With online instruction becoming increasingly common and many adults seeking new skills, the need for educators qualified to teach adult learners online is growing.

Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators combines adult learning theory with the online instruction strategies you need to advance in this growing field. Leveraging Walden’s more than 40 years of experience in educating working professionals, you’ll benefit from the expertise of leaders in the field in designing, delivering, and assessing the effectiveness of online courses and programs geared specifically to adult learners. Using innovative technologies, you’ll experience firsthand how the online classroom is transforming adult education.
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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 Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators 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 from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Adult Learning with a specialization in Online Teaching.


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Curriculum Component  Requirements  Cost 
Courses 12 total semester credit hours  $660 per semester credit hour 
Technology Fee per semester $160

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Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

For assistance in deciding which certificate program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.