A leading provider of education programs for working professionals, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is dedicated to increasing educator effectiveness and student achievement. The college offers a diverse portfolio of individual courses for adult learners who are seeking to grow as educators without enrolling in a degree or certificate program.

These courses are offered in two learning formats: instructor-led and self-paced. The self-paced courses are provided through a unique partnership with Canter, a pioneer in the field of teacher professional development. You may be able to apply some courses toward a Walden degree program, should you decide to pursue one in the future. A Walden enrollment advisor can provide more details.

  Instructor-Led Courses:  Self-Paced Courses:
Courses Available In   
  • Adolescent Literacy and Technology
  • Child Development
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Reading and Literacy
  • Elementary Reading and Mathematics 
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom
  • Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Level Education
  • Professional Development
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Leadership
Learning Experience A Walden faculty member guides you through your course, facilitating discussion and learning. A course study guide helps you to plan your study schedule and work through content and concepts.
Schedule Complete coursework on a weekly basis whenever it’s convenient for you. Complete coursework at your own pace within an assigned term.
Format   Courses are offered in an online format. Courses are offered in two formats: online, print & DVD.
Classroom Interaction You can interact with faculty and peers in online class discussions. Peer interaction differs by course format: print & DVD requires in-person study group interactions while online includes online discussion boards.

No instructor feedback during the course.






Degree Levels Courses offered at undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses offered at graduate level only.
For More Information  
  • Call a Canter Graduate Course Representative at 1-800-669-9011
  • See a full list of Walden graduate courses offered in partnership with Canter.

See a complete listing of courses offered at Walden. View education courses by selecting the prefixes EDUC, EDAD, EIDT, MATH, SCIE or READ.

A Walden enrollment advisor is available to assist you in selecting and registering for a course. To speak with an enrollment advisor, call 1-866-492-5336 in the U.S. or view list of international toll-free phone numbers. You can also request information online. Be sure to select “Individual Courses” under “Programs of Interest” when completing the online request form.

If you would like to learn more about Walden’s degree programs in education, please visit Walden’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership.