The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness.

Named for the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, the Riley College of Education and Leadership is the choice of more than 56,000 students and alumni, including more than 100 state teachers of the year. The college offers a variety of programs ranging from teacher preparation to doctoral degrees that connect educators with nationally recognized education experts, policymakers, and scholar-practitioners who are driving change and influencing the future of education.

About The College

Learn more about the college and the benefits of taking part in our online education programs.

• About the College
• About Richard W. Riley
• Grants and Scholarships for Educators
• Educational Research
• State Teachers of the Year

 

Academic Programs

Learn about the wide range of undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and licensure programs designed to provide a continuous pathway for advancing your career.

• Academic Programs

The College Community

Meet the people who you'll work with in your program and learn more about those taking the same journey.

• Administration
• Alumni
• Faculty
• Students

 

NCATE Accreditation

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other preK–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures the institution has met rigorous national standards set by the profession and members of the public.

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  • NCATE Accreditation

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

    Discover what earning your degree from a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)-accredited institution means to you.

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  • Demonstrating Accountability, Transparency, and Assessment


    Learn more about The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, including student characteristics, satisfaction, and assessment performance.

  • Educational Research


    Outcomes research brief coverThe Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership actively supports research that advances the field of education—from the link between teacher education and student achievement to the use of technology in the classroom. Read about our research.