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Ph.D. in Education - Early Childhood and Primary Education

Offered By: Walden University

As the demographics of the family and workforce change, the nation is increasingly turning its attention to the critical need for early child development and education. At Walden, you will develop the expertise to lead in the development of new program practices, to apply emerging research on development in the early years and to conceptualize new paradigms for early learning through The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. Graduates attain key positions in college teaching, research endeavors, leadership positions and advocacy roles addressing the young child, birth through age 8.

The Ph.D. in Education online degree program produces leaders who can address the nation's most pressing educational challenges. Each online degree specialization is designed to meet both your professional interests and the needs of your school district, college or university. This graduate degree is ideal if you are already a teacher, and your career goals include becoming a superintendent, faculty member at a university or community college, teacher or administrator.