Minneapolis—February 15, 2011— Walden University announced today the addition of five new online certificate programs to prepare working professionals for emerging opportunities in the increasingly demanding fields of project management and education. Walden’s new online certificate programs provide practical knowledge and relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

A Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, Walden now offers a Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management for students to gain the fundamental skills needed to manage projects in almost any industry or field. A Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management is also being offered for experienced project managers to enhance advanced skills and strategic perspective in preparation for career growth. Designed to be completed in as little as six months, these certificates also position students for PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. All credits earned from the project management certificates may be applied toward Walden’s MS in Project Management degree program.

To meet the increasing demand for qualified college instructors, Walden is now offering a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning where students study the major steps in the teaching and learning process as well as explore online learning environments to meet the needs of students in the virtual classroom. A Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing guides students in the development of comprehensive strategies along with communication and marketing tools to promote higher education institutions. Program participants also explore new media solutions to reach today’s students. Both programs can be completed in as little as eight months, and credits earned from these certificate programs may be applied toward the equivalent specialization in Walden’s MS in Higher Education degree program.

Another new certificate includes a Graduate Certificate in Professional Development to help educators build collaboration, facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills and create positive professional development experiences for teachers.

For more details about the new online certificate programs, visit www.WaldenU.edu.

About Walden University
For 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 42,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 50 online and campus-based universities in 24 countries.

Walden offers more than 50 degree programs with more than 225 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.

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