Walden University offers education graduate certificate programs to help educators strengthen their skills and develop new ones to teach students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Beautiful female student studying in the library.Whether your education career has you in a classroom or an administrative office, you play an essential role ensuring a prosperous future for students. Walden University offers a variety of online education programs to make sure your own future is just as prosperous. By obtaining an education graduate certificate online, you can quickly learn specialized skills without the cost and time needed to complete a full degree program. You’ll also have the flexibility to advance your career while you continue to have an impact on students’ lives.

Walden offers a variety of graduate certificate programs in education. Here are just a few:

  1. Graduate Certificate in Elementary Reading and Literacy
    In this program, you’ll learn how to create, deliver, and analyze responsive reading and literacy instruction for elementary school students from diverse backgrounds and at different reading levels. You’ll use the five pillars of reading—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—to prepare to work with students in preschool through sixth grade, as well as struggling and gifted readers and students who are learning English. This online certificate program will teach you strategies you can apply in your classroom right away.
  2. Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning
    There’s a growing demand for qualified college teachers. A Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning will give you the skills necessary to meet that demand. You will learn what the teaching and learning process entails, from planning to assessing outcomes. This program will also show you how to engage students in a virtual classroom setting.
  3. Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing
    Our enrollment management and institutional marketing graduate certificate program can help you attract and retain more students at your institution. Here, you’ll discover effective strategies and communication and marketing tools you can use to spread the word about your institution. You’ll also cover how social media and apps can help your institution connect with today’s students.
  4. Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success
    This online certificate program will provide you with the skills you’ll need to make a difference in today’s education climate. It’s the ideal program for anyone who works or wants to work in a higher education leadership role. You’ll learn how to create programs and services that help students from different backgrounds achieve their academic goals. You will also explore the social, economic, and political contexts that influence education at the collegiate level.
  5. Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership
    The Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership program will help you develop the crucial strengths any teacher needs to succeed, such as coaching, mentorship, and distributed leadership. By becoming a better leader, you increase your ability to help students do better in school and encourage parents to get more involved. You will also learn how to encourage your fellow educators to collaborate and share the teaching strategies and practices that have worked best for them.
  6. Graduate Certificate in Special Education
    Special educators are crucial to today’s learning communities, which is why they must stay up-to-date on the latest practices in the field. Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Special Education provides educators with the latest teaching strategies to help students with special needs. You will obtain skills you can put into practice in the classroom immediately, study functional behavior assessment, and learn other skills such as how to provide accommodations that fit your students’ abilities.
  7. Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators
    As more adults look to acquire new skills via online training, demand for educators to teach these skills online has grown significantly. This graduate certificate program will provide educators with the online teaching strategies that will be needed to excel in this expanding field. Educators in the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators program will benefit from Walden’s four-plus decades of experience teaching adult learners in numerous fields. You’ll also experience firsthand the impact online classes are having on adult education.
  8. Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership
    In this online certificate program, you’ll obtain necessary skills to run childcare centers or lead youth programs. You’ll also learn how to create an atmosphere where children from different backgrounds can all learn and succeed. The management principles portion of this program will teach you how to recruit, lead, and evaluate staff members; allocate resources; and more.

Learn more about Walden University’s education graduate certificate programs or any of our other education programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level.

Walden University is an accredited institution offering online graduate-level certificates in a number of disciplines. Explore how Walden University’s online certificate programs can help you get the advanced skills you need now.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.