The following information is provided as guidance for current and prospective students. Walden enrollment advisors can provide additional guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements.

Educator Licensure and Accreditation FAQs

The Educator Accreditation and Licensure FAQs can provide prospective and current Walden students with general information about state licensure requirements. However, requirements vary from state to state and are constantly evolving. Students and prospective students are expected to research and comply with their own state requirements.

State-Specific Licensure Issues

Prospective and current students can find information about Walden programs and licensure requirements specific to their state. The following information is provided as guidance only. Walden cannot guarantee that the information is accurate and current. Prospective students should verify their state’s requirements themselves, prior to enrolling in any degree program. Each state’s agency responsible for the licensing of education personnel can be found in this list of state teacher licensing bodies.

Disclosures Specific to Walden’s Education Programs

Prospective and current students can find additional licensure information specific to individual education programs and specializations.

University Accreditation (Regional)

Prospective and current students can find more information regarding Walden University’s regional accreditation and other accreditation not related to the education profession.

NCATE Accreditation

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to preK–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.