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Daniela Brancheau | MS in Higher Education Graduate

PhD in Education

This program helps education professionals pursue original research that contributes to the field. Taking into consideration challenges that educators face today, the PhD 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.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Free Information form.

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the proper program that's right for you, then submit your application.

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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.

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

For more information about our education degree programs, financial aid, and tuition and scholarships, request free information or call one of our enrollment advisors.

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