Center for Professional Development and Continuing Education

Enhance Your Skills and Help Advance Your Career

Through our Center for Professional Development and Continuing Education, you can refresh your skills, gain new knowledge, and even earn credit to satisfy credentials or licenses with our certificate programs and individual courses.
 
We offer a diverse portfolio of professional development offerings to help you become more competitive in your field or give you the opportunity to explore a new interest. Credit from many certificates and courses can be applied toward a Walden degree. Certificates and courses are available in growing fields such as business, counseling, education, nursing, psychology, and public policy and administration.

Choose from:

  • Certificates
    Our certificate programs offer the same collaborative and convenient online learning experience as our degree programs and are taught by faculty members who are experts in their fields. Certificates have grown to represent 22% of postsecondary education, making them the fastest growing credential.*
  • Instructor-led courses
    We offer a wide range of continuing education courses in popular areas of study such as education, management, nursing, and more. Learn from faculty members who are experts in their fields while benefiting from the flexibility to participate in classes on a weekly basis whenever it’s convenient for you.
  • Self-paced courses
    Through our partnership with Canter and Associates, LLC, a leading provider of professional development for educators, we offer a variety of one- and three-credit self-paced graduate courses for teachers. Topics include classroom management, reading and literacy, technology, instruction, and more.
  • Customized professional certificates
    Walden can also partner with your organization to design customized certificate programs for your employees that address your specific business challenges. Contact Doug Deforge at 1-443-627-7060 or doug.deforge@laureate.net for more information.

Discover how our certificate programs and courses can help you meet your professional 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.

*Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, “Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees,” by Anthony P. Carnevale, Stephen J. Rose, and Andrew R. Hanson, 2012, on the Internet at http://cew.georgetown.edu/certificates (viewed online June 26, 2013).