Minneapolis—November 22, 2011—To help teachers and administrators meet the learning needs of preK–12 students, Walden University today announced four new partnerships with school systems and districts that serve educators in California, Maryland and South Carolina. The partnerships will support increased access to master’s degree programs and professional development opportunities for educators and help teachers make a direct impact both in and out of the classroom.

Teachers, administrators and staff members of the partner districts and school systems will have the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree online in Walden’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. A leading provider of education degrees online, the Riley College of Education and Leadership offers educators access to nationally recognized experts and cutting-edge curricula, providing the knowledge, experience and skills needed to be more effective in a wide variety of roles in the education field.

Walden’s new education partners are:

  • Cecil County Public School System — The Cecil County Public School System serves the residents of Cecil County, Md. The county system comprises 17 elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools and three specialized training schools.
  • Colleton County School District — The Colleton County School District is located in South Carolina’s low country and serves nearly 6,000 students. The district comprises six elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, one career and technology center, one alternative education program and one early childhood center.
  • Howard County Public School System — The Howard County Public School System serves the residents of Howard County, Md. The public school system is composed of 40 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 12 high schools and three education centers.
  • Val Verde Unified School District — The Val Verde Unified School District is in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. metropolitan area. The district serves 19,571 K–12 students and is composed of one preschool, 12 elementary schools, five middle schools and four high schools.

These new partnerships join the growing contingent of hospitals, healthcare systems, nonprofits, business and education organizations and institutions that have aligned with Walden to provide education opportunities to their employees. Walden previously announced partnerships with the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) and Education Service Centers (ESC), Regions 1, 2, 18 and 20 in Texas.

Through Walden’s partnerships, organizations can help their employees excel personally and professionally. Walden offers relevant, state-of-the-art degree programs that focus on real-world challenges and inspire positive social change. For more information about Walden University, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership and Walden’s educational partnership opportunities, visit www.WaldenU.edu/partnerships.

About Walden University
For more than 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 46,500 students from all 50 states and more than 120 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online 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 55 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.

Walden offers more than 60 degree programs with more than 300 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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