Doctorate Online

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - P-20 Education (Self-Designed)

Walden University

33 months
11000 USD/year
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Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - P-20 Education (Self-Designed) program from Walden University offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way.


With the Lifelong Learning Pathway from Walden University, students in most of the PhD in Education, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - P-20 Education (Self-Designed), and Education Specialist (EdS) programs take many of the same initial courses. You can start in one of the post-master’s or doctoral programs in education and move to another degree program, which saves you time and money.

In the EdD program, you can also:

  • Select a course load that is right for you.
  • Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation.
  • Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion.
  • Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Community College Leadership
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure)
  • Educational Technology
  • Higher Education and Adult Learning
  • Higher Education Leadership and Management
  • Higher Education (Self-Designed)
  • Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure)
  • Special Education
  • P-20 Education (Self-Designed)

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 33 months

Start dates & application deadlines


79 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level. 
  • Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid. 
  • Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Tuition Fee

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    11000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30250 USD for the full programme during 33 months.
  • Tuition-Course Work - $30,250
  • Tuition - Dissertation/Doctoral Study - $12,100–$75,625


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - P-20 Education (Self-Designed)
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