Why Consider Our Online Education Degree Programs?
- The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden is the college of choice for more than 65,000 students and alumni, including more than 150 state teachers of the year. From certificates to doctorates, our online education degree programs give you the opportunity to learn from recognized education experts, policymakers, and scholar-practitioners who are making a profound impact on the national and international education landscapes.
- At Walden, you’ll find online education degrees to meet a variety of career goals, whether you're looking to pursue administrative or leadership roles, instruct adult learners in vocational or higher education settings, or teach children in grades P–12. Our degree offerings let you choose from a variety of specialized study areas, from early childhood studies and literacy to college teaching and learning.
- Our online education programs provide you with practical, research-based strategies for improving student achievement combined with enriching opportunities for professional development and hands-on experience. Designed to address the 21st-century challenges facing education today, our online education degrees prepare you to solve real-world issues within your school or community.
The Value of Accreditation
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. Walden University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2019 through June 2026. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation, promoting excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. Walden University earned CAEP accreditation by meeting rigorous national standards and demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.
Note on certification and licensure: Acceptance of education degrees from Walden University by individual states for the satisfaction of certification or licensure requirements rests with each state. Walden’s advisors can provide individuals with basic guidelines and other information about state requirements. It remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with the regulations and other requirements for the state in which he or she resides.
Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.