Prepare to meet the growing demand for educators who are trained to manage and lead adult developmental education programs.

Grounded in both adult learning and developmental education theory and best practices, Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Developmental Education prepares you to place, assess, and teach adults with special learning needs in a variety of settings and programs, including community colleges, four-year institutions, community settings, and ESOL programs. This certificate program combines theory, research, and practical approaches to empower you to help adults with special needs achieve their career and life goals.


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  • “Certificate programs from the Riley College of Education and Leadership are designed to help educators like you update your skills as you advance your career. You can participate in Walden’s collaborative online environments as you share ideas with educators across the country.”

    Dr. Kelley Costner
    Associate Dean of Master’s and Undergraduate Programs
    The Richard W. Riley
    College of Education and Leadership

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Completion Requirements

  • 12 total semester credits

You can complete the Certificate in Developmental Education in as little as 8 months. Time to completion may 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. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Adult Learning with a specialization in Developmental Education.

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Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 12 total semester credit hours  $660 per semester hour $7,920
Books and Materials Estimated costs Included in tuition $0
Technology Fee  Per semester $160 $320
    Total $8,240
    Transfer up to 6 credits  $3,960
    Total with Maximum Transfer Credits $4,280

*Time to completion may 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.

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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