With Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Development, you can learn to assess the impact of various practices on student achievement.

Explore how to plan, design, and deliver professional development opportunities that help teachers meet the needs of their students. Based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Five Core Propositions and the standards of Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council),  this certificate program can help you build your collaboration, facilitation, coaching, and mentoring skills so you can create effective professional development for teachers.

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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 Professional Development 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.  All credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Education program with a specialization in Professional Development (Grades Pre-K–12) .


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Curriculum Component  Requirements  Cost 
Courses 12 total semester credit hours  $515 per semester credit hour 
Technology Fee per semester $160

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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For assistance in deciding which online 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.