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"Walden University has made me an effective educator by giving me skills I can use in my classroom and pass to my students to make them more effective learners"

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Ph.D. in Education

This program helps education professionals pursue original research that contributes to the field. Taking into consideration challenges that educators face today, the Ph.D. in Education program explores issues such as human development, organizational systems, and promotion of social change through education. With a range of specializations and learning formats, you can personalize your course of study to meet your needs and goals.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Adult Education Leadership
  • Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability
  • Community College Leadership
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Global and Comparative Education
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership, Policy, and Change
  • Learning, Instruction, and Innovation
  • Self-Designed
  • Special Education


The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden
University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited college, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness and improving student achievement.

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