 - Online Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners♦ • EDUC 6180 - Assessments in Online Environments for Adult Learners♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6179 - Online Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6180 - Assessments in Online Environments for Adult

Learners♦

3 sem.

cr.

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Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators program relating to

the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching K–12

Students Online

This certificate prepares teachers to design and deliver online instruction that meets the

diverse needs of learners today. Through the courses in this certificate, teachers study

ways to create learning experiences that interest, engage, and motivate students. Teachers

will be able to accurately assess the progress of learners, while also creating a sense of

community where all interactions are meaningful, collaborative, safe, and ethical.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• EDUC 6570 - Distance Education♦ • EDUC 6571 - Online Instruction♦ • EDUC 6572 - Online Assessment♦ • EDUC 6573 - Trends and Issues in K–12 Online Learning♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 EDUC 6570 - Distance Education♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6571 - Online Instruction♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 EDUC 6572 - Online Assessment♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6573 - Trends and Issues in K–12 Online Learning♦ 3 sem. cr.

Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

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types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional

Design and Technology

Walden University offers a four-course certificate program in Instructional Design and

Technology with specializations in Instructional Design, Online Learning, and Training

and Performance Improvement. Depending on the specialization chosen, this certificate

will demonstrate to current or potential employers that students have mastered the

foundational concepts and principles related to instructional design, distance learning,

learning theories, and program effectiveness.

Students who successfully complete the certificate can apply the certificate credits toward

Walden's MS in Instructional Design and Technology degree program.

Specializations

• Instructional Design

• Online Learning

• Training and Performance Improvement

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credit hours

Additional Technology Requirements

Note: In addition to Walden's general technical requirements, this program has

additional technology requirements:

• Windows Vista or Mac OS X

• Free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 Core Course 3 sem. cr.

Certificate Course 1 3 sem. cr.

2 Certificate Course 2 3 sem. cr.

Certificate Course 3 3 sem. cr.

Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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MS in Adult Learning

The MS in Adult Learning program provides students with the knowledge and skills

required to design, deliver, and manage adult learning in a variety of environments. The

MS in Adult Learning program has been created specifically to develop the competencies

of adult educators and empower them to apply knowledge to practice. A dynamic

combination of theory, research, and practical approaches, including an individualized

capstone project, has been designed to improve educator effectiveness and enhance

student learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity and multiculturalism as they impact motivation and social change in adult education.

2. Critically examine issues, trends, and current research in the field of adult learning.

3. Utilize a repertoire of practices for use in a variety of adult learning contexts. 4. Create transformative learning experiences that meet the needs of adult learners

across the lifespan.

5. Evaluate and apply best practices in the use of technology in adult education. 6. Exhibit an understanding of the organizations and policies that inform practice in

adult learning settings.

7. Use data and research to inform practice and make context-specific decisions affecting adult learners.

Specializations

• General Program

• Developmental Education

• Online Teaching

• Teaching Adults English as a Second Language

• Training and Performance Improvement

Degree Requirements

• 30–36 total semester credits, depending on the specialization

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (21–24 sem. cr. depending on specialization)

• Specialization courses (6–9 sem. cr. depending on specialization)

• Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

• Minimum 5–6 semesters enrollment, depending on the specialization

Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see

the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

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Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

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may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program.

General Program - MS in Adult Learning

Students prepare to become effective adult educators in a range of learning settings.

Through the General Program, students gain an overview of adult learning theories,

research, and best practices that can be applied to create transformative learning

experiences for adults. They broaden their understanding of adult development, including

how diversity and multiculturalism affect motivation in the adult education field.

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (24 sem. cr.)

• Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦

Core Courses (24 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ • EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult Education♦ • EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices♦ • EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ • EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6178 - Organizations, Systems, and Change♦

Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

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1

EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching

Practices♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult

Education♦

3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6178 - Organizations, Systems, and Change♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning 3 sem.

cr.

Developmental Education - MS in Adult

Learning

The MS in Adult Learning with a specialization in Developmental Education will provide

students with the knowledge, expertise, and skills required to manage developmental

education programs in a variety of environments. This specialization has been created

specifically to develop the competencies of developmental educators and empower them

to apply knowledge to practice.

Degree Requirements

• 33 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (21 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.)

• Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

• Minimum 6 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦

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Core Courses (21 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ • EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult Education♦ • EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices♦ • EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ • EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6181 - Developmental Education: Theory and Practice♦ • EDUC 6182 - Strategies for Success in Developmental Education♦

Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching

Practices♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult

Education♦

3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6181 - Developmental Education: Theory and Practice♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6182 - Strategies for Success in Developmental Education♦ 3 sem.

cr.

6 EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning 3 sem.

cr.

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Online Teaching - MS in Adult Learning

Online learning is an important component of the adult education landscape in both

traditional and nontraditional settings. Students explore how to design and deliver

effective online courses and programs. They learn to integrate online teaching strategies

with course management and multimedia tools. Students develop assessment strategies to

measure adult learning outcomes in online environments. They leverage Walden's more

than 40 years of experience in distance learning as they incorporate the latest

technologies to support adults with diverse learning styles.

Degree Requirements

• 33 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (21 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.)

• Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

• Minimum 6 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦

Core Courses (21 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ • EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult Education♦ • EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices♦ • EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ • EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6179 - Online Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners♦ • EDUC 6180 - Assessments in Online Environments for Adult Learners♦

Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1 EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching

Practices♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult

Education♦

3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6178 - Organizations, Systems, and Change♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6180 - Assessments in Online Environments for Adult

Learners♦

3 sem.

cr.

6 EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning 3 sem.

cr.

Teaching Adults English as a Second Language

- MS in Adult Learning

Education professionals gain the tools and strategies they need to help meet the growing

demand for English language instructors. They explore essential theories and concepts of

second language acquisition. Educators examine basic principles and best practices in the

field as they prepare to plan lessons, design assessments, and conduct evaluations for

adult learners. This specialization will help educators create effective environments for

adults learning English as a second language.

Degree Requirements

• 36 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (21 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)

• Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

• Minimum 6 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦

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Core Courses (21 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ • EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult Education♦ • EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices♦ • EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ • EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦

Specialization Courses (9 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6185 - Fundamentals of Teaching Adults English as a Second Language♦ • EDUC 6186 - Methods of Teaching Adults English as a Second Language♦ • EDUC 6187 - Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation for Teaching Adults English as a

Second Language♦

Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching

Practices♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult

Education♦

3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6185 - Fundamentals of Teaching Adults English as a Second

Language♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6186 - Methods of Teaching Adults English as a Second

Language♦

3 sem.

cr.

6

EDUC 6187 - Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation for Teaching

Adults English as a Second Language♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning 3 sem.

cr.

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Training and Performance Improvement - MS

in Adult Learning

Adult students learn in a variety of environments beyond the traditional classroom,

including the corporate setting. This specialization prepares educators to manage and

deliver training programs that can help adults improve their workplace performance.

Education professionals support the growth and development of the workforce through

the design of quality instructional materials and systems that meet the needs and goals of

an organization. They explore technologies that assist in planning, presenting, and

managing instructor-led and self-directed courses.

Degree Requirements

• 36 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (21 sem. cr.)

• Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)

• Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

• Minimum 6 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦

Core Courses (24 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ • EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult Education♦ • EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices♦ • EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ • EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6178 - Organizations, Systems, and Change♦

Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6183 - Performance Improvement in the Workplace♦ • EDUC 6184 - Training and Development Systems♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

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1

EDUC 6170 - Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity and Motivation♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching

Practices♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6175 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6173 - Building Research Competencies in Adult

Education♦

3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6176 - Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6177 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6178 - Organizations, Systems, and Change♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6183 - Performance Improvement in the Workplace♦ 3 sem.

cr.

6

EDUC 6184 - Training and Development Systems♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6190 - Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning 3 sem.

cr.

MS in Higher Education

The MS in Higher Education is designed for individuals who want to make a positive

impact on students and staff in 4-year colleges, community colleges, and universities to

enhance their institution's ability to successfully contribute to social equity and positive

change. Students will learn to think creatively and critically about the challenges facing

higher education institutions and provide expertise in addressing these challenges.

Learning activities emphasize the application of research-based best practices from

business leadership and management, student learning and support, and systems thinking

to maximize institutional effectiveness. Critical issues in higher education policy,

administration, emerging technologies, legal and ethical issues, and governance are

addressed throughout the program in the context of real-world problems facing today's

colleges.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Apply an understanding of higher education systems, business principles, and student learning in solving institutional problems to drive institutional and student

success.

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2. Make effective decisions based on critical evaluation of research and data. 3. Articulate the perspectives and interests of multiple stakeholders. 4. Choose leadership approaches appropriate to the culture of the organization. 5. Demonstrate an ability to deploy resources to achieve intended results. 6. Evaluate the potential impact of policies and processes on student outcomes.

Specializations

• General Program

• Adult Learning

• College Teaching and Learning

• Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing

• Global Higher Education

• Leadership for Student Success

• Online and Distance Learning

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits

• Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

• Core courses (12–27 sem. cr., depending on the specialization)

• Specialization courses (0–12 sem. cr., depending on the specialization)

• Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

• Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6155 - Understanding Higher Education

Core Courses (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity♦ • EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior and Culture♦ • EDUC 6158 - Using Research and Data to Drive Decision Making♦ • EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦

Additional Core Courses/Specialization Courses

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list

on each specialization page.

Capstone Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6960 - Capstone: Master's Project

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Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see

the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the MS in Higher Education program relating to the types of occupations this program

may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program.

General Program - MS in Higher Education

Today's higher education institutions need leaders and managers with a broad range of

knowledge and skills. The general program emphasizes student-centered management

practices critical to planning and administration of effective programs and services in

higher education. Graduates of the General Program will be prepared to work

successfully in a variety of mid-level administrative positions, build collaborations with

other departments and programs, and advocate for resources and policies that support

student success in their areas of responsibility.

Specialization Curriculum (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6260 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Human Resources♦ • EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance♦ • EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦ • EDUC 6264 - Program Planning and Assessment♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6155 - Understanding Higher Education 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and

Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior

and Culture♦

3 sem.

cr.

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3

EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success:

Finance♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6225 - Foundations of Research 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6260 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success:

Human Resources♦

3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6264 - Program Planning and Assessment♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6960 - Capstone: Master's Project 3 sem.

cr.

Adult Learning - MS in Higher Education

Educators in this specialization examine current theories, research, and best practices that

can be applied to create transformative education experiences for adult learners. Through

their coursework, they address instructional strategies and management principles that

can help them confront pressing issues facing higher education institutions and improve

organizational and student success. Educators in this program also explore the

globalization of higher education, a trend that eliminates geographical boundaries and

enables the sharing of knowledge on a global scale. The Adult Learning specialization is

designed to help educators increase their impact as they discover practical learning

solutions that integrate the latest technologies across diverse learning environments,

including higher education, corporate, nonprofit, government, healthcare, and military

settings.

Specialization Curriculum

Specialization Courses (15 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6271 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ • EDUC 6274 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Practices • EDUC 6275 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Learning Experiences • EDUC 6276 - Facilitating, Collaboration & Group Process • EDUC 6277 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6155 - Understanding Higher Education 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development,

and Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

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2

EDUC 6271 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior

and Culture♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6274 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Practices 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6225 - Foundations of Research 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6275 - Planning, Assessing, and Improving Learning

Experiences

3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6276 - Facilitating, Collaboration & Group Process 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6277 - Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning 3 sem.

cr.

6 EDUC 6960 - Capstone: Master's Project 3 sem.

cr.

College Teaching and Learning - MS in Higher

Education

The specialization in College Teaching and Learning within the MS in Higher Education

is designed for individuals who already serve as instructors in higher education

environments, or those who possess the subject-matter credentials to teach in higher

education, and who want to develop expertise in college teaching and learning. The first

three courses in this specialization address the major steps in the teaching and learning

process: planning, developing and facilitating learning experiences, and assessment. The

fourth course expands on this process in addressing the special opportunities and

challenges of online learning environments. The core courses in the program provide

foundational knowledge about higher education institutions, students, and programs that

can help expert instructors ground their practice within the larger context of higher

education and become teacher-leaders who can facilitate continuous improvement in their

institutions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:

1. Create effective learning environments using research-based teaching strategies that engage and support diverse learners.

2. Design course plans, curricula, and learning activities that enable diverse learners to meet desired learning goals.

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3. Apply the skills needed to assess and provide feedback on learner performance in ways that support learning and development.

4. Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate technologies to support learning in a variety of teaching contexts.

5. Independently conduct, evaluate, and apply research in making, implementing, and evaluating teaching decisions.

6. Articulate the process for development of a continuous improvement plan to impact teaching through scholarly inquiry and reflection.

Specialization Curriculum (12 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6757 - Planning for Learning♦ • EDUC 6758 - Creating Engaging Learning Experiences♦ • EDUC 6759 - Assessing for Learning♦ • EDUC 6760 - Facilitating Learning Online♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6155 - Understanding Higher Education 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and

Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6263 EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior

and Culture♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6757 - Planning for Learning♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6225 - Foundations of Research 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6758 - Creating Engaging Learning Experiences♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6759 - Assessing for Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6760 - Facilitating Learning Online♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6960 - Capstone: Master's Project 3 sem.

cr.

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Enrollment Management and Institutional

Marketing - MS in Higher Education

Recruitment and retention are increasingly everyone's business in higher education. The

specialization in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing prepares

professionals at all levels of higher education institutions to engage in an increasingly

competitive market, to increase awareness of their programs and the institution, and to

help students become engaged and stay committed to their educational goals. A wide

range of opportunities in higher education exists for individuals with this specialization,

including but not limited to positions in admissions and enrollment management. Current

and future leaders of academic programs or divisions also benefit from an ability to

recruit and retain students in their programs, plan strategically for program growth, and

use current technologies to increase student awareness and engagement.

Specialization Curriculum

Additional Core Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance♦ • EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6755 - Principles of Marketing and Enrollment Management♦ • EDUC 6756 - Emerging Trends in Marketing, Recruitment, and Institutional

Promotion♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6155 - Understanding Higher Education 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and

Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior

and Culture♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success:

Finance♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6225 - Foundations of Research

3 sem.

cr.

4 EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦

3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6755 - Principles of Marketing and Enrollment

Management♦

3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6756 - Emerging Trends in Marketing, Recruitment, and

Institutional Promotion♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6960 - Capstone: Master's Project 3 sem.

cr.

Global Higher Education - MS in Higher

Education

The specialization in Global Higher Education within the MS in Higher Education is

designed for individuals who want to help their institutions capitalize on expanding

opportunities for collaboration among colleges and universities throughout the world.

Individuals from institutions in the United States and other countries will benefit from

study of global trends and issues in higher education, strategies for serving the needs of

international student populations, and approaches to program planning and management.

Specialization Curriculum

Additional Core Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance♦ • EDUC 6264 - Program Planning and Assessment♦

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦ • EDUC 6762 - Administering International Higher Education Programs♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6155 - Understanding Higher Education 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and

Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior

and Culture♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success:

Finance♦

3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6262 - Optimizing Quality and Productivity♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6225 - Foundations of Research

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6762 - Administering International Higher Education

Programs♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6960 - Capstone: Master's Project 3 sem.

cr.

Leadership for Student Success - MS in Higher

Education

The specialization in Leadership for Student Success within the MS in Higher Education

is designed for current and future higher education professionals who want to focus more

closely on the institutional factors that support student success. The two courses in this

specialization build on the higher education core courses by bringing together current

thinking and best practices on what institutions of higher education can do to improve the

engagement, retention, and educational attainment of our increasingly diverse student

populations.

Specialization Curriculum

Additional Core Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance♦ • EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6751 - Creating Supportive Learning and Service Environments♦ • EDUC 6752 - Leading Change in Student Support Programs♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6155 - Understanding Higher Education 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development,

and Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior

and Culture♦ 3 sem. cr.

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3

EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success:

Finance♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6225 - Foundations of Research 3 sem. cr.

4

EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6751 - Creating Supportive Learning and Service

Environments♦ 3 sem. cr.

5 EDUC 6752 - Leading Change in Student Support Programs♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6960 - Capstone: Master's Project 3 sem. cr.

Online and Distance Learning - MS in Higher

Education

Distance learning is the fastest-growing segment of higher education today. Almost every

institution offers some online coursework or blends distance- and classroom-based

learning, and the number of fully online programs continues to grow. An ability to plan

the appropriate use of online learning, manage effective programs, and assess the value

for students and their learning will be a critical need in higher education for the

foreseeable future. The Online and Distance Learning specialization prepares MS in

Higher Education graduates to ensure that programs incorporate the most current online

technologies in ways that support student learning and institutional effectiveness.

Specialization Curriculum

Additional Core Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance♦ • EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6210 - Online Instructional Strategies • EDUC 6211 - Assessments in Online Environments

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6155 - Understanding Higher Education 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students: Learning, Development,

and Diversity♦

3 sem.

cr.

2 EDUC 6263 - Best Practices for Student Success♦

3 sem.

cr.

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EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior

and Culture♦

3 sem.

cr.

3

EDUC 6261 - Managing Resources for Organizational Success:

Finance♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6262 - Optimizing Quality and Productivity♦ EDUC 6225 -

Foundations of Research

3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6761 - Globalization in Higher Education♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6210 - Online Instructional Strategies 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6211 - Assessments in Online Environments 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6960 - Capstone: Master's Project 3 sem.

cr.

MS in Instructional Design and Technology

The MS in Instructional Design and Technology provides students with foundational

knowledge about how people learn plus the skills they need to be able to design and

assess curricula across a variety of instructional settings. The program delivers the perfect

balance of leadership, problem-solving skills, academic theory, and hands-on experience

students need to excel. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and experience they will need

to enter or advance in the instructional design field in the corporate, education, or

nonprofit sectors.

The MS in Instructional Design and Technology courses are aligned with the standards of

the Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT). These

standards are critical indicators of quality in instruction through technology, and their

inclusion reflects the integrity of the Walden University learning experience, as well as

its relevancy in professional and educational settings.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Design and implement conditions for learning by applying principles, theories, and research associated with instructional systems design, message design,

instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.

2. Develop instructional materials and experiences by applying principles, theories, and research related to print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated

technologies.

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3. Use processes and resources for learning by applying principles, theories, and research related to media utilization, diffusion, implementations, and policy

making.

4. Plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles, theories, and research related to project, resource, delivery system, and

information management.

5. Evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles, theories, and research related to problem analysis, criterion references measurement,

formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

6. Demonstrate the ability to facilitate equitable access to instructional materials for all learners.

7. Demonstrate the ability to apply common technology tools to create innovative learning solutions and materials.

Specializations

• General (below)

• Online Learning

• Training and Performance Improvement

Degree Requirements

• 30 total semester credits for General program (including 21 credits completed at

Walden); 36 sem. cr. for specializations

• Core courses (27 sem. cr.)

• Optional specialization courses (6 sem. cr.)

• Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

Curriculum

Core Courses (27 sem. cr.)

• EDUC 6105 - Organizations, Innovation, and Change♦ • EDUC 6115 - Learning Theories and Instruction♦ • EIDT 6121 - Multimedia Design and Development I • EIDT 6122 - Multimedia Design and Development II • EIDT 6100 - Instructional Design♦ • EIDT 6110 - Advanced Instructional Design♦ • EDUC 6125 - Foundations of Research♦ • EDUC 6135 - Distance Learning♦ • EDUC 6145 - Project Management in Education and Training♦

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list

on each specialization page.

Capstone Course (3 sem. cr.)

• EIDT 6910 - Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional Design

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Additional Technology Requirements

Note: In addition to Walden's general technical requirements, this program has

additional technology requirements:

• Windows Vista or Mac OS X

• Free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

EDUC 6105 - Organizations, Innovation, and Change♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6115 - Learning Theories and Instruction♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EIDT 6121 - Multimedia Design and Development I 3 sem.

cr.

EIDT 6122 - Multimedia Design and Development II 3 sem.

cr.

3

EIDT 6100 - Instructional Design♦

3 sem.

cr.

EIDT 6110 - Advanced Instructional Design♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6125 - Foundations of Research♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6135 - Distance Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6145 - Project Management in Education and Training♦

3 sem.

cr.

Specialization Course 1 3 sem. cr.

6

Specialization Course 2 3 sem. cr.

EIDT 6910 - Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional

Design

3 sem.

cr.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the MS in Instructional Design and Technology program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Online Learning - MS in Instructional Design

and Technology

With the Online Learning specialization, students will learn from an experienced leader

in online content development and instructional delivery on how to productively and

innovatively deliver courses or training modules using online delivery methods. Students

will gain effective strategies for engaging and teaching distance learners and be able to

assess learning outcomes in online environments.

Learning Outcomes

In this specialization, students will:

1. Learn effective methods for managing and delivering online instruction. 2. Apply ground-breaking, modern strategies in combination with multimedia

technologies and strategic course management tools.

3. Develop and implement assessment strategies in online education and training environments.

4. Review and analyze research and practical strategies for assessing learning.

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EIDT 6510 - Online Instructional Strategies♦ • EIDT 6501 - Training and Development♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Title Credits

1

EDUC 6105 - Organizations, Innovation, and Change♦ 3 sem. cr.

EDUC 6115 - Learning Theories and Instruction♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

EIDT 6121 - Multimedia Design and Development I 3 sem.

cr.

EIDT 6122 - Multimedia Design and Development II 3 sem.

cr.

3 EIDT 6100 - Instructional Design♦ 3 sem.

cr,

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EIDT 6110 - Advanced Instructional Design♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6125 - Foundations of Research♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6135 - Distance Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6145 - Project Management in Education and Training♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EIDT 6510 - Online Instructional Strategies♦ 3 sem.

cr,

6

EIDT 6501 - Training and Development♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EIDT 6910 - Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional

Design

3 sem.

cr.

Training and Performance Improvement - MS

in Instructional Design and Technology

This specialization focuses on managing and delivering training and improving

workplace performance through instruction.

In this specialization, students:

• Learn essential skills for managing and delivering training systems and modules.

• Explore technologies that support a variety of training in both traditional

classroom and virtual environments.

• Learn methods and techniques for identifying performance gaps, conducting

needs assessments, identifying solutions, and evaluating their effectiveness.

• Implement design changes to instructional materials and support systems based on

students' analysis.

Specialization Courses (6 sem. cr.)

• EIDT 6501 - Training and Development♦ • EIDT 6510 - Online Instructional Strategies♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Title Credits

1 EDUC 6105 - Organizations, Innovation, and Change♦

3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6115 - Learning Theories and Instruction♦ 3 sem. cr.

2 EIDT 6121 - Multimedia Design and Development I 3 sem.

cr.

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EIDT 6122 - Multimedia Design and Development II 3 sem.

cr.

3

EIDT 6100 - Instructional Design♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EIDT 6110 - Advanced Instructional Design♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

EDUC 6125 - Foundations of Research♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EDUC 6135 - Distance Learning♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

EDUC 6145 - Project Management in Education and Training♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EIDT 6500 - Performance Improvement♦ 3 sem.

cr.

6

EIDT 6501 - Training and Development♦ 3 sem.

cr.

EIDT 6910 - Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional

Design

3 sem.

cr.

Post-Master's Certificate in Community

College Leadership

This certificate is meant for community college leaders who want to refine their mission

and become more knowledgeable on subjects such as academic transfer programs,

workforce development, developmental education and remediation, and community

service.

Certificate Courses

• EDDD 8040 - The Community College—Historical Context and Critical Issues • EDDD 8041 - Transformational Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness in

Community Colleges • EDDD 8042 - Contemporary Issues, Challenges, and Trends in Community Colleges • EDDD 8043 - Promoting Student Development and Success in Community Colleges

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education

and Adult Learning

This certificate program is designed for professionals who want to develop the

knowledge and insight to design, develop, and lead successful adult learning programs. In

this program, educators will examine adult learning theories, explore best practices for

facilitating program planning and assessment, and cultivate leadership skills to

effectively engage and motivate adult learners to create change.

Certificate Courses

• EDDD 8020 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Higher Education and Adult Learning

• EDDD 8021 - Understanding the Adult Learner • EDDD 8022 - Leadership of Higher Education Programs for Adult Learners • EDDD 8023 - Program Planning and Assessment

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education and Adult Learning program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education

Leadership and Management

In this certificate program, educators gain the leadership skills and knowledge of

management principles needed to lead meaningful and sustainable change across their

institution. The focus of the coursework is on the current policies and practices of today's

changing higher education landscape, including managing resources, strategic planning,

program evaluation, and leading institutional change.

Certificate Courses

• EDDD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st Century • EDDD 8031 - Leading and Managing Instructional Change • EDDD 8032 - Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation in Higher Education • EDDD 8104 - Managing Resources in Higher Education

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management

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program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate,

program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education

Leadership, Management, and Policy

What makes education successful? If you're intrigued by workflows, analyzing systems,

and examining policies, then this certificate may be of interest. Gain the leadership and

management skills required to address the needs of a dynamic, expanding, and changing

higher education landscape.

Certificate Courses

• EDPD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st Century♦ • EDPD 8031 - Leading and Managing Instructional Change♦ • EDPD 8042 - Education Law, Policy, and Governance♦ • EDPD 8033 - The Politics of Higher Education: Policy Development and

Implementation

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and

Policy program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion

rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this

program.

Post-Master's Certificate in Online Teaching in

Higher Education

In this certificate program, students develop the skills and experience to become effective

online instructors in higher education. In this program, adult learning theory blends with

pedagogical strategies to help students effectively engage, teach, and nurture adult

learners in the online classroom. Through a series of four courses, students gain deeper

insight into educating the adult learner, explore key principles for online instruction,

examine the latest technologies, and participate in a simulated online classroom. Through

their coursework, students also examines best practices for reaching diverse student

populations within the higher education environment.

Completion Requirements (20 cr.)

• 20 total quarter credits

Certificate Courses

• EDDD 8110 - The Art of Online Teaching (11 weeks)

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OR

• EDDD 8116 - The Art of Online Teaching (6 weeks) • EDDD 8021 - Understanding the Adult Learner • EDDD 8103 - eLearning • EDDD 8111 - Online Teaching Simulation

Course Sequence

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary

by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a

personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-

492-5336.

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDDD 8110 - The Art of Online Teaching (11 weeks) OR EDDD

8116 - The Art of Online Teaching (6 weeks) 5 cr.

EDDD 8021 - Understanding the Adult Learner 5 cr.

2 EDDD 8103 - eLearning 5 cr.

EDDD 8111 - Online Teaching Simulation 5 cr.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Online Teaching in Higher Education program

relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program

costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Post-Master's Certificate in Organizational

Policy, Leadership and Management

Effective leaders never stop improving. This certificate focuses on fostering a culture of

continuous development and iteration. In this program, educators will engage in hands-on

applied experiences and utilize processes for rigorous research, assessment, and

evaluation of complex organizational systems in an effort to effect positive change.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Organizational Policy, Leadership and Management

program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate,

program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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Post-Master's Certificate in Organizational

Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

Effective leaders never stop improving. The focus of this certificate is on fostering a

culture of continuous development and iteration. In this program, educators will engage

in hands-on applied experiences and utilize processes for rigorous research, assessment,

and evaluation of complex organizational systems in an effort to effect positive change.

Certificate Courses

• EDPD 8020 - A New Vision of Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation♦

• EDPD 8021 - Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability: The Sociological, Political, and Economic Factors♦

• EDPD 8023 - Evaluating and Improving Programs, Organizations, and Systems • EDPD 8024 - Dynamics of Communication for Impact and Results

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Post-Master's Certificate in Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate,

program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Doctor of Education (EdD)--School of Higher

Education, Leadership, and Policy

Walden's EdD programs are designed for educators who want to continue their practice

while assuming influential roles in their schools and communities. The programs are built

upon five critical components: teaching and lifelong learning, research and reflective

analytical thought, leadership and communication, diversity, and collaborative social

change. These critical components are the basis for the programs' learning outcomes, as

students develop expertise in various areas, promoting equity and excellence.

Find out about the Walden recipient of the Frank Dilley Award.

Specializations

Changing specializations may increase a student's expected time-to-degree completion

and cost.

• Community College Leadership

• Higher Education and Adult Learning

• Higher Education Leadership and Management

• Higher Education (Self-Designed)

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Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completing the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral support courses (4 cr.)

o Completing the Prospectus (2 cr.)

o Completing the Doctoral Capstone (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four

terms; taken continuously until completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list

on each specialization page.

Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see

the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

Academic Residencies

The EdD required residency must be completed face-to-face by the end of Term 3,

regardless of specialization. Optional EdD Advanced residencies (face-to-face or virtual)

and optional EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreats are also available later in the

program.

Doctoral Writing Assessement

Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 will complete the

university's required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis. Designed to evaluate

incoming doctoral students' writing skills, this assessment aims to help prepare incoming

doctoral students to meet the university's expectations for writing at the doctoral level.

For more information, click here.

In It Together: Balancing School and Life

At Walden, we understand that you likely work full time and may care for children or

other family members. Explore support services designed to help you balance family

commitments with your work and school responsibilities. We're all in it together.

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8-Year Maximum Timeframe

Students have 8 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements

[http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=155&navoid=51147]. Students may

petition to extend the 8-year maximum timeframe, but an extension is not guaranteed.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Doctor of Education (EdD) program relating to the types of occupations this

program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students

who have graduated from this program.

Community College Leadership (EdD)

Adult education professionals in the Community College Leadership specialization

prepare to become scholar-practitioners who can effectively lead successful 21st-century

community colleges. In their coursework, they focus on developing proficiency in many

aspects of the community college mission, including academic transfer programs,

workforce development, developmental education and remediation, continuing education

for professionals, student development, and community service. Educators in this

program learn to use research, data, technology, and strategic planning to make complex

decisions in diverse demographic environments. They also gain the knowledge to develop

collaborative teams to ensure learners meet the accountability standards for completion of

a certificate or degree. Through this EdD specialization, higher education professionals

can prepare to be change agents for social justice and innovation in any community

college program.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Effectively communicate with community college stakeholders. 2. Apply leadership skills associated with strategic planning, budgeting, and

assessment in community colleges.

3. Effectively address diversity in community college programs and policies to support student development and achievement.

4. Utilize current research to address critical issues in community college policies and procedures.

5. Employ appropriate technologies to facilitate learning and innovation in the community college.

6. Facilitate continuous improvement in the community college environment. 7. Collaborate with a range of stakeholders to effect positive social change. 8. Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession.

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Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Study

o Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

o Doctoral Study Completion (5 cr. per term; taken continuously until

completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDDD 8040 - The Community College—Historical Context and Critical Issues • EDDD 8041 - Transformational Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness in

Community Colleges • EDDD 8042 - Contemporary Issues, Challenges, and Trends in Community Colleges • EDDD 8043 - Promoting Student Development and Success in Community Colleges • EDDD 8104 - Managing Resources in Higher Education • EDDD 8105 - Education Law, Policy, and Governance

Residency Requirements

• Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term

7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during

EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2)

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Doctoral Capstone Course

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic

Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of

Education OR EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future

of Education (6-week version)

5 cr.

Complete the EdD residency face-to-face by the

end of Term 3.

2

EDDD 8040 - The Community College—

Historical Context and Critical Issues 5 cr.

EDDD 8041 - Transformational Leadership for

Institutional Effectiveness in Community

Colleges

5 cr.

3

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research

Success (Companion 1) 2 cr.

4

EDDD 8042 - Contemporary Issues, Challenges,

and Trends in Community Colleges 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

5

EDDD 8043 - Promoting Student Development

and Success in Community Colleges 5 cr.

EDDD 8104 - Managing Resources in Higher

Education 5 cr.

6 EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing

for Research (Companion 2) 2 cr.

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RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced

residency face-to-face or virtual in Term 7 or

later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD

8900 or EDDD 8990.

7

EDDD 8105 - Education Law, Policy, and

Governance 2 cr.

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study

Intensive retreat face-to-face during EDDD

8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

8+ EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral

Capstone*

5 cr. per term for a minimum

of four terms; taken

continuously until until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Licensure

The only programs offered by Walden University that are state-approved as leading to

any administrative/leadership license (e.g., assistant principal, principal, teacher leader,

superintendent) is the EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration, which is

approved in Minnesota and Ohio, and the MS in Education, Educational Leadership and

Administration, which is approved in Ohio. Upon successful completion of this program,

Walden can recommend candidates for principal licensure to those respective states. The

Minnesota and Ohio departments of education are solely responsible for reviewing

applications and issuing licenses, and candidates are responsible for completing any

other state requirements beyond completion of Walden's state-approved program.

Individuals interested in principal licensure in states other than Minnesota and Ohio may

qualify for the license by virtue of completing a state-approved program; however,

individuals must review their state's regulations to ensure the program meets all

requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state

program completers.

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Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it

remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure

requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden

coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or

endorsement.

Note on Certification

This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement.

Higher Education and Adult Learning (EdD)

This EdD specialization is designed for professionals who plan to design, develop, and

lead successful adult learning programs within higher education institutions,

corporations, and workforce development settings. Educators in this program examine

adult learning theories, learn best practices for facilitating program planning and

assessment, and develop leadership skills to effectively engage and motivate adults to

create change across their institutions and workplaces. Through applied research and

practical coursework, higher education professionals can develop the expertise to

empower lifelong learners and assess effective learning experiences for adults.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Analyze current research/trends in higher education and adult learning. 2. Apply effective technology strategies to support adult learning. 3. Collaborate with a range of stakeholders to effect positive social change. 4. Apply research strategies for evaluation and assessment. 5. Implement appropriate organizational system changes in response to diverse local

and/or global community needs.

6. Employ leadership strategies that drive and sustain a learning organization. 7. Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completing the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

o Doctoral completion course (5 cr. per term; taken continuously until

completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

• ePortfolio

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Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDDD 8021 - Understanding the Adult Learner • EDDD 8020 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Higher Education and Adult

Learning • EDDD 8022 - Leadership of Higher Education Programs for Adult Learners • EDDD 8103 - eLearning • EDDD 8023 - Program Planning and Assessment • EDDD 8107 - Designing Instruction for eLearning

Residency Requirements

• Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term

7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during

EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2)

Doctoral Capstone Course

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic

Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

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ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of

Education OR EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future

of Education (6-week version)

5 cr.

Complete the EdD residency face-to-face by the

end of Term 3. 2 cr.

2

EDDD 8020 - Contemporary Issues and Trends

in Higher Education and Adult Learning 5 cr.

EDDD 8021 - Understanding the Adult Learner 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research

Success (Companion 1) 2 cr.

4

EDDD 8022 - Leadership of Higher Education

Programs for Adult Learners 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

5

EDDD 8103 - eLearning 5 cr.

EDDD 8023 - Program Planning and

Assessment 5 cr.

6

EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing

for Research (Companion 2) 2 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced

residency face-to-face or virtual in Term 7 or

later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD

8900 or EDDD 8990.

7+ EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral

Capstone*

5 cr. per term for a minimum

of four terms; taken

continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

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To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Licensure

The only programs offered by Walden University that are state-approved as leading to

any administrative/leadership license (e.g., assistant principal, principal, teacher leader,

superintendent) is the EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration, which is

approved in Minnesota and Ohio, and the MS in Education, Educational Leadership and

Administration, which is approved in Ohio. Upon successful completion of this program,

Walden can recommend candidates for principal licensure to those respective states. The

Minnesota and Ohio departments of education are solely responsible for reviewing

applications and issuing licenses, and candidates are responsible for completing any

other state requirements beyond completion of Walden's state-approved program.

Individuals interested in principal licensure in states other than Minnesota and Ohio may

qualify for the license by virtue of completing a state-approved program; however,

individuals must review their state's regulations to ensure the program meets all

requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state

program completers.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it

remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure

requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden

coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or

endorsement.

Note on Certification

This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement.

Higher Education Leadership and Management

(EdD)

Higher education professionals can develop the leadership skills and management

principles needed to lead meaningful and sustainable change across their institutions. The

Higher Education Leadership and Management specialization is designed for individuals

who work in higher education and aspire to administrative, leadership, and/or

management positions. Through their coursework in this EdD specialization, higher

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education professionals focus on the latest research-based methods, policies, and

practices of today's changing landscape of higher education.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

1. Effectively address diversity in higher education programs and policies to support student development.

2. Exhibit leadership in program evaluation, strategic planning/budgeting, and assessment.

3. Utilize current research to address critical issues in higher education. 4. Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. 5. Facilitate continuous improvement within higher education settings. 6. Promote positive social change through leadership. 7. Apply effective technology strategies to support higher education settings. 8. Design research to address educational problems and contribute to the profession.

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30 cr.)

• Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

o Doctoral study course (5 cr. per term; taken continuously until

completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

• ePortfolio

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDDD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st Century • EDDD 8031 - Leading and Managing Instructional Change • EDDD 8032 - Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation in Higher Education • EDDD 8103 - eLearning

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• EDDD 8104 - Managing Resources in Higher Education • EDDD 8105 - Education Law, Policy, and Governance

Residency Requirements

• Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term

7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during

EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2)

Doctoral Study Capstone

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer

(CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval

of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of

Education OR EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future

of Education (6-week version)

5 cr.

Complete the EdD residency face-to-face by the

end of Term 3.

2

EDDD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st

Century 5 cr.

EDDD 8031 - Leading and Managing

Instructional Change 5 cr.

3 RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

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EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research

Success (Companion 1) 2 cr.

4

EDDD 8032 - Strategic Planning and Program

Evaluation in Higher Education 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

5

EDDD 8103 - eLearning 5 cr.

EDDD 8104 - Managing Resources in Higher

Education 5 cr.

6

EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing

for Research (Companion 2) 2 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced

residency face-to-face or virtual in Term 7 or

later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD

8900 or EDDD 8990.

7

EDDD 8105 - Education Law, Policy, and

Governance 5 cr.

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus 2 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study

Intensive retreat face-to-face during EDDD

8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

8+ EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral

Capstone*

5 cr. per term for a minimum

of four terms; taken

continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Higher Education (Self-Designed)—EdD

With this unique specialization option, educational professionals have maximum

flexibility to design an EdD program focusing on higher education that most closely

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matches their personal and professional goals. Students take a core of higher education

courses and are then able to choose any four of 20 specialization courses.

The Higher Education (Self-Designed) specialization is designed for professionals

looking to better understand developments in the higher education field and immediately

apply that knowledge to issues in their classroom, college environment, or learning

organization. Coursework examines:

• Higher education institutions in the 21st century.

• The relevance of current education models.

• How to maximize efficiency, productivity, and sustainability as a leader within

higher education settings.

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

• Research courses (15 cr.)

• Specialization courses (10 cr.)

• Elective courses (20 cr.)

• Completing the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

o Doctoral completion course (5 cr. per term; taken continuously until

completion)

• One face-to-face academic residency

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education OR

• EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education (6-week version)

Research Courses (15 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Specialization Courses (10 cr.)

• EDDD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st Century • EDDD 8104 - Managing Resources in Higher Education

Electives (20 cr.)

Students will select four courses from the following list of EdD and/or PhD in Higher

Education programs:

• Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

• Education Leadership, Management, and Policy

• Adult Learning

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• Community College Leadership

Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

• EDPD 8020 - A New Vision of Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation♦

• EDPD 8021 - Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability: The Sociological, Political, and Economic Factors♦

• EDPD 8022 - Assessing for Individual Growth♦ • EDPD 8023 - Evaluating and Improving Programs, Organizations, and Systems • EDPD 8024 - Dynamics of Communication for Impact and Results • EDPD 8025 - Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Education Leadership, Management, and Policy

• EDDD 8031 - Leading and Managing Instructional Change • EDDD 8032 - Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation in Higher Education • EDDD 8105 - Education Law, Policy, and Governance

Adult Learning

• EDDD 8020 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Higher Education and Adult Learning

• EDDD 8021 - Understanding the Adult Learner • EDDD 8022 - Leadership of Higher Education Programs for Adult Learners • EDDD 8023 - Program Planning and Assessment • EDDD 8103 - eLearning • EDDD 8107 - Designing Instruction for eLearning

Community College Leadership

• EDDD 8040 - The Community College—Historical Context and Critical Issues • EDDD 8041 - Transformational Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness in

Community Colleges • EDDD 8042 - Contemporary Issues, Challenges, and Trends in Community Colleges • EDDD 8043 - Promoting Student Development and Success in Community Colleges

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success (Companion 1) • EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research (Companion 2)

Doctoral Capstone Course

• EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone

Residency Requirements

• Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face by the end of Term 3.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual in Term

7 or later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD 8900 or EDDD 8990.

• Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during

EDDD 8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

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Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDDD 8002 - Leading the Future of

Education OR EDDD 8006 - Leading the Future

of Education (6-week version)

5 cr.

EDDD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st

Century 5 cr.

Complete the EdD required residency face-to-

face by the end of Term 3.

2

EDDD 8104 - Managing Resources in Higher

Education 5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

3

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research

Success (Companion 1) 2 cr.

EDDD/EDPD Elective 5 cr.

4

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDDD/EDPD Elective 5 cr.

5

EDDD/EDPD Elective 5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

6

EDDD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing

for Research (Companion 2) 2 cr.

EDDD/EDPD Elective 5 cr.

Optional: Complete an EdD Advanced

residency face-to-face or virtual in Term 7 or

later, including if you are enrolled in EDDD

8900 or EDDD 8990.

7+

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus 2 cr.

EDDD 8990 - Completing the Doctoral

Capstone*

5 cr. per term for a minimum

of four terms; taken

continuously until

completion

Optional: Complete an EdD Doctoral Study

Intensive retreat face-to-face during EDDD

8990. Contact Academic Advising to register.

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their doctoral study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

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To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred.

PhD in Education--School of Higher Education,

Leadership, and Policy

The PhD in Education is a research-focused program that produces outstanding

professionals who can address the nation's most pressing challenges in the field of

education. Specializations in a variety of established and newly emerging fields and a

general program are available. For those educators whose particular learning interests are

not met by one of the specializations or whose interests are interdisciplinary, The Richard

W. Riley College of Education and Leadership also offers a self-designed specialization

to meet their unique needs.

The PhD in Education learning outcomes will be demonstrated through numerous direct

and indirect measures in each of the PhD specializations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, the education professional will:

1. Synthesize content knowledge, concepts, and principles grounded in a specific educational discipline.

2. Propose interventions based on the analysis of educational needs. 3. Design and conduct research that is grounded in theory and based on previous

research in the field.

4. Conduct research that positively impacts social change. 5. Communicate to multiple audiences via effective oral and written formats. 6. Advocate for social change that integrates diverse perspectives and demonstrates

awareness of global interrelationships.

Specializations

Changing specializations may increase a student's expected time-to-degree completion

and cost.

• Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy

• Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy (Self-Designed)

• Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

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• Core course (5 cr.)

• Specialization courses (30–35 cr.)

• Doctoral support courses (6 cr.)

• Research courses (20 cr.)

• Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral Dissertation course

• Four PhD residencies

Curriculum

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list

on each specialization page.

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Doctoral Support Courses (6 cr.)

• EDPD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8004 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses:

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation

Course Sequence

See each specialization page for the course sequence.

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Doctoral Writing Assessment

Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 or later will

complete the university's required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis.

Designed to evaluate incoming doctoral students' writing skills, this assessment aims to

help prepare incoming doctoral students to meet the university's expectations for writing

at the doctoral level. For more information, click here.

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

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.

In It Together: Balancing School and Life

At Walden, we understand that you likely work full time and may care for children or

other family members. Explore support services designed to help you balance family

commitments with your work and school responsibilities. We're all in it together.

8-Year Maximum Timeframe

Students have 8 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements

[http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=155&navoid=51147]. Students may

petition to extend the 8-year maximum timeframe, but an extension is not guaranteed.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the PhD in Education program relating to the types of occupations this program may

lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program.

Higher Education Leadership, Management,

and Policy--PhD in Education

In this specialization, educators apply effective leadership and management strategies to

facilitate positive social change in higher education. Students research and examine

institutions of higher education from a systemic perspective and learn how internal and

external systems, politics, and policies impact institutional effectiveness, student learning

and development, and the organization's overall development and impact. The focus of

this program is also on helping education professionals develop the leadership and

management skills required to address the needs of a dynamic and expanding higher

education landscape, domestically and internationally.

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The Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy specialization is designed for

professionals in community colleges, private and public liberal arts colleges, distance-

learning institutions, regional and state universities, state and federal agencies, and

national professional associations.

Learning Outcomes

As graduates of this program, students will be prepared to:

1. Implement diversity proficiencies in higher education programs and policies. 2. Exhibit proficiency in the use of higher education law, policy-making process,

and governance.

3. Utilize current research to address domestic and international issues in higher education.

4. Collaborate with a variety of external stakeholders. 5. Apply leadership and management skills to promote organizational development

within higher education settings.

6. Promote positive social change through leadership. 7. Apply effective technology strategies to support higher education settings. 8. Exhibit leadership in program evaluation, strategic planning, and assessment. 9. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research that positively impacts social change.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week version)

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDPD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st Century♦ • EDPD 8031 - Leading and Managing Instructional Change♦ • EDPD 8032 - Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation in Higher Education♦ • EDPD 8033 - The Politics of Higher Education: Policy Development and

Implementation • EDPD 8034 - International Education and Development • EDPD 8042 - Education Law, Policy, and Governance♦

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦

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• RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success • EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer

(CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval

of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of

Education♦ OR EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future

of Education♦ (6 weeks)

5 cr.

EDPD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st

Century♦ 5 cr.

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2

EDPD 8031 - Leading and Managing Instructional

Change♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory,

Design, and Methods♦

5 cr.

3

EDPD 8032 - Strategic Planning and Program

Evaluation in Higher Education♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8033 - The Politics of Higher Education:

Policy Development and Implementation 5 cr.

4

EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

5

EDPD 8034 - International Education and

Development 5 cr.

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 3 cr.

6

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning

and Analysis♦

5 cr.

EDPD 8042 - Education Law, Policy, and

Governance♦ 5 cr.

7

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced

Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH

8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and

Analysis

5 cr.

8+ EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

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Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy (Self-

Designed)

In this specialization, education professionals have the unique ability to design a PhD

program focusing in higher education that closely aligns with their goals. Students take a

core of higher education courses and can then choose any four out of the 20

specialization courses, depending on their specific interests.

Through their coursework in this program, education professionals examine current

practices and problems in higher education institutions. They also examine law, policy,

and governance in the context of higher education leadership. The Higher Education,

Leadership, and Policy (Self-Designed) specialization is intended for educators or

administrators with a desire to conduct original research, contribute to the body of

knowledge in the field, and make an impact on the future of higher education.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Specialization Courses (10 cr.)

• EDPD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st Century♦ • EDPD 8042 - Education Law, Policy, and Governance♦

Electives (20 cr.)

Students will select four courses from the following list of EdD and/or PhD in Higher

Education programs:

• Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

• Education Leadership, Management and Policy

• Adult Learning

• Community College Leadership

Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

• EDPD 8020 - A New Vision of Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation♦

• EDPD 8021 - Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability: The Sociological, Political, and Economic Factors♦

• EDPD 8022 - Assessing for Individual Growth♦ • EDPD 8023 - Evaluating and Improving Programs, Organizations, and Systems • EDPD 8024 - Dynamics of Communication for Impact and Results • EDPD 8025 - Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Education Leadership, Management, and Policy

• EDPD 8031 - Leading and Managing Instructional Change♦

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• EDPD 8032 - Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation in Higher Education♦ • EDPD 8033 - The Politics of Higher Education: Policy Development and

Implementation • EDPD 8034 - International Education and Development

Adult Learning

• EDDD 8020 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Higher Education and Adult Learning

• EDDD 8021 - Understanding the Adult Learner • EDDD 8022 - Leadership of Higher Education Programs for Adult Learners • EDDD 8023 - Program Planning and Assessment • EDPD 8094 - eLearning • EDPD 8097 - Designing Instruction for eLearning

Community College Leadership

• EDDD 8040 - The Community College—Historical Context and Critical Issues • EDDD 8041 - Transformational Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness in

Community Colleges • EDDD 8042 - Contemporary Issues, Challenges, and Trends in Community Colleges • EDDD 8043 - Promoting Student Development and Success in Community Colleges

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8014 - Current Research in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

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Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation *Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously

enrolled until completion of their dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer

(CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University

Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style

Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the

Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on

ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the doctoral study

process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6-week

option)

5 cr.

EDPD 8030 - Higher Education in the 21st Century♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8042 - Education Law, Policy, and Governance♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDDD/EDPD Elective 5 cr.

EDDD/EDPD Elective 5 cr.

EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDDD/EDPD Elective 5 cr.

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 3 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDDD/EDPD Elective 5 cr.

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis, RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning 5 cr.

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and Analysis, RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods

Reasoning and Analysis

EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a minimum

of four terms; taken

continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Organizational Research, Assessment, and

Evaluation- PhD in Education

The focus of this specialization is on helping students create a culture of continuous

improvement within programs and organizations and as individuals. It emphasizes the

theory, trends, and perspectives in the field as well as the role of assessment and

evaluation as a vehicle for positive change. Students in this program engage in hands-on

applied experiences and utilize processes for the rigorous research, assessment, and

evaluation of complex organizational systems through data gathering and analysis. In this

specialization, students evaluate programs systematically to resolve problems and engage

in evidence-based decision making.

Learning Outcomes

As graduates of this program, students will be prepared to:

1. Develop ethically and socially responsible research, evaluation, and assessment practices.

2. Demonstrate the ability to develop a comprehensive assessment plan designed to improve the performance of individuals, programs, and/or institutions.

3. Integrate evidence of sociological, political, and economic considerations in evaluation/assessment proposals.

4. Communicate findings of research in a way that is actionable by organizations and/or individuals.

5. Communicate assessment information appropriately based on the audience and purpose.

6. Demonstrate the ability to plan for a sustainable organizational culture of assessment and improvement.

7. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research that positively impacts social change.

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Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

• EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦

Specialization Courses (30 cr.)

• EDPD 8020 - A New Vision of Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation♦

• EDPD 8021 - Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability: The Sociological, Political, and Economic Factors♦

• EDPD 8022 - Assessing for Individual Growth♦ • EDPD 8023 - Evaluating and Improving Programs, Organizations, and Systems • EDPD 8024 - Dynamics of Communication for Impact and Results • EDPD 8025 - Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Doctoral Support Courses (11 cr.)

• EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success

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• EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research • EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus

Dissertation (20 cr.)

• EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation

Course Sequence

Course Credits

EDPD 8002 - Leading the Future of Education♦ OR

EDPD 8006 - Leading the Future of Education♦ (6 weeks) 5 cr.

EDPD 8020 - A New Vision of Organizational Research,

Assessment, and Evaluation♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8021 - Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability:

The Sociological, Political, and Economic Factors♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8022 - Assessing for Individual Growth♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8023 - Evaluating and Improving Programs,

Organizations, and Systems 5 cr.

EDPD 8113 - Tools for Doctoral Research Success 3 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8024 - Dynamics of Communication for Impact and

Results 5 cr.

EDPD 8114 - Demystifying Doctoral Writing for

Research 3 cr.

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 5 cr.

EDPD 8025 - Building a Culture of Continuous

Improvement 5 cr.

EDPD 8910 - Completing the Prospectus 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative

Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8460 - Advanced

Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

5 cr.

EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until

completion

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Students will be registered for two courses every 11 weeks, following the completion of

their foundation course. Students who wish to reduce their course load during one or

more terms should contact their academic advisor.

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Certification

This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement.

Global and Comparative Education - PhD in

Education

The Global and Comparative Education specialization introduces students to the

practices, policies, and conditions that influence student learning, impact education

systems, and shape societies around the world. Through a mixed-model format, students

will learn to develop, analyze, and implement new educational policies in a variety of

multicultural settings while examining learning systems and strategies in specific

international regions. Graduates of this program will be prepared to lead their

organizations through the societal and cultural changes that result from globalization and

its impacts on education.

Degree Requirements

• 96 total quarter credit hours

• Foundation courses (12 cr.)

• KAMs and/or courses and Research Sequence (64 cr.)

• Satisfactory progress in all SBSF 8100 registrations

• Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentations (20 cr.)

• 16 units of academic residency

• Minimum 8–10 quarters enrollment

• ePortfolio

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Curriculum (96 cr.)

Foundation Courses (12 cr.)

• EDUC 8110 - Development of the Scholar-Practitioner • EDUC 8111 - Principles of Social Change • EDUC 8112 - Social Change in Education

Specialized KAMs V-VI (24 cr.)

Specialized KAM V: Global and Comparative Perspectives on

Intelligence, Learning, and Motivation (12 cr.)

What types of learning opportunities are provided in specific national and cultural

contexts, for whom, and for what purposes? How does cultural diversity within a society

impact learning opportunities? In this KAM, educators adopt a global and comparative

educational perspective to compare, contrast, and synthesize theory and research on

intelligence, learning, and motivation. Using this perspective, educators propose

innovations to improve educational opportunities in specific national or local settings

within a global context.

Specialized KAM VI: Global and Transcultural Learning Institutions (12

cr.)

In this KAM, educators examine critical issues in the organization and planning of

learning institutions through a framework of cross-cultural, multinational, and/or

international contexts. Educators focus on comparative analysis of programs, purposes,

and processes and the movement toward global standardization of school subjects, testing

and assessment, and professional knowledge requirements. Candidates analyze the global

interconnectedness and potential impact of economic, political, and social systems on

local and societal educational practice and programs to promote positive social change.

Core Courses (24 cr.)

• EDUC 8113 - The Learner Across the Lifespan • EDUC 8114 - Learning and Instruction • EDUC 8115 - Assessment and Accountability in Education • EDUC 8116 - Leadership in a Global Society • EDUC 8117 - Educational Organizations and Contexts • EDUC 8118 - Innovation and Change in Education

Core Research Sequence (15 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly

readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors

guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or

8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200 or

8210 and RSCH 8300 or 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or

attending Residency 3. • RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

OR

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦

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• RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ • RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

OR

• RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Advanced Research Courses (5 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research

course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative,

and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced

research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.

Students are required to complete one of the following courses: • RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis • RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

Dissertation (20 cr.)

• EDUC 9001 - Dissertation

Note on Certification

This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement.

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College of Health Sciences

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School of Health Sciences

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Bachelor’s Degree Programs

BS in Health Studies

Walden University's BS in Health Studies program is designed to empower students as

critical and creative thinkers who are capable of addressing the health needs of local and

global communities through the delivery of healthcare services. Students will gain the

knowledge base required to understand and anticipate the continuing changes in the

healthcare industry and prepare health professionals to work within a variety of

healthcare settings.

Learning Outcomes

Roman numerals in parentheses at the end of each learning outcome indicate alignment to

the Walden University outcomes.

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate health and wellness promotion initiatives. (II, IV, V, VI) 2. Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and

outside of the United States. (II, IV, V, VI)

3. Evaluate health-related research and research methods. (IV, V, VI) 4. Explain how a variety of factors (including behavioral theories, social and cultural

factors and epidemiological principles) impact health. (II, IV, V, IX)

5. Assess public and global health issues across class, race, ethnicity and culture. (I, IV, V, VI, VIII, IX)

6. Demonstrate the skills needed to create effective health programs and services (inclusive of program planning, healthcare management and program evaluation).

(II, III, IV, V, VI)

7. Demonstrate effective communication skills necessary to advance social change in health education and promotion. (I, II, VIII)

Concentrations

• General Program

• Child Development

• Disaster and Emergency Management

• Health and Cultural Diversity

• Health Communication

• Health Informatics

• Healthcare Management

• Health Promotion and Wellness

• Health Psychology and Behavior

• Self-Designed

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

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• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (0–25 cr., depending on concentration)

• Elective courses (50–75 cr., depending on concentration)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Curriculum

General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in

order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to

select 3000 or 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students

should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program

requirements.

First Term Course (6 cr.)

• HMNT 1001 - Living and Learning in a Technological World

Core Courses (55 cr.)

• HLTH 1000 - Concepts of Health Promotion♦

• HLTH 1005 - Context of Healthcare Delivery♦

• HLTH 2110 - Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare♦

• HLTH 2500 - Theories of Health Behavior • HLTH 3115 - Public and Global Health♦

• HLTH 4000 - Introduction to Healthcare Management♦

• HLTH 4200 - Principles of Epidemiology • HLTH 4205 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis • HLTH 4380 - Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness♦

• PUBH 4030 - Planning Public Health Programs♦

• PUBH 4100 - Evaluating Public Health Programs♦

Electives (50–75 cr.)

Students following a specific concentration are to select 10 additional courses to fulfill

the elective requirement; students choosing the General Program select 15 additional

courses. Students may choose courses from general education, BS in Health Studies, or

other Walden bachelor's degree programs. Students may also be eligible to transfer

previous credit to meet their elective requirements. These credits of electives are in

addition to the 5-credit general education elective.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course (5 cr.)

• HLTH 4900 - Capstone

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Note on Certification

The BS in Health Studies concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness has been

designed to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) to prepare students

to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Walden

enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams;

however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply

with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or

she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion

of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national

certification. For more information about the CHES exam, students should

visit http://www.nchec.org.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the BS in Health Studies program relating to the types of occupations this program

may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program.

General Program - BS in Health Studies

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Elective courses (75 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Elective Courses (75 cr.)

Choose 15 courses from the general education, BS in Health Studies, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 75 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level to

meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select

3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options. Students

should consult with their academic advisor if they have questions about individual

program requirements.

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Child Development - BS in Health Studies

This concentration is designed to engage and empower adult learners who are interested

in learning about how our environment shapes and influences the health and development

of children. Special focus is placed on cultural diversity; family and community

influences; and social, cognitive, and emotional challenges as they relate to the

behavioral growth and the development of children.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (45 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• EDUC 1004 - Child Development♦ • EDUC 1005 - Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition♦ • EDUC 1006 - Child, Family, and Community Relationships♦ • EDUC 3203 - Infant/Toddler Mental Health♦ • EDUC 4004 - Children With Special Needs♦ • EDUC 4005 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity♦

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification or licensure. Walden makes

no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this

program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to

obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are

enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or

obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to

contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary

advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program

requirements; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and

comply with all state and school district requirements.

Disaster and Emergency Management - BS in

Health Studies

Emergency management is geared toward helping individuals and communities prevent,

prepare for, and recover from natural and manmade disasters. A professional in this field

may be charged with preparing and organizing communities for natural and manmade

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catastrophes and for building disaster-resilient communities. This includes spearheading

and managing activities through each phase of the disaster and emergency management

process, from prevention to preparation, relief, and recovery.

Students in this concentration will broaden their knowledge and skills in disaster

management and examine threats to public health safety. Students can:

• Learn how to develop long-term measures for reducing risk and preventing future

disasters.

• Discover effective methods for leading relief efforts and mobilizing resources

when disasters strike, including assessing the needs of victims in emergency

situations.

• Examine the importance of disaster and emergency management to homeland

security.

• Gain a broader understanding of response tactics associated with terrorism and

weapons of mass destruction.

The Disaster and Emergency Management concentration is a great choice for students

who are interested in working within a nonprofit or federal agency, such as FEMA; the

U.S. military; a private corporation; or a public health organization.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (45 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• CRJS 4202 - Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response♦ • CRJS 4301 - Terrorism♦ • CRJS 4302 - Critical Incidents and Cross-Agency Coordination♦ • CRJS 4303 - WMD and Disaster Response♦ • CRJS 4402 - Planning and Budgeting♦ • PREL 4103 - Crisis Communications♦

Health and Cultural Diversity - BS in Health

Studies

The U.S. is growing increasingly diverse. To work effectively as a health professional in

today's multicultural world requires individuals to be able to practice within diverse

settings and across cultures. This concentration allows students to examine the socio-

cultural factors that impact health, such as ethnicity, culture, religion, education,

communication, and gender and prepares them to anticipate and overcome challenges in

cross-cultural situations.

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Note: Students who choose this concentration should complete PSYC 1001 - Introduction

to Psychology as a general education course or as an elective.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (45 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• COMM 4001 - Intercultural Communication♦ • PSYC 3005 - Racial and Ethnic Identities♦ • PSYC 4001 - Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology♦ • PSYC 4008 - Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building♦ • SOCI 2001 - Multicultural Dimensions of Society♦

And choose one of the following courses:

• PSYC 3006 - Psychology of Gender♦ • RELG 2001 - World Religions♦

Health Communication - BS in Health Studies

Health communication plays an important role in shaping public opinion and influencing

health behavior. This concentration prepares health professionals to develop, implement,

and evaluate health information for diverse audiences in a variety of settings through a

multidisciplinary approach. Students learn about communication theory, techniques,

technologies, and channels, as well as how to design various forms of communication

through instruction in health, communications, education, public relations, and

instructional design.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (45 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• COMM 1003 - Introduction to Mass Communication♦ • COMM 4001 - Intercultural Communication♦ • HLTH 4380 - Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness♦

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Choose three of the following courses:

• COMM 2002 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking♦ • COMM 2003 - Writing for the Digital Age♦ • ENGL 2002 - Professional Writing for Successful Communication♦ • MEDC 3001 - Communicating Through Media and Technology♦ • MEDC 4102 - Emerging Media and Global Communication♦ • MEDC 4103 - Emerging Media Design♦ • PREL 3001 - Principles of Public Relations♦ • PSPA 4030 - Communication for Social Change♦ • PUBH 4000 - Public Health Education and Communication♦

Elective Courses (45 cr.)

Choose nine courses from Health Studies, other Walden undergraduate programs, or

general education. At least 5 credits must be at the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level. Students

may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level to

meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select

3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options. Students

should consult with their academic advisor if they have questions about individual

program requirements.

Health Informatics - BS in Health Studies

Digital medical records require operating systems that will protect confidential patient

information. This concentration will help students understand the technology

infrastructure that underlies information systems, gain access to key Internet services and

applications, and learn to prevent information security network attacks. In this

concentration, students will explore basic approaches to computer forensics, analyze

information systems for evidence of illegal or inappropriate activities, and consider the

legal, ethical, and policy implications of forensic techniques. This concentration will

broaden the skills needed for a position as a hospital network and systems information

security department administrator, network and systems administrator, data

communication analyst, or medical records and health information technician.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (45 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• BUSI 1002 - Introduction to Management and Leadership♦

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• CMIS 4101 - Information Security and Privacy♦ • CMIS 4302 - Patient Records Practice and Policy♦ • CMIS 4303 - Healthcare Information Systems Applications♦ • ITEC 1010 - IT Infrastructure♦ • ITEC 3020 - Computer Security Fundamentals♦

Healthcare Management - BS in Health Studies

The Healthcare Management concentration is ideal for those individuals who wish to

develop fundamental management and leadership skills that translate to a variety of

employment settings. The concentration integrates coursework in business

administration, leadership, organizational theory and behavior, and healthcare

management in order to prepare 21st-century health professionals who can lead

effectively, reason critically, act ethically, and advance their professions, organizations,

and communities.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (25 cr.)

• Elective courses (50 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (25 cr.)

• HLTH 2120 - Health Informatics♦ • HLTH 3105 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 3110 - Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice♦ • HLTH 4100 - Healthcare Organization Theory and Behavior♦ • HLTH 4520 - Healthcare Finance

Electives (50 cr.)

Choose 10 courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 50 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level to

meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select

3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options. Students

should consult with their academic advisor if they have questions about individual

program requirements.

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Health Promotion and Wellness - BS in Health

Studies

Rooted in the findings of the Healthy People 2020 study, the Health Promotion and

Wellness concentration prepares students to educate individuals and communities on

issues of health. Exploring the areas of nutrition, exercise, stress management, and mental

health, coursework in this concentration examines how fundamental wellness principles

affect overall health. The curriculum focuses on recent topics and trends of concern to

professionals in the field today and helps students build knowledge that can be applied to

careers across a wide range of industries.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (25 cr.)

• Elective courses (50 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (25 cr.)

• HLTH 4300 - Personal Health and Wellness♦ • HLTH 4320 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan♦ • HLTH 4340 - Fit and Well: Core Concepts in Exercise Science♦ • HLTH 4360 - Stress Management and Wellness♦ • PUBH 4000 - Public Health Education and Communication♦

Electives (50 cr.)

Choose 10 courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 50 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level to

meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select

3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options. Students

should consult with their academic advisor if they have questions about individual

program requirements.

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Health Psychology and Behavior - BS in Health

Studies

The challenges of health and well-being in today's world require health professionals

equipped to understand the social, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive factors associated

with disease, illness, and injury. These factors may vary by geography, culture,

race/ethnicity, or human experience. This concentration is designed to give students the

academic preparation necessary to influence health behavior and affect health outcomes.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (25 cr.)

• Elective courses (50 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (25 cr.)

• PSYC 1001 - Introduction to Psychology♦ • PSYC 2001 - Cross-Cultural Psychology♦ • PSYC 2005 - Social Influences on Behavior♦ • PSYC 4001 - Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology♦ • PSYC 4006 - Global Perspectives in Psychology♦

Elective Courses (50 cr.)

Choose 10 courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 50 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level to

meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select

3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options. Students

should consult with their academic advisor if they have questions about individual

program requirements.

Self-Designed - BS in Health Studies

The Self-Designed concentration is ideal for those students who want a broad view and

grounding in a variety of health-related subject areas. Students may choose six courses

from any of the existing BS in Health Services concentrations listed. Students may also

petition to use alternate upper-division courses.

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Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education (46 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (45 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

Choose six courses from any of the current BS in Health Sciences concentration courses

listed below. At least three of these courses must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Example of Self-Designed concentration: • CMIS 2001 - Internet Computing♦ • EDUC 1006 - Child, Family, and Community Relationships♦ • EDUC 4004 - Children With Special Needs♦ • PSYC 2004 - Motivation and Emotion♦ • PSYC 2005 - Social Influences on Behavior♦ • PSYC 4001 - Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology♦

List of BS in Health Studies Concentration Courses

• CMIS 1001 - Introduction to Information Systems♦ • CMIS 1002 - Information Technology Infrastructure♦ • CMIS 2001 - Internet Computing♦ • CMIS 4101 - Information Security and Privacy♦ • CMIS 4302 - Patient Records Practice and Policy♦ • CMIS 4303 - Healthcare Information Systems Applications♦ • COMM 1003 - Introduction to Mass Communication♦ • CRJS 4202 - Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response♦ • CRJS 4301 - Terrorism♦ • CRJS 4302 - Critical Incidents and Cross-Agency Coordination♦ • CRJS 4303 - WMD and Disaster Response♦ • CRJS 4402 - Planning and Budgeting♦ • EDUC 1004 - Child Development♦ • EDUC 1005 - Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition♦ • EDUC 1006 - Child, Family, and Community Relationships♦ • EDUC 3203 - Infant/Toddler Mental Health♦ • EDUC 4004 - Children With Special Needs♦ • EDUC 4005 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity♦ • ENGL 2002 - Professional Writing for Successful Communication♦ • MEDC 3001 - Communicating Through Media and Technology♦ • MEDC 4102 - Emerging Media and Global Communication♦ • MEDC 4103 - Emerging Media Design♦ • PREL 3001 - Principles of Public Relations♦ • PREL 4103 - Crisis Communications♦ • PSYC 1001 - Introduction to Psychology♦ • PSYC 2004 - Motivation and Emotion♦ • PSYC 2005 - Social Influences on Behavior♦

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• PSYC 3005 - Racial and Ethnic Identities♦ • PSYC 3006 - Psychology of Gender♦ • PSYC 4001 - Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology♦ • PSYC 4006 - Global Perspectives in Psychology♦ • PSYC 4008 - Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building♦ • RELG 2001 - World Religions♦ • SOCI 2001 - Multicultural Dimensions of Society♦

BS in Healthcare Management

The BS in Healthcare Management prepares students to effectively direct, manage, and

evaluate health services, organizations, and programs within a variety of settings, such as

hospitals, clinics, nursing and retirement communities, physician's offices, corporations,

and nonprofit organizations. Students gain skills and competencies necessary to

effectively lead healthcare organizations in the 21st century and to improve the quality,

safety, and delivery of health services. Because of the evolving U.S. health system, the

aging population, and the projected shortage of healthcare professionals, there is a

growing need for healthcare administrators. Demand and opportunity for those with even

bachelor's-level training will crescendo over the next decade.

Learning Outcomes

Roman numerals in parentheses at the end of each learning outcome indicate alignment to

the Walden University outcomes.

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States. (I, IV, V, VI, VIII, IX)

2. Evaluate health-related research and research methods. (V, VI) 3. Analyze how population health impacts healthcare (including behavioral,

demographic, and cultural factors). (IV, V, VI)

4. Explain how different factors impact the delivery of healthcare services (including technology, legal, and ethical factors). (IV, V, VII)

5. Evaluate the interprofessional approach to healthcare delivery. (II, VIII) 6. Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspective of

patient and practitioner. (IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX)

7. Analyze evidence-based factors that impact a healthcare organization's performance, quality, and safety. (II, IV, V, VI)

8. Apply foundational healthcare economic evaluation and financial management skills. (II, IV, V, VI)

9. Apply strategic planning methods to healthcare organizations (including planning, implementing, and marketing). (II, III, IV, V, VI)

10. Evaluate human resource methods of managing healthcare employees. (II, IV, V, VI, VII, IX)

11. Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare financial issues (including insurance, reimbursement, and prospective payment). (II, IV, V, VI)

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Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General Education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (85 cr.)

• Elective courses (45 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Curriculum

General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in

order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to

select 3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options.

Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual

program requirements.

First Term Course (6 cr.)

• HMNT 1001 - Living and Learning in a Technological World

Core Courses (85 cr.)

• ACCT 1004 - Fundamentals of Accounting♦ • HLTH 1000 - Concepts of Health Promotion♦ • HLTH 1005 - Context of Healthcare Delivery♦

OR

• MMHA 5050 - U.S. Healthcare Delivery System

• HLTH 2110 - Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 2120 - Health Informatics♦ • HLTH 3100 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare♦

OR

• MMHA 5300 - Law, Ethics, and Policy in Healthcare Administration

• HLTH 3105 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 3110 - Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice♦ • HLTH 3510 - Health Insurance and Reimbursement • HLTH 4000 - Introduction to Healthcare Management♦ • HLTH 4100 - Healthcare Organization Theory and Behavior♦ • HLTH 4110 - Healthcare Quality and Safety♦

OR

• MMHA 5900 - Healthcare Quality Management♦

• HLTH 4115 - Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 4120 - Managing the Healthcare Workforce♦

OR

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• MMHA 5500 - Human Resource Management and Organizational Development and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators♦

• HLTH 4205 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis • HLTH 4520 - Healthcare Finance • HLTH 4530 - Healthcare Economics From a Population Health Perspective

Electives (45 cr.)

Choose eight courses from general education, BS in Health Studies, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 45 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Note: RN-BSN courses are not available to students outside the RN-BSN program.

Capstone Course (5 cr.)

• HLTH 4900 - Capstone

Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the BS in Healthcare Management program relating to the types of occupations this

program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students

who have graduated from this program.

BS in Public Health

From disaster relief to disease prevention and child-wellness programs, public health

professionals facilitate the conditions for a healthy, productive, and safe society. Create a

positive effect on local, national, or international communities with Walden's Bachelor of

Science in Public Health.

The BS in Public Health degree may be the ideal tool to help you create meaningful

social change in your community and in the world. This program helps prepare you to

meet the growing need for formally trained, caring public health professionals who can

address critical 21st-century global health challenges to improve the health of

populations. Rooted in the principles and competencies of public health, the curriculum

prepares students to translate and apply course content into practice. Students learn about

a range of issues impacting population health and healthcare systems, including

environmental health, disease prevention, health informatics, global health, ethics, health

management, and behavioral and cultural issues.

Choose to complete a general program of study (which allows students to apply transfer

credit) or select a concentration to deepen the understanding of a pertinent area of public

health. Gain "real world" experience by choosing to complete an optional service learning

project, field experience, or study abroad opportunity. This program also provides a solid

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foundation and fast track for individuals who would like to pursue an advanced degree in

public health, such as the Master of Public Health (MPH) or doctorate in public health.

Learning Outcomes

Roman numerals in parentheses at the end of each learning outcome indicate alignment to

the Walden University outcomes.

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. Explain the historical development and contemporary context of public health, including the infrastructure and organization of public health systems. (VI)

2. Critically examine the role of public health in protecting and promoting the health of populations locally and globally. (II, VI)

3. Analyze social, political, and economical issues, which impact public health and healthcare delivery systems within and outside of the United States. (I, IV)

4. Explain the biological effects of infections and chronic diseases on the human body.

5. Explain basic epidemiological principles used to study patterns of disease and injury among diverse populations.

6. Evaluate health-related research and research methods. (IV, V) 7. Analyze the theoretical models including how social, behavioral, cultural, and

environmental factors impact behavior change. (IX)

8. Demonstrate the skills necessary to create effective public health programs and services (including program planning, healthcare management, and program

evaluation). (II, III, IV, VI)

9. Analyze legal, regulatory, and ethical issues that impact public health practice. (VII)

10. Articulate how public health policy is developed and how individuals and groups influence policy change. (I, II, III, IV, IX)

11. Demonstrate effective communication and problem-solving skills necessary for addressing contemporary global public health issues and to promote social

change. (I, IV, VI, VIII, X)

Concentrations

• General Program

• Child Development

• Disaster and Emergency Management

• Health and Cultural Diversity

• Health Communication

• Health Informatics

• Healthcare Management

• Health Promotion and Wellness

• Health Psychology and Behavior

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

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• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Concentration courses (0–25 cr., depending on concentration)

• Elective courses (25–50 cr., depending on concentration)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Curriculum

General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: At least three general education courses taken must be taken at the 3000 level or

higher, including SOCI 4080.

First Term Course (6 cr.)

• HMNT 1001 - Living and Learning in a Technological World

Core Courses (80 cr.)

• HLTH 1005 - Context of Healthcare Delivery♦ • HLTH 2110 - Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 2500 - Theories of Health Behavior • HLTH 3100 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 3115 - Public and Global Health♦ • HLTH 4000 - Introduction to Healthcare Management♦ • HLTH 4200 - Principles of Epidemiology • HLTH 4205 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis • HLTH 4530 - Healthcare Economics From a Population Health Perspective • PUBH 1000 - Foundations of Public Health♦ • PUBH 3000 - Environmental Health♦ • PUBH 3100 - Human Disease and Prevention♦ • PUBH 4000 - Public Health Education and Communication♦ • PUBH 4030 - Planning Public Health Programs♦ • PUBH 4100 - Evaluating Public Health Programs♦ • PUBH 4200 - Public Health Policy for Social Change♦

Concentration Courses (0-25 cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the course list

on each concentration page.

Electives (25-50 cr.)

Electives are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the elective

requirements on each concentration page.

Capstone Course (5 cr.)

• HLTH 4900 - Capstone

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the BS in Public Health program relating to the types of occupations this program

may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program.

General Program - BS in Public Health

The General concentration is ideal for those students who want a broad view and

grounding in a variety of health-related subject areas. Students may choose four to six

courses from any of the courses offered in the School of Health Sciences or listed under

the BS in Public Health concentrations below. Students may also petition to use alternate

upper-division courses.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credits

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Elective courses (50 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Electives (50 cr.)

Choose 10 courses from general education general education, BS in Health Studies, or

other Walden bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 50 to meet the

program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet

their elective requirements.\

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Child Development - BS in Public Health

This concentration is designed to engage and empower adult learners who are interested

in learning about how our environment shapes and influences the health and development

of children. Special focus is placed on cultural diversity; family and community

influences; and social, cognitive, and emotional challenges as they relate to the

behavioral growth and the development of children.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

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• Elective courses (20 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• EDUC 1004 - Child Development♦ • EDUC 1005 - Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition♦ • EDUC 1006 - Child, Family, and Community Relationships♦ • EDUC 3203 - Infant/Toddler Mental Health♦ • EDUC 4004 - Children With Special Needs♦ • EDUC 4005 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity♦

Electives (20 cr.)

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 20 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although

this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to

complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this

program.

Disaster and Emergency Management - BS in

Public Health

Hurricanes. Pandemic flu. Tsunamis. Terrorism. Whether spawned by Mother Nature or

human-made, disasters can occur anywhere at any time. Nations are in need of

professionals trained in a variety of disciplines to gain the skills to prepare and organize

communities and to build disaster-resilient communities. The Disaster and Emergency

Management concentration will broaden students' knowledge and skills in disaster

management and will examine threats to public health safety. The concentration also

serves as a valuable springboard for students who wish to pursue a graduate-level degree

in public health, emergency management, public administration, or criminal justice.

Note: FEMA's Emergency Management Institute provides free program resources and

materials in addition to training for all universities that develop programs or certificates

relating to emergency management. This initiative is called the FEMA Emergency

Management Higher Education Program. For more information, go to:

http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/ or training.fema.gov/.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education courses (46 cr.)

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• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (20 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• CRJS 4202 - Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response♦ • CRJS 4302 - Critical Incidents and Cross-Agency Coordination♦ • CRJS 4402 - Planning and Budgeting♦ • HLTH 4050 - Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management♦ • PREL 4103 - Crisis Communications♦

Choose One

• CRJS 4301 - Terrorism♦ • CRJS 4303 - WMD and Disaster Response♦

Electives (20 cr.)

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 20 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although

this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to

complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this

program.

Health and Cultural Diversity - BS in Public

Health

The U.S. is growing increasingly diverse. To work effectively as a health professional in

today's multicultural world requires individuals to be able to practice within diverse

settings and across cultures. This concentration allows students to examine the

sociocultural factors that affect health, such as ethnicity, culture, religion, education,

communication, and gender and prepares them to anticipate and overcome challenges in

cross-cultural situations.

Note: Students who choose this concentration should complete PSYC 1001 - Introduction

to Psychology as a general education course or as an elective.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

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• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (20 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• COMM 4001 - Intercultural Communication♦ • PSYC 3005 - Racial and Ethnic Identities♦ • PSYC 4001 - Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology♦ • PSYC 4008 - Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building♦ • SOCI 2001 - Multicultural Dimensions of Society♦

And choose one of the following:

• PSYC 3006 - Psychology of Gender♦ • RELG 2001 - World Religions♦

Electives (20 cr.)

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 20 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although

this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to

complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this

program.

Health Communication - BS in Public Health

Health communication plays an important role in shaping public opinion and influencing

health behavior. This concentration prepares health professionals to develop, implement,

and evaluate health information for diverse audiences in a variety of settings through a

multidisciplinary approach. Students learn about communication theory, techniques,

technologies, and channels, as well as how to design various forms of communication

through instruction in health, communications, education, public relations, and

instructional design.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (20 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

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Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• COMM 1003 - Introduction to Mass Communication♦ • COMM 4001 - Intercultural Communication♦ • HLTH 4380 - Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness♦

Choose three of the following courses:

• COMM 2002 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking♦ • COMM 2003 - Writing for the Digital Age♦ • ENGL 2002 - Professional Writing for Successful Communication♦ • MEDC 3001 - Communicating Through Media and Technology♦ • MEDC 4101 - Leveraging Emerging Media for Mass Communication♦ • MEDC 4102 - Emerging Media and Global Communication♦ • MEDC 4103 - Emerging Media Design♦ • PREL 3001 - Principles of Public Relations♦ • PREL 4103 - Crisis Communications♦ • PSPA 4030 - Communication for Social Change♦ • PUBH 4000 - Public Health Education and Communication♦

Electives (20 cr.)

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 20 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this

program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to complete a

minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Health Informatics - BS in Public Health

Digital medical records require operating systems that will protect confidential patient

information. This concentration helps students understand the technology infrastructure

that underlies information systems, gain access to key Internet services and applications,

and learn to prevent information security network attacks. In this concentration, students

explore basic approaches to computer forensics, analyze information systems for

evidence of illegal or inappropriate activities, and consider the legal, ethical, and policy

implications of forensic techniques. This concentration broadens the skills needed for a

position as a hospital network and systems information security department

administrator, network and systems administrator, data communication analyst, or

medical records and health information technician.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

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• Elective courses (20 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (30 cr.)

• BUSI 1002 - Introduction to Management and Leadership♦ • CMIS 4101 - Information Security and Privacy♦ • CMIS 4302 - Patient Records Practice and Policy♦ • CMIS 4303 - Healthcare Information Systems Applications♦ • ITEC 1010 - IT Infrastructure♦ • ITEC 3020 - Computer Security Fundamentals♦

Electives (20 cr.)

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 20 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although

this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to

complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this

program.

Healthcare Management - BS in Public Health

The Healthcare Management concentration is ideal for those individuals who wish to

develop fundamental management and leadership skills that translate to a variety of

employment settings. The concentration integrates coursework in business

administration, leadership, organizational theory and behavior, and healthcare

management to prepare 21st-century health professionals who can lead effectively,

reason critically, act ethically, and advance their professions, organizations, and

communities.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Concentration courses (30 cr.)

• Elective courses (20 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

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Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (25 cr.)

• HLTH 3110 - Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice♦ • HLTH 3510 - Health Insurance and Reimbursement • HLTH 4100 - Healthcare Organization Theory and Behavior♦ • HLTH 4115 - Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 4520 - Healthcare Finance

Electives (25 cr.)

Choose five courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 25 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although

this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to

complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this

program.

Health Promotion and Wellness - BS in Public

Health

The concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness prepares students to help raise

health literacy among individuals and populations. Coursework, which is rooted in the

findings of the Healthy People 2020 project, examines how factors such as nutrition,

exercise, stress management, and mental health affect wellness and overall health.

Students learn fundamental wellness principles and explore best practices for the design

and development of effective health promotion strategies. By analyzing current issues

and research in health and wellness, students build a body of knowledge that they can

apply to a broad spectrum of health careers.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Concentration courses (25 cr.)

• Elective courses (25 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (25 cr.)

• HLTH 4300 - Personal Health and Wellness♦

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• HLTH 4320 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan♦ • HLTH 4340 - Fit and Well: Core Concepts in Exercise Science♦ • HLTH 4360 - Stress Management and Wellness♦ • HLTH 4380 - Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness♦

Elective Courses (25 cr.)

Choose five courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 25 to meet the program

requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although

this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to

complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this

program.

Health Psychology and Behavior - BS in Public

Health

The challenges of health and well-being in today's world require health professionals

equipped to understand the social, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive factors associated

with disease, illness, and injury. These factors may vary by geography, culture,

race/ethnicity, or human experience. This concentration is designed to give students the

academic preparation necessary to influence health behavior and affect health outcomes.

Degree Requirements

• 181 total quarter credit hours

• General education courses (46 cr.)

• Core courses (80 cr.)

• Concentration courses (25 cr.)

• Elective courses (25 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Concentration Courses (25 cr.)

• PSYC 1001 - Introduction to Psychology♦ • PSYC 2001 - Cross-Cultural Psychology♦ • PSYC 2005 - Social Influences on Behavior♦ • PSYC 4001 - Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology♦ • PSYC 4006 - Global Perspectives in Psychology♦

Electives (25 cr.)

Choose five courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden

bachelor's degree programs. Elective credits should total 25 to meet the program

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requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their

elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although

this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to

complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this

program.

Other Undergraduate Options

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Programs

Walden University offers opportunities for undergraduate students to accelerate time to

the completion of a master's degree. This option, called Accelerate Into Master's (AIM),

allows undergraduate students to complete graduate-level courses, upon approval of their

advisor, that will fulfill the requirements for their undergraduate program as well as

graduate requirements for a future master's program.

When undergraduate students attempt a 5000-level course, they may earn a C in the

graduate-level course but only a grade of B or better will carry over to the graduate

program. Students who receive a C grade will be awarded a grade of C*, which will

permit the grade to be used toward the undergraduate-level requirement but not toward

the master's-level requirement. Students who do not pass their AIM class are not

permitted to continue taking 5000-level courses. Later admission to the master's program

requires that students must repeat that course as a master's student.

Requirements

Walden University offers several opportunities for undergraduate students in certain

programs to accelerate time to completion in certain master's degree programs.

1. Undergraduates can complete no more than 50% of the total courses required for master's degree completion, excluding thesis, practicum, or capstone. (Individual

programs determine specific eligible courses and some programs may limit the

number of courses available.)

2. To be eligible to begin AIM courses, students must: a. Have an overall GPA equal to that required for admission to the associated

master's degree.*BS AIM track students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and have a

transfer GPA of at least 2.5 (if transferring credits).

b. Have completed a minimum of 90 credits and any specific core requirements

associated with their bachelor's program listed below. (Individual programs may

determine additional prerequisites.) *BS in Psychology AIM track students do not

need to meet this requirement.

c. Be in good financial standing.

d. Not have any incompletes.

3. AIM courses are (5000-level) graduate courses.*

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a. Tuition for these courses is charged at the undergraduate rate.

b. Courses taken as an undergraduate count as fulfilling undergraduate degree

requirements.

c. Grades for graduate courses taken as an undergraduate are incorporated into the

undergraduate GPA.

4. Students must get a B or better in each course to have that course applied to the master's program.

o Students who do not earn a grade of C or better will not be allowed to take

any more 5000-level courses. Later admission to the master's program

requires that the student must repeat that course as a master's student. *BS

in Psychology AIM track students may retake an AIM course a second

time if they failed the first time; they must earn a grade of C or better the

second time in order to stay in the AIM track program.

5. Students are expected to maintain the undergraduate GPA expected for admission to the associated master's program.

o Falling below this GPA prevents the student from taking any additional

graduate courses as an undergraduate student.

6. Upon completion of the undergraduate program requirements, students should file an Intent to Graduate form.

7. Students who complete these courses successfully are not required to pursue the master's degree and/or may defer enrollment to a future date. Transfer of credit

policies, including those related to expiration, would apply.

Taking AIM courses does not guarantee admission into a master's program. Upon

admission to the master's program, all AIM graduate courses completed with a B or better

are applied to graduate program. The graduate GPA is calculated based only on those

graduate courses taken as a graduate student.

Institutional coursework expires within 10 years unless otherwise notated by the

individual academic unit or program.

Undergraduate students may complete AIM courses to fulfill elective credits, as course

substitutions approved by the program director, or they may elect a second concentration

within their program of study that is designed for AIM completion. Students are

encouraged to consult with academic advising on the most appropriate plan for their

program and academic goals, such as their future master's program and time to

completion.

*Note: Graduate students cannot register for AIM courses.

AIM Program Chart

Master's program Eligible courses

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Education and Professional Licensure

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MS in Early Childhood Studies

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• EDUC 5005 - Foundations:

Early Childhood Studies

• EDUC 5160 - Early Childhood

Development

• EDUC 5161 - Effective

Programs and Practices

• EDUC 5162 - Issues and

Trends in the Early Childhood

Field

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

MS in Instructional Design and Technology

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• EDUC 5105 - Organizations,

Innovation, and Change

• EDUC 5115 - Learning

Theories and Instruction

• EIDT 5100 - Instructional

Design

• EIDT 5110 - Advanced

Instructional Design

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

MS in Health Education and Promotion

Choose up to 4 courses.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• HLTH 5005 - Perspectives on

Health and the Developing

Professional*

• HLTH 5110 - Exploring

Health Education in the 21st

Century♦

• HLTH 5205 - Assessing

Community Needs for Health

Education♦

• HLTH 5412 - Health

Education and Communication

Strategies♦**

*This course MUST be taken first.

**HLTH 5005, HLTH 5110, and

HLTH 5205 must be taken before

HLTH 5412.

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• MMHA 5050 - U.S.

Healthcare Delivery System

• MMHA 5200 - Principles of

Population Health in

Healthcare Administration

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• MMHA 5300 - Law, Ethics,

and Policy in Healthcare

Administration

Students can take no more than two

master's-level courses per term.

Students must complete all general

education and core requirements

before beginning AIM courses.

School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• NURS 5050 - Policy and

Advocacy for Improving

Population Health

• NURS 5051 - Transforming

Nursing and Healthcare

Through Technology

• NURS 5052 - Essentials of

Evidence-Based Practice

Students must be admitted to the RN-

BSN-MSN track to complete these

AIM courses.

College of Management and Technology

School of Information Systems and Technology

MS in Communication

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• COMM 5100 -

Communication Theory in

Practice: Here and Now

• COMM 5110 - Media Effects:

Mass Media in Modern

Society

• COMM 5130 -

Communicating Using Social

and Digital Media

• COMM 5150 - Interpersonal

Communication

School of Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

• WMBA 5020 - Fostering a

Culture of Innovation

• WMBA 5030 - Managing

Business Information Systems

MS in Leadership

General Program

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Students may select any or all of these courses for

the listed specializations.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

Executive Leadership Specialization

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

• WMBA 5020 - Fostering a

Culture of Innovation

MS in Management

Students may select any or all of these courses for

the listed specializations.

Note: These courses are 8 weeks in length.

General Program

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

Strategy Specialization

• WMBA 5000 - Dynamic

Leadership

• WMBA 5010 - Managing

People and Promoting

Collaboration

• WMBA 5020 - Fostering a

Culture of Innovation

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Public Policy and Administration

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Students may select up to five of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• MMPA 5200 - Introduction to

Public Administration

• MMPA 5405 - Ethics and

Social Justice

• MMPA 5420 - Organizational

Management and Leadership

• MMPA 5431 - Finance and

Budgeting for the Public

Sector

• MMPA 5435 - Human

Resource Management:

Building a Capable

Workforce

• MMPA 5451 - Public Policy

Analysis

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• MMPA 5480 - Applied

Research and Evaluation

Methods

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• MMPP 5280 - Policy and

Politics in American Political

Institutions

• MMPP 5405 - Ethics and

Social Justice

• MMPP 5111 - Leadership and

Organizational Change

MS in Emergency Management

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• MSEM 5364 - Managing

Public Safety Organizations♦

• MSEM 5100 - Critical Issues

in Emergency Management

• MSEM 5480 - Applied

Research and Evaluation

Methods♦

• MSEM 5363 - Public Safety

Issues♦

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Students may select up to five of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• NPMG 5200 - Introduction to

the Nonprofit Sector

• NPMG 5405 - Ethics and

Social Justice

• NPMG 5420 - Organizational

Management and Leadership

• NPMG 5431 - Finance and

Budgeting for the Nonprofit

Sector

• NPMG 5435 - Human

Resource Management:

Building a Capable

Workforce

• NPMG 5480 - Applied

Research and Evaluation

Methods

MS in Criminal Justice

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• CRJS 5137 - The Nature of

Crime and Criminology

• CRJS 5215 - Controversies in

Criminal Justice

• CRJS 5511 - Special

Populations

• CRJS 5217 - Technological

Solutions and 21st-Century

Crime

• CRJS 5203 - Victimology

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MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and

Executive Management

Students may select any or all of these courses.

Individual course prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• CRJS 5137 - The Nature of

Crime and Criminology

• CRJS 5215 - Controversies in

Criminal Justice

School of Psychology

MS in Forensic Psychology

• FPSY 5102 - Intersection of

Crime, Psychology, and the

Law♦

• FPSY 5115 - Understanding

Forensic Psychology Research

• FPSY 5126 - Understanding

Violence, Risk, and Threat

Assessment

• FPSY 5135 - Criminal

Behavior

• FPSY 5720 - Abnormal

Behavior

MS in Psychology

Students may select any or all of these courses for

the listed specializations. Individual course

prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

Applied Psychology

• PSYC 5215 - Lifespan

Development

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5781 - Psychopathology

From a Clinical Perspective

Crisis Management and Response

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

• PSYC 5740 - Disaster, Crisis,

and Trauma

Educational Psychology

• PSYC 5215 - Lifespan

Development

• PSYC 5765 - Educational

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

General Psychology

• PSYC 5215 - Lifespan

Development

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

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• PSYC 5220 - Psychology of

Personality

Health Psychology

• PSYC 5215 - Lifespan

Development

• PSYC 5745 - Health

Psychology

Psychology of Culture

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

Psychology, Public Administration,

and Social Change

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

Social Psychology

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5701 - Culture and

Psychology

Terrorism and Security

• PSYC 5245 - Social

Psychology

• PSYC 5741 - Psychology of

Terrorism

MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O)

Psychology

General Practice

• PSYC 5480 - Psychology of

Organizational Behavior

• PSYC 5214 - Consulting for

Organizational Change♦

• PSYC 5755 - Leadership and

the Process of Change♦

• PSYC 5750 - Leadership

Development♦

Consulting Psychology

• PSYC 5480 - Psychology of

Organizational Behavior

• PSYC 5214 - Consulting for

Organizational Change♦

• PSYC 5755 - Leadership and

the Process of Change♦

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Leadership Development and

Coaching

• PSYC 5480 - Psychology of

Organizational Behavior

• PSYC 5214 - Consulting for

Organizational Change♦

• PSYC 5755 - Leadership and

the Process of Change♦

• PSYC 5751 - Leadership

Coaching: Process and

Practice♦

School of Counseling

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

These courses are open only to students in the BS

in Human Services and BS in Psychology

programs.Students may select any or all of these

courses. Individual course prerequisites apply

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• HUMN 5100 - Introduction to

Mental Health Counseling♦

• HUMN 5722 - Counseling and

Psychotherapy Theories♦

• HUMN 5316 - Techniques of

Counseling♦

• HUMN 5723 - Multicultural

Counseling♦

• PSYC 5102 - Introduction to

Mental Health Counseling♦

• PSYC 5306 - Ethics and Legal

Issues in Counseling

• PSYC 5722 - Counseling and

Psychotherapy Theories♦

• PSYC 5723 - Multicultural

Counseling♦

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services

MS in Human and Social Services

Students may select up to four of these courses.

Individual prerequisites apply.

Note: These courses are 11 weeks in length.

• HUMN 5150 - Helping

Individuals, Organizations,

and Communities

• HUMN 5200 - Cross-Cultural

Ethics in Human Social

Services

• HUMN 5152 - Human

Services Administration

• HUMN 5011 - Interviewing

and Case Management in

Human and Social Services

• HUMN 5205 - Introduction to

the Nonprofit Sector

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Articulations

• BS in Health Studies to Master of Public Health (MPH) Articulation

• BS in Healthcare Management to Master of Public Health (MPH) Articulation

BS in Health Studies to Master of Public

Health (MPH) Articulation

Walden University's advanced undergraduate health studies students are eligible to take

select graduate courses as part of their undergraduate degree program completion. Upon

admission to the associated graduate program, these courses may then be applied to

Walden's Master of Public Health (MPH).

Requirements

To help ensure student success, the following requirements have been established:

• The student must be in good standing with the university.

• The student must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better to be eligible to

register for the courses below.

• The student must have completed all general education and core requirements of

the BS in Health Studies.

Note: Students are advised to consult the Walden University Student Handbook and

contact a member of the Academic Advising Team for more information regarding the

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) program.

Curriculum

All graduate courses are taken as electives and must be selected from the list below.

Note: The courses outlined in the Accelerate Into Master's program (AIM) program are

12 weeks in length and are only offered in September, December, March, and June.

Choose up to four of the following courses for the Master of Public Health (MPH)

program:

BS in Healthcare Management to Master of

Public Health (MPH) Articulation

Walden University's advanced undergraduate health studies students are eligible to take

select graduate courses as part of their undergraduate degree program completion. Upon

admission to the associated graduate program, these courses may then be applied to

Walden's Master of Public Health (MPH).

Requirements

To help ensure student success, the following requirements have been established:

• The student must be in good standing with the university.

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• The student must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better to be eligible to

register for the above courses.

• The student must have completed all general education and core requirements of

the BS in Healthcare Management.

Note: Students are advised to consult the Walden University Student Handbook and

contact a member of the Academic Advising Team for more information regarding the

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) program.

Curriculum

All graduate courses are taken as electives and must be selected from the list below.

Note: The courses outlined in the Accelerate into Master's (AIM) program are 12 weeks

in length and are only offered in September, December, March, and June.

Choose up to four of the following courses for the Master of Public Health (MPH)

program:

Undergraduate Minors

Students have the option to select a minor after starting their undergraduate program.

Unlike an undergraduate concentration, a minor must be in a discipline outside the

student's major. Students should verify individual requirements for each minor, including

which programs are ineligible. An undergraduate minor consists of six or more courses

with a minimum of two at the upper level. Students wishing to add a minor to their

program should contact their academic advisor. Students may select a maximum of two

minors.

• Minor in Applied Instructional Design and Technology

• Minor in Business

• Minor in Child Development

• Minor in Communication

• Minor in Criminal Justice

• Minor in Forensic Psychology

• Minor in Health Promotion and Wellness

• Minor in Health Studies

• Minor in Healthcare Management

• Minor in Introductory Design and Technology

• Minor in Political Science and Public Administration

• Minor in Psychology

• Minor in Public Health

Minor in Health Promotion and Wellness

The Undergraduate Minor in Health Promotion and Wellness is for the non-health

sciences major student who is interested in learning how to empower individuals and

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communities to improve physical fitness, nutrition habits, stress management, and

interpersonal behaviors. With a curriculum rooted in the latest findings on prevention and

wellness, students can learn how to inspire others as they enhance their own wellness.

Note: This minor is not available to students in the BS in Health Studies, BS in Public

Health, or the BS in Healthcare Management programs.

Required Courses (30 cr.)

• HLTH 4300 - Personal Health and Wellness♦ • HLTH 4320 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan♦ • HLTH 4340 - Fit and Well: Core Concepts in Exercise Science♦ • HLTH 4360 - Stress Management and Wellness♦

And students choose two of the following:

• HLTH 2110 - Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 3115 - Public and Global Health♦ • HLTH 4380 - Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness♦ • PUBH 3100 - Human Disease and Prevention♦ • PUBH 4000 - Public Health Education and Communication♦ • PUBH 4030 - Planning Public Health Programs♦ • PUBH 4100 - Evaluating Public Health Programs♦

Minor in Health Studies

The Undergraduate Minor in Health Studies is for the non-health sciences major student

and is designed to empower students as critical and creative thinkers who are capable of

addressing the health needs of local and global communities through the delivery of

healthcare services. Students will gain the knowledge base required to understand and

anticipate the continuing changes in the healthcare industry and prepare health

professionals to work within a variety of healthcare settings.

Note: This minor is not available to students in the BS in Health Studies, BS in Public

Health, or the BS in Healthcare Management programs.

Required Courses (30 cr.)

• HLTH 1005 - Context of Healthcare Delivery♦ • HLTH 3115 - Public and Global Health♦ • HLTH 4300 - Personal Health and Wellness♦

And students choose three of the following:

• HLTH 2110 - Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 2115 - Aging Across the Lifespan♦ • HLTH 3100 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 3110 - Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice♦ • HLTH 4050 - Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management♦ • HLTH 4320 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan♦ • HLTH 4340 - Fit and Well: Core Concepts in Exercise Science♦ • HLTH 4360 - Stress Management and Wellness♦ • HLTH 4380 - Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness♦

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• PUBH 3000 - Environmental Health♦ • PUBH 3100 - Human Disease and Prevention♦ • PUBH 4000 - Public Health Education and Communication♦ • PUBH 4100 - Evaluating Public Health Programs♦

Minor in Healthcare Management

The Undergraduate Minor in Healthcare Management is for the non-health sciences

major student interested in improving the quality, safety, and delivery of health services.

Because of the evolving U.S. health system, the aging population, and the projected

shortage of healthcare professionals, there is a growing need for healthcare

administrators.

Note: This minor is not available to students in the BS in Health Studies, BS in Public

Health, or the BS in Healthcare Management programs.

Required Courses (30 cr.)

• HLTH 1005 - Context of Healthcare Delivery♦ • HLTH 4000 - Introduction to Healthcare Management♦ • HLTH 4115 - Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 4120 - Managing the Healthcare Workforce♦

And students choose two of the following:

• HLTH 2120 - Health Informatics♦ • HLTH 3100 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 3110 - Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice♦ • HLTH 4100 - Healthcare Organization Theory and Behavior♦ • HLTH 4105 - Healthcare Finance and Economics♦ • HLTH 4110 - Healthcare Quality and Safety♦

Minor in Public Health

The Undergraduate Minor in Public Health is for the non-health sciences major student.

Rooted in the principles and competencies of public health, the curriculum prepares

students to translate and apply course content into practice. Students learn about a range

of issues impacting population health and healthcare systems, including environmental

health, disease prevention, health informatics, global health, ethics, health management,

and behavioral and cultural issues.

Note: This minor is not available to students in the BS in Health Studies, BS in Public

Health, or the BS in Healthcare Management programs.

Required Courses (30 cr.)

• HLTH 2110 - Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 4200 - Principles of Epidemiology • PUBH 1000 - Foundations of Public Health♦ • PUBH 3000 - Environmental Health♦

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And students choose two of the following:

• HLTH 2115 - Aging Across the Lifespan♦ • HLTH 3100 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare♦ • HLTH 3110 - Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice♦ • HLTH 3115 - Public and Global Health♦ • HLTH 4050 - Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management♦ • HLTH 4205 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis • HLTH 4340 - Fit and Well: Core Concepts in Exercise Science♦ • HLTH 4360 - Stress Management and Wellness♦ • HLTH 4380 - Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness♦ • PUBH 3100 - Human Disease and Prevention♦ • PUBH 4000 - Public Health Education and Communication♦ • PUBH 4030 - Planning Public Health Programs♦ • PUBH 4100 - Evaluating Public Health Programs♦ • PUBH 4200 - Public Health Policy for Social Change♦

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Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

Administration

This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to

effectively monitor and manage clinical research. This includes a detailed understanding

of the regulatory environment as well as budget management, biostatistics, epidemiology,

and research and development. Specific emphasis is placed on providing an

understanding of state-of-the-art clinical research through analysis of the day-to-day

operations in clinical testing activities. Credits earned from this certificate program may

be applied toward Walden's MS in Clinical Research Administration.

Students must meet the master's program admission requirements. Credit from courses

taken for a certificate can be applied toward the Master of Clinical Research

Administration.

Students must show progress and maintain performance in a manner identical to a degree

program. Students track their progress in their program of study, similar to degree-

seeking students.

Certificate Requirements

• 12 total semester credits

Curriculum

• CLRA 6100 - Introduction to Clinical Research♦ • CLRA 6130 - Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Considerations in Clinical

Investigations♦ • CLRA 6145 - Design and Conduct of the Clinical Protocol♦ • CLRA 6160 - Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in Managing and Monitoring Clinical

Trials♦

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

CLRA 6100 - Introduction to Clinical Research♦ 3 sem.

cr.

CLRA 6130 - Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Considerations in

Clinical Investigations♦

3 sem.

cr.

2

CLRA 6145 - Design and Conduct of the Clinical Protocol♦ 3 sem.

cr.

CLRA 6160 - Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in Managing and

Monitoring Clinical Trials♦

3 sem.

cr.

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Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

This certificate program allows you to gain skills to improve the well-being of people in

their community and around the globe. You can explore public health perspectives,

interpret data, and examine environmental health concerns. The coursework is developed

in alignment with national standards. You can focus on fundamental principles and

practices in public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, public health

administration, and social/behavioral sciences. All credits earned from this certificate can

be applied toward Walden's Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

Certificate Requirements

• 31 total quarter credits

Curriculum

• PUBH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing Scholar-Practitioner • PUBH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ • PUBH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ • PUBH 6032 - SPSS Revealed♦ • PUBH 6033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data♦ • PUBH 6034 - Environmental Health: Local to Global♦ • PUBH 6035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health♦

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 PUBH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing Scholar-

Practitioner* 5 cr.

2 PUBH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 6032 - SPSS Revealed♦ 1 cr.

3 PUBH 6033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ 5 cr.

4 PUBH 6035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public

Health♦ 5 cr.

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PUBH 6034 - Environmental Health: Local to Global♦ 5 cr.

*Students who complete the Graduate Certficate in Public Health and wish to enroll in

the MPH program, must earn a C or better in PUBH 6005. Students who do not complete

the certificate, must earn a B or better in PUBH 6005 if they wish to transfer the course

into the MPH program.

Note on Certification

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public

Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health

professionals. However, in order to sit for the CPH exam, a student must have graduated

from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited school or program of

public health. While Walden's MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the

program is not yet accredited and Walden MPH graduates may not currently sit for the

CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing

agencies and exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no

representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will

permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the

CPH credential, students should visit http://www.nbphe.org/.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Graduate Certificate in Public Health program relating to the types of occupations

this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of

students who have graduated from this program.

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Master’s Degree Programs

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

The healthcare system is experiencing a rapid transformation. With the implementation of

the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an aging population, and emerging new

technologies, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is

projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.

Today's healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can help

them respond to the needs of their communities while optimizing organizational

performance and outcomes. Our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration

(MHA) degree program can put you at the forefront of the field and help you improve the

experience of healthcare providers as well as patients.

As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of our

students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The coursework in this online

healthcare administration degree program explores the latest trends and allows you to

develop the professional competencies expected by top healthcare organizations:

• Critical and creative thinking and problem solving

• Business and interpersonal communication

• Strategic planning

• Adaptability and collaboration

• Change management

Taught by doctoral level faculty, our MHA degree program features curriculum with

multimedia that lends a real-world perspective to your online learning experience.

With a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden, you can gain the skills

and credentials that allow you to pursue healthcare leadership roles and make a difference

in your organization and community.

Learning Outcomes

The MHA Program Learning Outcomes relate to the Walden University Outcomes.

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

1. Communicate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and service recipients. (WLO VII, VIII, IX)

2. Assess the components of the healthcare delivery system in the United States. (WLO II, V)

3. Appraise delivery of healthcare strategies and solutions. (WLO II, IV, VI) 4. Analyze environmental factors impacting the management of healthcare

organizations. (WLO IV, VI, IX)

5. Analyze decisions that impact the healthcare delivery system such as laws, mandates, court decisions, and policies. (WLO I, III, IV, V, VII, IX)

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6. Utilize professional ethics in managing and leading healthcare organizations. (WLO II, III, VII, IX)

7. Analyze the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization in patient care outcomes and business performance. (WLO II, IV, VII)

8. Apply critical-thinking skills in financial management, human resourcing, operational improvement, and strategic planning. (WLO IV, V, VI, VII)

9. Analyze managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare. (WLO III, VI, VII, IX)

10. Analyze healthcare marketing used to improve consumer experience and competitive advantage. (WLO II, IV, V, VI, VII, IX)

11. Utilize evidence-based healthcare strategies that are culturally appropriate to improve population health outcomes. (WLO I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX)

Degree Requirements

• 53–68 total quarter credits (depending on whether a student chooses to complete

an optional specialization)

• Core courses (53 cr.)

• Optional specialization (15 cr.)

Optional Specializations

• Leadership and Organizational Development

• Population Health

• Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

• Systems and Policy Specialization

Curriculum

General Program

In the general Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, you prepare to help

your organization address the challenges of today's changing healthcare landscape.

Through coursework, you will explore the regulations, laws, court decisions, and health

policies that impact health service providers. You also examine and analyze the latest

theories, technologies, and strategies in the field, focusing on developing the advanced

business skills that today's healthcare employers need. Multimedia and case studies are

integrated into the relevant curriculum to help you gain the knowledge and credentials to

pursue healthcare leadership roles.

Core Courses (53 cr.)

• MMHA 6000 - Foundations of Healthcare Administration • MMHA 6050 - Contemporary Topics in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System♦ • MMHA 6200 - Principles of Population Health in Healthcare Administration♦ • MMHA 6300 - Law, Ethics, and Policy in Healthcare Administration♦ • MMHA 6400 - Healthcare Financial Management and Economics♦ • MMHA 6500 - Human Resource Management and Organizational Development and

Leadership for Healthcare Administrators♦

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• MMHA 6600 - Healthcare Informatics and Technology Management♦ • MMHA 6700 - Healthcare Operations Management♦ • MMHA 6800 - Marketing Management and Business Communication for

Healthcare Administrators♦ • MMHA 6900 - Healthcare Quality Management♦ • MMHA 6999 - Strategic Planning in Healthcare Administration♦

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

MMHA 6000 - Foundations of Healthcare Administration*

3 cr.

MMHA 6050 - Contemporary Topics in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery

System♦

5 cr.

2

MMHA 6200 - Principles of Population Health in Healthcare

Administration♦

5 cr.

MMHA 6300 - Law, Ethics, and Policy in Healthcare Administration♦

5 cr.

3

MMHA 6400 - Healthcare Financial Management and Economics♦

5 cr.

MMHA 6500 - Human Resource Management and Organizational

Development and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators♦

5 cr.

4

MMHA 6600 - Healthcare Informatics and Technology Management♦

5 cr.

MMHA 6700 - Healthcare Operations Management♦

5 cr.

5

MMHA 6800 - Marketing Management and Business Communication

for Healthcare Administrators♦

5 cr.

MMHA 6900 - Healthcare Quality Management♦

5 cr.

6 MMHA 6999 - Strategic Planning in Healthcare Administration♦

5 cr.

*Students enrolling in a midterm start date will take MMHA 6000A, a 6-week version of

this course by itself in their first term.

Note on Licensure

The Master of Healthcare Administration is not a licensure leading program and does

not prepare an individual to become a licensed professional in healthcare administration,

healthcare leadership, nursing home administration, or other similar positions.

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Leadership and Organizational Development -

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

In this specialization, students are exposed to leadership and organizational theories,

concepts, and trends relevant to the healthcare setting. Through your coursework, you

will focus on best practices for directing and organizing healthcare resources and services

within various environments. Focus is placed on building leadership skills that can help

you effectively address organizational and community needs.

Specialization Courses (15 cr.)

• MMHA 6111 - Leadership and Organizational Change • MMHA 6392 - The Language of Leadership • MMHA 6451 - Public Policy Analysis

Population Health--MHA

In this specialization, students can gain deeper insight into population health essentials

such as coordinated care and disease management. They can learn about issues facing the

population health industry such as reducing inefficiencies and close gaps in the delivery

of healthcare, socioeconomic factors of disease, new care-delivery structures, data

analytics, and determining community and population health needs. The focus is placed

on building the core compentencies and specialized professional and career skills

students need to lead and manage complex, population-based healthcare initiatives and

programs and drive healthcare innovations that produce measurable clinical and

economic values.

Specialization Courses (15 cr.)

• MMHA 6520 - Health Informatics and Population Health Analytics • MMHA 6530 - Disease Prevention and Care Management • MMHA 6540 - Population Health Management Applications

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 MMHA 6000 - Foundations of Healthcare Administration 3 cr.

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MMHA 6050 - Contemporary Topics in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery

System♦ 5 cr.

2

MMHA 6200 - Principles of Population Health in Healthcare

Administration♦ 5 cr.

MMHA 6300 - Law, Ethics, and Policy in Healthcare

Administration♦ 5 cr.

3

MMHA 6400 - Healthcare Financial Management and Economics♦ 5 cr.

MMHA 6500 - Human Resource Management and Organizational

Development and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators♦ 5 cr.

4

MMHA 6600 - Healthcare Informatics and Technology

Management♦ 5 cr.

MMHA 6700 - Healthcare Operations Management♦ 5 cr.

5

MMHA 6800 - Marketing Management and Business Communication

for Healthcare Administrators♦ 5 cr.

MMHA 6520 - Health Informatics and Population Health Analytics 5 cr.

6 MMHA 6530 - Disease Prevention and Care Management 5 cr.

MMHA 6540 - Population Health Management Applications 5 cr.

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MHA

In this specialization, students explore critical leadership and practical skills related to

social entrepreneurship—such as grant writing and generating resources—to support their

social change vision and organization. They also have the opportunity to pitch their

innovative ideas and collaborate with peers.

Designed for entrepreneurial professionals and students across all disciplines, coursework

in this Walden MHA specialization covers a range of organizational activities and

structures, including public, private, and nonprofit sector responses.

Specialization Courses (15 cr.)

• MMHA 6880 - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global Perspective • MMHA 6881 - Grant Writing • MMHA 6882 - Improving Healthcare Performance Through Social

Entrepreneurship

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

MMHA 6000 - Foundations of Healthcare Administration 3 cr.

MMHA 6050 - Contemporary Topics in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery

System♦ 5 cr.

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2

MMHA 6200 - Principles of Population Health in Healthcare

Administration♦ 5 cr.

MMHA 6300 - Law, Ethics, and Policy in Healthcare

Administration♦ 5 cr.

3

MMHA 6400 - Healthcare Financial Management and Economics♦ 5 cr.

MMHA 6500 - Human Resource Management and Organizational

Development and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators♦ 5 cr.

4

MMHA 6600 - Healthcare Informatics and Technology

Management♦ 5 cr.

MMHA 6700 - Healthcare Operations Management♦ 5 cr.

5

MMHA 6800 - Marketing Management and Business Communication

for Healthcare Administrators♦ 5 cr.

MMHA 6880 - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global

Perspective 5 cr.

6

MMHA 6881 - Grant Writing 5 cr.

MMHA 6882 - Improving Healthcare Performance Through Social

Entrepreneurship 5 cr.

Systems and Policy Specialization - Master of

Healthcare Administration (MHA)

This specialization helps prepare students to be managers and leaders in the healthcare

setting by giving them the knowledge of systems and policy theories and the ability to

think critically and creatively about the broader picture. Students can examine recent

healthcare system and policy reform that is reshaping the way health and medical care is

delivered. Through coursework, students also explore specialized systems and policy

knowledge to prepare them to address the demands of organizations and the populations

they serve.

Specialization Courses (15 cr.)

• MMHA 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health • MMHA 6451 - Public Policy Analysis • MMHA 6475 - Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Walden's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed to provide public health

practitioners with the specialized skills and core competencies required to improve health

and prevent disease among individuals, communities, and populations. Students gain a

solid foundation in core public health disciplines, including biostatistics, epidemiology,

environmental health, public health administration, and social and behavioral sciences.

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Students learn to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs and initiatives

with a special focus on reducing disparities in health and serving underserved populations

or communities. Students also receive additional instruction in widely used analytical

tools, explore current issues in public health financing, and hone their leadership and

communication skills.

Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden redesigned

the MPH curriculum to incorporate case studies on the latest public health issues,

improve the student's field and classroom experience, and reflect professional guidelines

set forth by leading public health organizations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. Utilize culturally appropriate communication skills to convey prevention and intervention strategies used to improve health outcomes among diverse local and

global populations.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of how research methods, biostatistical data and software, and the epidemiological approach impact the study of patterns of

disease, disability, and injury.

3. Evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors that affect the health of local and global communities.

4. Evaluate the major social, behavioral, and cultural factors that affect the health of local and global populations.

5. Appropriately access, interpret, and evaluate public health data that are available through the use of information technology.

6. Analyze essential services, systems, public policies, and associated challenges that impact the health of local and global communities.

7. Demonstrate skills needed for sound leadership and decision making in public health, including applications of ethics and professionalism.

8. Apply health management and systems thinking to public health agencies, programs, policies, and issues.

9. Apply the principles of program design, implementation, and evaluation to improve the health of local and global populations.

10. Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethically responsible public health research and practice.

Degree Requirements

• 64 total quarter credits

• Foundation course (5 cr.)

Students must receive a B or better in PUBH 6005 in order to continue with the MPH

program.

• Core courses (51 cr.)

• Practicum (8 cr.)

• ePortfolio

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Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• PUBH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing Scholar-Practitioner

Core Courses (51 cr.)

• PUBH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ • PUBH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ • PUBH 6032 - SPSS Revealed♦ • PUBH 6033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data♦ • PUBH 6034 - Environmental Health: Local to Global♦ • PUBH 6035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health♦ • PUBH 6127 - Public Health Policy, Politics and Progress♦ • PUBH 6128 - Biological Foundations of Public Health♦ • PUBH 6129 - Global Perspectives on Health♦ • PUBH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health♦ • PUBH 6475 - Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation♦

Practicum (8 cr.)

• PUBH 6638 - Practicum I: Field Experience in Public Health • PUBH 6639 - Practicum II: Field Experience and Applied Project in Public Health • PUBH 6640 - Applied Project in Public Health

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 PUBH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing Scholar-

Practitioner 5 cr.

2 PUBH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 6127 - Public Health Policy, Politics and Progress♦ 5 cr.

3 PUBH 6128 - Biological Foundations of Public Health♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 6032 - SPSS Revealed♦ 1 cr.

4 PUBH 6129 - Global Perspectives on Health♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 6033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data♦ 5 cr.

5 PUBH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 6035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health♦ 5 cr.

6 PUBH 6475 - Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 6034 - Environmental Health: Local to Global♦ 5 cr.

7 PUBH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 6638 - Practicum I: Field Experience in Public Health 3 cr.

8

PUBH 6639 - Practicum II: Field Experience and Applied Project in

Public Health 3 cr.

PUBH 6640 - Applied Project in Public Health 2 cr.

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Note on Certification

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public

Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health

professionals. However, in order to sit for the CPH exam, a student must have graduated

from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited school or program of

public health. While Walden's MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the

program is not yet accredited and Walden MPH graduates may not currently sit for the

CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing

agencies and exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes

no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will

permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the

CPH credential, students should visit http://www.nbphe.org/.

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program relating to the types of occupations this

program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students

who have graduated from this program.

MS in Clinical Research Administration

The MS in Clinical Research Administration program is designed to provide students

with the knowledge and skills required for effective clinical research administration and

management. This includes a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment and

the following specialized, targeted skills:

• Management of clinical protocols

• Scientific protocol development

• Ethical and regulatory standards

• Budget management

• Statistics

• FDA regulatory compliance

• Publication in specific drug class and peer-reviewed journals

• R&D/Marketing interface

• The overall management and training of clinical research personnel

Clinical research administrator positions are found in a variety of organizations, including

pharmaceutical, consumer products, healthcare, biotech, and medical device companies,

as well as contract clinical research organizations (CROs), government/regulatory

organizations, and university research settings.

This program is designed for students who have a broad social science or health

background. Specific emphasis is placed on providing state-of-the-art understanding of

clinical research execution and management through analysis of the day-to-day

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operations in clinical testing activities. A culminating practicum provides field

experiences in a clinical trial setting.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. Describe basic research strategies, settings, methods, and goals of clinical research, including all aspects of the preclinical and clinical phases of clinical

trials.

2. Critique the advantages and disadvantages of various study protocol designs as related to the test product and anticipated endpoints of the clinical research

process.

3. Critically appraise published clinical research and interpretation of new research in the context of existing knowledge and global trends/issues.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of the different roles in the clinical research team, including the alliance of subjects, regulatory agencies,

sponsors, and sites.

5. Identify ethical, legal, regulatory, and financial considerations that impact clinical trials.

6. Apply the essentials of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in their professional practice.

7. Demonstrate an understanding of how the evolution of the safety and efficacy data in drug, biological, and device developments from preclinical testing through

to registration and post-marketing surveillance impact product development.

8. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic physiological and epidemiological causes and correlations of disease as they relate to clinical trial investigations.

Degree Requirements

• 33 total semester credit hours

• Core courses (30 sem. cr.)

• Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

Curriculum (33 sem. cr.)

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester.

The program is offered in a prescribed sequence.

Core Courses (30 sem. cr.)

• CLRA 6100 - Introduction to Clinical Research♦ • CLRA 6115 - Pathophysiological Basis of Clinical Research♦ • CLRA 6130 - Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Considerations in Clinical

Investigations♦ • CLRA 6145 - Design and Conduct of the Clinical Protocol♦ • CLRA 6160 - Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in Managing and Monitoring Clinical

Trials♦ • CLRA 6175 - Biostatistics♦ • CLRA 6190 - Information and Data Management♦

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• CLRA 6205 - Product Development in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Device Industries♦

• CLRA 6220 - Health Economics and Financial Management in Clinical Research Administration♦

• CLRA 6235 - Epidemiology♦

Capstone Course (3 sem. cr.)

• CLRA 6560 - Capstone

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

CLRA 6100 - Introduction to Clinical Research♦ 3 sem.

cr.

CLRA 6115 - Pathophysiological Basis of Clinical Research♦ 3 sem.

cr.

2

CLRA 6130 - Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Considerations in

Clinical Investigations♦

3 sem.

cr.

CLRA 6145 - Design and Conduct of the Clinical Protocol♦ 3 sem.

cr.

3

CLRA 6160 - Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in Managing and

Monitoring Clinical Trials♦

3 sem.

cr.

CLRA 6175 - Biostatistics♦ 3 sem.

cr.

4

CLRA 6190 - Information and Data Management♦ 3 sem.

cr.

CLRA 6205 - Product Development in the Pharmaceutical,

Biotechnology, and Medical Device Industries♦

3 sem.

cr.

5

CLRA 6220 - Health Economics and Financial Management in

Clinical Research Administration♦

3 sem.

cr.

CLRA 6235 - Epidemiology♦ 3 sem.

cr.

6 CLRA 6560 - Capstone 3 sem.

cr.

Practicum (Optional)

Students in the MS in Clinical Research Administration program may elect to earn a

practicum experience by adding an additional course, CLRA 6550 - Practicum, to their

program of study. Students should contact the Academic Advising Team at any point in

their program before completing CLRA 6175 - Biostatistics to request the addition of

CLRA 6550 - Practicum to their program of study.

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The MS in Clinical Research Administration optional practicum is designed to provide

students who have finished their coursework with the opportunity to synthesize

knowledge, to develop competence in professional practice, to apply knowledge to the

solution of clinical research administration problems, and to develop a respect for and a

commitment to continued professional knowledge.

The required hours of agency service may take place only during registration in the

appropriate seminar. All work hours must occur on or after the official start date of the

approved semester and may not go beyond the end date of the semester. Students who

cannot complete the practicum hours in one semester must register for the seminar until

all field hours are completed.

Students must have completed the first five semesters of required coursework to begin

the practicum and must be in good academic standing. Students are advised to begin

seeking a practicum placement as early as possible, but no later than two terms before

they plan to begin the practicum. Details about the practicum, the required forms, the

approval process, and important practicum application deadlines are available through

students' myWalden university portal.

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MS in Health Education and Promotion

The MS in Health Education and Promotion program is designed to provide students with

a global perspective on the role of health education and promotion. Students will explore

health behavior theories, models, and practices to support healthy behaviors of the

individual and community member's social and physical environments. Students gain a

solid foundation in the health education field by learning strategies to effectively

communicate and assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health education programs in a

variety of health related settings. Designed to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility

for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education

Credentialing (NCHEC), coursework includes research in essential health education and

promotion principles involving grant writing, health communication, fitness, wellness,

social sciences, behavior change theory, global trends, needs assessments, and current

health initiatives. Graduates of the program will excel serving as resource persons and

advocates for clients in the discipline of health education and promotion. Upon

completion of the MS in Health Education and Promotion, students will be prepared to sit

for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified

Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

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1. Examine historic milestones, current challenges, and future trends related to health and health education.

2. Analyze biological, social, political, cultural, environmental, and/or behavioral factors that impact individual and population health.

3. Assess community needs and capacity for health education. 4. Develop culturally-tailored health education programs and communication using

health behavior theories and models.

5. Evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs, communication, and research.

6. Apply key leadership concepts and skills to effectively administer health education programs and services.

7. Utilize best practices of health communication to promote and advocate for individual and population health.

8. Apply research principles and methods to address 21st-century health challenges.

Specializations

• General Program (below)

• Emergency Preparedness

• Health Policy and Advocacy

• Population Health

• Self-Designed

• Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Degree Requirements

• 50 total quarter credits for General program; 60 total quarter credits with

specialization

• Foundation courses (5 cr.)

• Core courses (35 cr.)

• Elective course (5 cr.) for General program; Specialization courses (15 cr.)

• Capstone course (5 cr.)

Curriculum

Foundation Course (5 cr.)

• HLTH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing Professional♦

Core Courses (35 cr.)

• HLTH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ • HLTH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ • HLTH 6110 - Exploring Health Education in the 21st Century♦ • HLTH 6205 - Assessing Community Needs for Health Education♦ • HLTH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health♦ • HLTH 6412 - Health Education and Communication Strategies♦ • HLTH 6475 - Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation♦

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Elective Course (5 cr.)

For General Program

• HLTH 6207 - Grant Writing♦ *

*Students can request via Academic Advising to change this elective course, or

students can opt to add a specialization.

Specialization Courses (15 cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list

on each specialization page.

Capstone Course (5 cr.)

• HLTH 6800 - Health Education and Promotion Capstone

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Title Credits

1 HLTH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing

Professional♦ 5 cr.

2 HLTH 6110 - Exploring Health Education in the 21st Century♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6205 - Assessing Community Needs for Health Education♦ 5 cr.

3 HLTH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6475 - Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation♦ 5 cr.

4 HLTH 6412 - Health Education and Communication Strategies♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health♦ 5 cr.

5

HLTH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6207 - Grant Writing♦ (for General program) OR Specialization

Course 1 5 cr.

6 Specialization Course 2 5 cr.

Specialization Course 3 5 cr.

7 HLTH 6800 - Health Education and Promotion Capstone 5 cr.

Note on Certification

The MS in Health Education and Promotion has been designed to reflect the Seven Areas

of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health

Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and to prepare students to sit for the national

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education

Specialist (MCHES) exams. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information

relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual's

responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to

national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden

makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or

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programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information

about the CHES and MCHES exams, students should visit http://www.nchec.org.

Program Data

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decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the MS in Health Education and Promotion program relating to the types of

occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan

debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Emergency Preparedness - MS in Health

Education and Promotion

Students in the Emergency Preparedness specialization examine the role that health

education and promotion plays in helping populations prepare for, respond to, and

recover from emergency situations that impact public health. Students explore critical

aspects of emergency management, including ways to assess and mitigate emergency

situations; strategies for maximizing safety; systematic approaches for responding to

terrorism; and how to deal with disaster, crisis, and trauma.

Focus Area Curriculum (15 cr.)

Choose three courses below: • HLTH 6100 - Critical Issues in Emergency Management♦ • HLTH 6200 - Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Disaster Mitigation♦ • HLTH 6300 - Disaster Response and Recovery♦ • HLTH 6740 - Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma♦ • HLTH 6771 - Terrorism: A Systematic Approach for Emergency Preparedness♦

Health Policy and Advocacy - MS in Health

Education and Promotion

The Health Policy and Advocacy specialization focuses on the role that health education

and promotion plays in advocating and implementing legislative health policies,

programs, or practices that address health, social, economic, and/or environmental factors

that improve health across all populations. Students examine a broad range of health

policy and advocacy topics, including ethics and social justice, diversity and human

rights, U.S. health policies and politics, and leadership and organizational change.

Focus Area Curriculum (15 cr.)

Choose three courses below: • HLTH 6051 - Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice♦ • HLTH 6111 - Leadership and Organizational Change♦ • HLTH 6112 - Governance and Public Policy♦ • HLTH 6280 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions♦

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• HLTH 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice♦ • HLTH 6840 - Health Policy and Management♦

Population Health--MS in Health Education

and Promotion

This specialization explores the foundations of population health—including new

community medicine structures; socioeconomic determinants of disease; data analytics;

and defining health problems, needs, and services within the community. Students can

gain the cutting-edge skills and insights needed to educate populations, provide

preventive interventions, and help protect the health of populations within our

communities.

Specialization Courses (15 cr.)

• HLTH 6510 - Essentials of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System and Population Health

• HLTH 6530 - Disease Prevention and Care Management • HLTH 6540 - Population Health Management Applications

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

HLTH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing

Professional♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6110 - Exploring Health Education in the 21st Century♦ 5 cr.

2 HLTH 6205 - Assessing Community Needs for Health Education♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ 5 cr.

3 HLTH 6475 - Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6412 - Health Education and Communication Strategies♦ 5 cr.

4 HLTH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ 5 cr.

5

HLTH 6510 - Essentials of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System and

Population Health 5 cr.

HLTH 6530 - Disease Prevention and Care Management 5 cr.

6 HLTH 6540 - Population Health Management Applications 5 cr.

HLTH 6800 - Health Education and Promotion Capstone 5 cr.

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Self-Designed - MS in Health Education and

Promotion

The Self-Designed specialization allows students to customize their studies by choosing

15 elective credits of their choice. These specialization areas include courses related to

population health, behavioral health, health policy, management and leadership, teaching

and learning, global health, and research.

Focus Area Curriculum

Choose three courses below: • HLTH 6051 - Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice♦ • HLTH 6100 - Critical Issues in Emergency Management♦ • HLTH 6111 - Leadership and Organizational Change♦ • HLTH 6112 - Governance and Public Policy♦ • HLTH 6200 - Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Disaster Mitigation♦ • HLTH 6280 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions♦ • HLTH 6300 - Disaster Response and Recovery♦ • HLTH 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice♦ • HLTH 6740 - Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma♦ • HLTH 6771 - Terrorism: A Systematic Approach for Emergency Preparedness♦ • HLTH 6840 - Health Policy and Management♦ • HLTH 6510 - Essentials of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System and Population

Health • HLTH 6530 - Disease Prevention and Care Management • HLTH 6540 - Population Health Management Applications • HLTH 6880 - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global Perspective • HLTH 6207 - Grant Writing♦ • HLTH 6882 - Improving Healthcare Performance Through Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation--MS

HEP

In this self-designed specialization, students explore critical leadership and practical

skills related to social entrepreneurship—such as grant writing and generating

resources—to support their social change vision and organization. They also have the

opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas and collaborate with peers.

Designed for entrepreneurial professionals and students across all public health

administration disciplines, coursework in this self-designed Walden MS in Health

Education and Promotion specialization covers a range of organizational activities and

structures, including public, private, and nonprofit sector responses.

Specialization Courses (15 cr.)

• HLTH 6880 - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global Perspective • HLTH 6207 - Grant Writing♦ • HLTH 6882 - Improving Healthcare Performance Through Social Entrepreneurship

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Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1 HLTH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing

Professional♦ 5 cr.

2 HLTH 6110 - Exploring Health Education in the 21st Century♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6205 - Assessing Community Needs for Health Education♦ 5 cr.

3 HLTH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6475 - Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation♦ 5 cr.

4 HLTH 6412 - Health Education and Communication Strategies♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health♦ 5 cr.

5 HLTH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 6207 - Grant Writing♦ 5 cr.

6

HLTH 6880 - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global

Perspective 5 cr.

HLTH 6882 - Improving Healthcare Performance Through Social

Entrepreneurship 5 cr.

7 HLTH 6800 - Health Education and Promotion Capstone 5 cr.

MS in Health Informatics

The MS in Health Informatics program is designed for current and aspiring informatics

professionals. The program facilitates the development and advancement of e-health

initiatives and other emerging information technologies to improve healthcare quality.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. Develop skills necessary to utilize health information technology for knowledge management.

2. Identify issues related to the implementation of the electronic health record. 3. Apply the systems development life cycle (SDLC) approach to the utilization of

health information systems.

4. Describe key legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to the utilization of health information technology.

5. Apply information technology to improve healthcare quality. 6. Acquire the skills necessary to contribute to strategic and tactical planning in

utilizing health information systems.

7. Articulate the organizational needs and readiness for adoption of health information technology solutions.

8. Apply concepts of leadership in managing organizational change.

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9. Describe key financial indicators related to the utilization of health information technology in an organization.

10. Recognize the language, terminology, ontology, acronyms, coding, and classification systems of healthcare and health informatics.

11. Identify the applications of statistical software to support evidence-based research and evaluation.

Degree Requirements

• 33 total semester credits

• Core courses (30 sem. cr.)

• Scholarly Project (3 sem. cr.)

Curriculum

Core Courses (30 sem. cr.)

• HINF 6100 - Introduction to Health Informatics • HINF 6120 - Contemporary Topics in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System • HINF 6130 - Information Systems Management • HINF 6145 - Nature, Structure, and Representation of Health Information • HINF 6160 - Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues♦ • HINF 6175 - Quality Assessment and Improvement♦ • HINF 6190 - Project Management♦ • HINF 6205 - Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis♦ • HINF 6220 - Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Change Management♦ • HINF 6235 - Healthcare Information Technology, Business, and Finance♦

Scholarly Project (3 sem. cr.)

• HINF 6960 - Scholarly Project

Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits

1

HINF 6100 - Introduction to Health Informatics 3 sem.

cr.

HINF 6120 - Contemporary Topics in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery

System

3 sem.

cr.

2

HINF 6130 - Information Systems Management 3 sem.

cr.

HINF 6145 - Nature, Structure, and Representation of Health

Information

3 sem.

cr.

3

HINF 6160 - Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues♦ 3 sem.

cr.

HINF 6175 - Quality Assessment and Improvement♦ 3 sem.

cr.

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4

HINF 6190 - Project Management♦ 3 sem.

cr.

HINF 6205 - Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis♦ 3 sem.

cr.

5

HINF 6220 - Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Change

Management♦

3 sem.

cr.

HINF 6235 - Healthcare Information Technology, Business, and

Finance♦

3 sem.

cr.

6 HINF 6960 - Scholarly Project 3 sem.

cr.

Practicum (Optional)

Students in the MS in Health Informatics program may elect to earn a practicum

experience by adding an additional course, HINF 6950 Practicum, to their program of

study. Students should contact the Academic Advising Team at any point in their

program before completing HINF 6205 Research and Program Evaluation to request the

addition of HINF 6950 Practicum to their program of study.

The MS in Health Informatics optional practicum is designed to provide students who

have finished their coursework with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge, to develop

competence in professional practice, to apply knowledge to the solution of health

information problems, and to develop a respect for and a commitment to continued

professional knowledge.

The field practicum takes place in conjunction with registration in HINF 6960 - Scholarly

Project. The required hours of agency service may take place only during registration in

the appropriate seminar. All work hours must occur on or after the official start date of

the approved semester and may not go beyond the end date of the semester. Students who

cannot complete the practicum hours in one semester must register for the seminar until

all field hours are completed.

Students must have completed the first five semesters of required coursework to begin

the practicum and must be in good academic standing. Students are advised to begin

seeking a practicum placement as early as possible, but no later than two terms before

they plan to begin the practicum. Details about the practicum, the required forms, the

approval process, and important practicum application deadlines are available through

students' myWalden university portal.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information

for the MS in Health Informatics program relating to the types of occupations this

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program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students

who have graduated from this program.

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Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

The Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) program prepares professionals to

effectively manage the healthcare delivery demands of their organizations and the

communities they serve. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, students gain insight

into the post-Affordable Care Act landscape and gain the core business and leadership

skills expected by today's healthcare employers. By blending theory with research in their

coursework, students in the DHA program focus on utilizing practice-based research,

communication strategies, and data-driven approaches for decision making to improve

the healthcare experience for both providers and patients.

Learning Outcomes

The DHA Program Learning Outcomes relate to the Walden University Outcomes.

As graduates of this program, students will be prepared to:

1. Demonstrate evidence-based leadership approaches in changing healthcare environments. (WLO II, IV, VI, VII, VIII)

2. Engage in scientific inquiry to advance research and practice in complex healthcare systems. (WLO I, II, III, V, VI, VII)

3. Critically evaluate the interdisciplinary role of stakeholders in healthcare administration strategies. (WLO V, VI, VII)

4. Demonstrate data-driven decision making in healthcare setting financial management, strategic planning, economic analysis, and quality assessment.

(WLO II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

5. Apply ethical and legal principles to healthcare administration practice and communication. (WLO II, III, IV, VII, VIII, IX)

6. Implement culturally responsive decisions in healthcare administration. (WLO I, II, IV, VII, VIII, IX)

7. Assess risk management in healthcare settings using scientifically validated principles. (WLO IV, V, VI)

8. Promote positive social change through health management and systems thinking. (WLO I, II, IV, VI, VII, IX)

Track 1 (For students who hold a Master of Healthcare

Administration degree)

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Core courses (48 cr.)

• Research courses (10 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral companion course (5 cr.)

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o Doctoral completion course (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until completion)

• Two face-to-face residencies

Curriculum

Core Courses (48 cr.)

• DDHA 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health • DDHA 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention • DDHA 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Healthcare

Administration Leaders • DDHA 8246 - Advanced Application of Practice-based Research in Health • DDHA 8500 - Health Leadership and Systems Thinking • DDHA 8600 - Governance, Law, and Policy for Healthcare Leaders • DDHA 8750 - Trends and Issues in Executive Level Management for Healthcare

Administrators • DDHA 8800 - Data-Driven Decision Making • DDHA 8900 - Healthcare Quality Management

Research Courses (10 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Residency Requirements

• Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; required

in order to advance into DDHA 8246.

• Complete Residency 2 face-to-face between terms 4 and 6; required before your

first DDHA 9100.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• DDHA 8901 - Research Forum Companion • DDHA 9100 - DHA Research Capstone

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

DDHA 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary

Approach to Health* 3 cr.

DDHA 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and

Public Relations for Healthcare Administration

Leaders

5 cr.

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you

begin your program; required in order to advance

into DDHA 8246.

2 RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

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DDHA 8500 - Health Leadership and Systems

Thinking 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

DDHA 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease

Prevention 5 cr.

4 DDHA 8426 - Advanced Application of Practice-

based Research in Health 5 cr.

Complete Residency 2 face-to-face between terms

4 and 6; required before your first DDHA 9100.

4 DDHA 8900 - Healthcare Quality Management 5 cr.

5

DDHA 8600 - Governance, Law, and Policy for

Healthcare Leaders 5 cr.

DDHA 8750 - Trends and Issues in Executive Level

Management for Healthcare Administrators 5 cr.

6 DDHA 8800 - Data-Driven Decision Making 5 cr.

DDHA 8901 - Research Forum Companion 5 cr.

7+ DDHA 9100 - DHA Research Capstone**

5 cr. per term; taken

continuously until

completion

*Students enrolling in a midterm start date will take a 6-week version of DDHA 8003 by

itself in their first term.

**Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Track 2 (For students who hold a master's degree in an

academic discipline other than healthcare administration)

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Core courses (68 cr.)

• Research courses (10 cr.)

• Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral companion course (5 cr.)

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o Doctoral completion course (5 cr. per term; taken continuously until

completion)

• Two face-to-face residencies

Curriculum

Core Courses (68 cr.)

• DDHA 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health • DDHA 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention • DDHA 8051 - The United States Healthcare Delivery System • DDHA 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Healthcare

Administration Leaders • DDHA 8300 - Healthcare Financial Management and Economics • DDHA 8400 - Human Resource Management for Healthcare Administrators • DDHA 8426 - Advanced Application of Practice-based Research in Health • DDHA 8450 - Project and Resource Management in Integrated Systems • DDHA 8500 - Health Leadership and Systems Thinking • DDHA 8600 - Governance, Law, and Policy for Healthcare Leaders • DDHA 8700 - Healthcare Operations Management • DDHA 8750 - Trends and Issues in Executive Level Management for Healthcare

Administrators • DDHA 8800 - Data-Driven Decision Making • DDHA 8900 - Healthcare Quality Management

Research Courses (10 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Residency Requirements

• Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; required

in order to advance into DDHA 8246.

• Complete Residency 2 face-to-face between terms 6 and 8; required before your

first DDHA 9100.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• DDHA 8901 - Research Forum Companion • DDHA 9100 - DHA Research Capstone

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

DDHA 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary

Approach to Health* 3 cr.

DDHA 8051 - The United States Healthcare

Delivery System 5 cr.

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Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you

begin your program; required in order to advance

into DDHA 8246.

2

DDHA 8400 - Human Resource Management for

Healthcare Administrators 5 cr.

DDHA 8300 - Healthcare Financial Management

and Economics 5 cr.

3

DDHA 8700 - Healthcare Operations Management 5 cr.

DDHA 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and

Public Relations for Healthcare Administration

Leaders

5 cr.

4

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

DDHA 8500 - Health Leadership and Systems

Thinking 5 cr.

5

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

DDHA 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease

Prevention 5 cr.

6

DDHA 8450 - Project and Resource Management in

Integrated Systems 5 cr.

DDHA 8426 - Advanced Application of Practice-

based Research in Health 5 cr.

Complete Residency 2 face-to-face between terms

6 and 8; required before your first DDHA 9100.

7

DDHA 8900 - Healthcare Quality Management 5 cr.

DDHA 8600 - Governance, Law, and Policy for

Healthcare Leaders 5 cr.

8

DDHA 8750 - Trends and Issues in Executive Level

Management for Healthcare Administrators 5 cr.

DDHA 8800 - Data-Driven Decision Making 5 cr.

9+

DDHA 8901 - Research Forum Companion 5 cr.

DDHA 9100 - DHA Research Capstone

5 cr. per term; taken

continuously until

completion

*Students enrolling in a midterm start date will take a 6-week version of DDHA 8003 by

itself in their first term.

**Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

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To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Doctoral Writing Assessment

Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 will complete the

university's required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis. Designed to evaluate

incoming doctoral students' writing skills, this assessment aims to help prepare incoming

doctoral students to meet the university's expectations for writing at the doctoral level.

For more information, click here.

8-Year Maximum Timeframe

Students have 8 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements

[http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=155&navoid=51147]. Students may

petition to extend the 8-year maximum timeframe, but an extension is not guaranteed.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Find detailed information for the

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) (Track 1; Track 2) program relating to the

types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and

median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree prepares public health practitioners to

assume positions of leadership and influence in practice-based settings. In this

professional doctoral degree program, students explore public health challenges from

both a domestic and global standpoint and how evidence-based research can be applied to

advance public health goals. Through their coursework, students examine topics such as

ethics, budgeting, critical analysis, and supervision, with an overarching emphasis on

enhancing practical skills. Students in this multidisciplinary program have the

opportunity to collaborate on assignments with students from other Walden College of

Health Sciences programs.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, students will be prepared to:

1. Critically evaluate the interdisciplinary role of stakeholders in the application and evaluation of population-based public health strategies.

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2. Evaluate approaches to inform and influence public health interventions and strategies.

3. Apply research methods in the investigation of public health problems. 4. Critically evaluate evidence-based research, theories, and models used in public

health.

5. Apply systems-thinking skills and strategies for the promotion of public health policy and advocacy.

6. Apply evidence-based research and practices to promote positive social change. 7. Examine the application of economic theories in relation to public health systems

across diverse community settings.

8. Apply community health assessment techniques to identify, prioritize, and formulate solutions to community public health problems.

9. Apply ethical principles in public health practice.

Track 1 (For students who hold a Master of Public Health

degree)

Degree Requirements

For students who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, Track I allows them to

forgo foundational public health courses and complete the program in a shorter amount of

time.

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundations course (3 cr.)

• Core courses (45 cr.)

• Research courses (10 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral Capstone Course*

• Two face-to-face residencies

*If students do not complete their doctoral study in four terms, they will have the

opportunity to continue registration in PUBH 9100 until its completion.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 cr.)

• PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health♦

Core Courses (45 cr.)

• PUBH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention♦ • PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Public Health

Leaders♦ • PUBH 8246 - Advanced Application of Practice-Based Research in Public Health♦ • PUBH 8315 - Economics and Financing of Public Health Systems♦ • PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking♦ • PUBH 8440 - Application of Public Health and Behavior Change Theories♦ • PUBH 8475 - Advanced Program Implementation and Evaluation♦

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• PUBH 8545 - Advanced Analysis of Community Health Data and Surveillance in Public Health♦

• PUBH 8900 - Research Forum

Research Courses (10 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Residency Requirements

• Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your

program; required in order to advance into PUBH 8246.

• Complete Residency 2 face-to-face after PUBH 8246 AND prior to PUBH 9100 -

Research Forum.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• PUBH 9100 - Public Health Capstone

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary

Approach to Health♦ 3 cr.

PUBH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease

Prevention♦ 5 cr.

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you

begin your program; required in order to advance

into PUBH 8246.

2

PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and

Public Relations for Public Health Leaders♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

3

PUBH 8240 - Public Health Policy and Advocacy♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

4

PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and

Systems Thinking♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 8246 - Advanced Application of Practice-

Based Research in Public Health♦ 5 cr.

Complete Residency 2 face-to-face after PUBH

8246 AND prior to PUBH 9100 - Research

Forum.

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5

PUBH 8315 - Economics and Financing of Public

Health Systems♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 8545 - Advanced Analysis of Community

Health Data and Surveillance in Public Health♦ 5 cr.

6

PUBH 8440 - Application of Public Health and

Behavior Change Theories♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 8475 - Advanced Program Implementation

and Evaluation♦ 5 cr.

7+

PUBH 8900 - Research Forum 5 cr.

PUBH 9100 - Public Health Capstone*

5 cr. per term; taken

continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Track 2 (For students who have a master's degree in an

academic discipline other than public health)

Degree Requirements

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundations course (3 cr.)

• Core courses (71 cr.)

• Research courses (10 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Capstone

o Doctoral Capstone course*

• Two face-to-face residencies

*If students do not complete their doctoral study in four terms, they will have the

opportunity to continue registration in PUBH 9100 until its completion.

Curriculum

Foundation Course (3 cr.)

• PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health♦

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Core Courses (71 cr.)

• PUBH 8030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦ • PUBH 8031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦ • PUBH 8032 - SPSS Revealed • PUBH 8033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data♦ • PUBH 8034 - Environmental Health: Local to Global♦ • PUBH 8035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health♦ • PUBH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention♦ • PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Public Health

Leaders♦ • PUBH 8240 - Public Health Policy and Advocacy♦ • PUBH 8246 - Advanced Application of Practice-Based Research in Public Health♦ • PUBH 8315 - Economics and Financing of Public Health Systems♦ • PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking♦ • PUBH 8440 - Application of Public Health and Behavior Change Theories♦ • PUBH 8475 - Advanced Program Implementation and Evaluation♦ • PUBH 8545 - Advanced Analysis of Community Health Data and Surveillance in

Public Health♦ • PUBH 8900 - Research Forum

Research Courses (10 cr.)

• RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ • RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦

Residency Requirements

• Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program;

required in order to advance into PUBH 8246.

• Complete Residency 2 face-to-face after PUBH 8246 AND prior to PUBH 9100 -

Research Forum.

Completion of the Doctoral Capstone

• PUBH 9100 - Public Health Capstone

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits

1

PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary

Approach to Health♦ 3 cr.

PUBH 8030 - Socioecological Perspectives on

Health♦ 5 cr.

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you

begin your program; required in order to advance

into PUBH 8246.

2 PUBH 8032 - SPSS Revealed 5 cr.

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PUBH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease

Prevention♦ 5 cr.

3

PUBH 8033 - Interpretation and Application of

Public Health Data♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 8031 - Public Health Administration and

Leadership♦ 5 cr.

4

PUBH 8035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science

of Public Health♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and

Public Relations for Public Health Leaders♦ 5 cr.

5

PUBH 8034 - Environmental Health: Local to

Global♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

6

PUBH 8240 - Public Health Policy and Advocacy♦ 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

7

PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and

Systems Thinking♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 8246 - Advanced Application of Practice-

Based Research in Public Health♦ 5 cr.

Complete Residency 2 face-to-face after PUBH

8246 AND prior to PUBH 9100 - Research

Forum.

8

PUBH 8315 - Economics and Financing of Public

Health Systems♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 8545 - Advanced Analysis of Community

Health Data and Surveillance in Public Health♦ 5 cr.

9

PUBH 8440 - Application of Public Health and

Behavior Change Theories♦ 5 cr.

PUBH 8475 - Advanced Program Implementation

and Evaluation♦ 5 cr.

10+

PUBH 8900 - Research Forum 5 cr.

PUBH 9100 - Public Health Capstone*

5 cr. per term; taken

continuously until

completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

approval.

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To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several

independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and

the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral

defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also

publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about

the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Doctoral Writing Assessment

Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 will complete the

university's required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis. Designed to evaluate

incoming doctoral students' writing skills, this assessment aims to help prepare incoming

doctoral students to meet the university's expectations for writing at the doctoral level.

For more information, click here.

8-Year Maximum Timeframe

Students have 8 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements

[http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=155&navoid=51147]. Students may

petition to extend the 8-year maximum timeframe, but an extension is not guaranteed.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed

decision about where you pursue your education. Find detailed information for the

Doctor of Public Health program relating to the types of occupations this program may

lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have

graduated from this program. This information will vary depending on whether you (1)

hold a MPH degree or (2) hold a master's degree in an area other than public health.

PhD in Health Education and Promotion

In recent years, public, professional, governmental, and medical groups have increasingly

come to recognize the need for more health and wellness promotion initiatives, as the

majority of adults do not meet the minimum recommendations to eat healthfully, exercise

more, and make behavioral changes that can reduce disease and prolong their lives. With

the focus of healthcare shifting toward preventive care and education, the demand for

qualified health educators is projected to rise 21% by 2020.* Now is the time for students

to gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to plan, implement, and evaluate

prevention programs and services. With an online PhD in Health Education and

Promotion degree, students can help groups and individuals lead healthier lifestyles or

conduct research in an area that will help make the world a healthier place.

As one of a small number of online doctoral programs that is fully dedicated to this topic,

Walden's health education and promotion degree program explores both individual and

population health, focusing on health behavior theory and techniques for changing

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behaviors. Using the latest technology, students will review case studies that touch on

current trends and research and explore best practices from a global perspective.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the factors that impact individual and population health. 2. Synthesize assessment results to identify and prioritize health problems. 3. Engage in collaborative planning of health interventions. 4. Apply knowledge that results in successful implementation and monitoring of

health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

5. Evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

6. Conduct original health education-related research. 7. Demonstrate ethical behavior as a health education scholar-practitioner. 8. Facilitate efforts among stakeholders to achieve common goals related to

individual and community health.

9. Apply health education principles, theories, and models to create professional communication and establish positive public relations.

10. Use evidence-based research to advocate for policies and programs that promote positive social change related to the health of individuals and communities.

Focus Areas

Students must select three focus area courses from one of the following focus areas to

complete during the course of the program.

• Behavioral Health

• Global Health

• Management and Leadership

• Online Teaching in Higher Education

• Population Health

Degree Requirements

Track I (prior MS in Health Education and Promotion degree)

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (3 cr.)

• Core courses (25 cr.)

• Research courses (20 cr.)

• Focus area courses (15 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Capstone

o Dissertation

• Four residencies

Track II (prior MPH degree)

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

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• Foundation course (3 cr.)

• Core courses (40 cr.)

• Research courses (20 cr.)

• Focus area courses (15 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Capstone

o Dissertation

• Four residencies

Track III

• Professional Development Plan and Program of Study

• Foundation course (3 cr.)

• Core courses (55 cr.)

• Research courses (20 cr.)

• Focus area courses (15 cr.)

• Completion of Doctoral Capstone

o Dissertation

• Four residencies

Residency Requirements

• Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program;

should be completed within 90 days of completing your Foundations course.

• Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual within 18 months of your start

date or linked to your registration for or completion of your first research course.

• Complete Residency 3 face-to-face by the end of your third year.

• Complete Residency 4 during your third year or beyond as:

o a face-to-face or virtual residency (RESI 8404) OR

o an approved professional conference (RESI 8900 based on program

availability) OR

o a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500) during your 9000 course. Contact

Academic Advising to register.

• Optional: Complete a PhD Dissertation Intensive retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-

face during your dissertation. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Course Sequences

Track I

Quarter Course Credits

1

HLTH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary

Approach to Health♦ 3 cr.

HLTH 8129 - Communications, Marketing, and

Public Relations for Public Health Leaders♦ 5 cr.

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Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as

you begin your program; should be completed

within 90 days of completing HLTH 8003.

2

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease

Prevention♦ 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual

within 18 months of your start date or linked to

your registration for or completion of your first

research course.

Focus Area Course 5 cr.

4

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 8412 - Health Education and

Communication Strategies 5 cr.

5 HLTH 8207 - Grant Writing 5 cr.

Focus Area Course 5 cr.

6 HLTH 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation 5 cr.

Focus Area Course 5 cr.

Complete Residency 3 face-to-face by the end of

your third year.

7–10+

RSCH 8261 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis

OR

RSCH 8351 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning

and Analysis

OR

RSCH 8451 - Advanced Mixed-Methods

Reasoning and Analysis

5 cr.

Complete Residency 4 during your third year or

beyond as:

• a face-to-face or virtual residency (RESI

8404) OR

• an approved professional conference

(RESI 8900 based on program availability)

OR

• a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500)

during your 9000 course. Contact

Academic Advising to register.

2018–2019 Walden Univers ity Catalog (September 2018) Page 346

HLTH 9101 - Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until

completion

Optional: Complete a PhD Dissertation Intensive

retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during your

dissertation. Contact Academic Advising to

register.

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Track II

Quarter Course Credits

1

HLTH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary

Approach to Health♦ 3 cr.

HLTH 8110 - Exploring Health Education in the

21st Century 5 cr.

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as

you begin your program; should be completed

within 90 days of completing HLTH 8003.

2

HLTH 8205 - Assessing Community Needs for

Health Education 5 cr.

HLTH 8030 - Socioecological Perspectives on

Health 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual

within 18 months of your start date or linked to

your registration for or completion of your first

research course.

HLTH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease

Prevention♦ 5 cr.

4 RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

2018–2019 Walden Univers ity Catalog (September 2018) Page 347

Focus Area Course 5 cr.

5

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 8440 - Application of Public Health and

Behavior Change Theories♦ 5 cr.

6 HLTH 8207 - Grant Writing 5 cr.

Focus Area Course 5 cr.

Complete Residency 3 face-to-face by the end of

your third year.

7

HLTH 8412 - Health Education and

Communication Strategies 5 cr.

HLTH 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation 5 cr.

8

Focus Area Course 5 cr.

RSCH 8250 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning

and Analysis

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods

Reasoning and Analysis

5 cr.

Complete Residency 4 during your third year or

beyond as:

• a face-to-face or virtual residency (RESI

8404) OR

• an approved professional conference

(RESI 8900 based on program availability)

OR

• a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500)

during your 9000 course. Contact

Academic Advising to register.

9–12+

HLTH 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation 5 cr.

HLTH 9101 - Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until

completion

Optional: Complete a PhD Dissertation Intensive

retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during your

dissertation. Contact Academic Advising to

register.

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

2018–2019 Walden Univers ity Catalog (September 2018) Page 348

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic

Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is

conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Track III

Quarter Course Credits

1

HLTH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary

Approach to Health♦ 3 cr.

HLTH 8110 - Exploring Health Education in the

21st Century 5 cr.

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as

you begin your program; should be completed

within 90 days of completing HLTH 8003.

2

HLTH 8205 - Assessing Community Needs for

Health Education 5 cr.

HLTH 8030 - Socioecological Perspectives on

Health 5 cr.

3

HLTH 8475 - Advanced Program Implementation

and Evaluation 5 cr.

HLTH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease

Prevention♦ 5 cr.

4

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and

Methods♦ 5 cr.

Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual

within 18 months of your start date or linked to

your registration for or completion of your first

research course.

HLTH 8412 - Health Education and

Communication Strategies 5 cr.

5

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

Focus Area Course 5 cr.

6

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and

Analysis♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 8240 - Public Health Policy and Advocacy 5 cr.

2018–2019 Walden Univers ity Catalog (September 2018) Page 349

7

HLTH 8440 - Application of Public Health and

Behavior Change Theories♦ 5 cr.

HLTH 8031 - Public Health Administration and

Leadership♦ 5 cr.

8 Focus Area Course 5 cr.

HLTH 8207 - Grant Writing 5 cr.

Complete Residency 3 face-to-face by the end of

your third year.

9 HLTH 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation 5 cr.

Focus Area Course 5 cr.

Complete Residency 4 during your third year or

beyond as:

• a face-to-face or virtual residency (RESI

8404) OR

• an approved professional conference

(RESI 8900 based on program availability)

OR

• a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500)

during your 9000 course. Contact

Academic Advising to register.

10–13+

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning

and Analysis

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning

and Analysis

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods

Reasoning and Analysis

5 cr.

HLTH 9101 - Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a

minimum of four terms;

taken continuously until

completion

Optional: Complete a PhD Dissertation Intensive

retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during your

dissertation. Contact Academic Advising to

register.

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled

until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of

several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research

Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain

approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final app