Tempo Learning™ by Walden.
Earn your degree on your terms.

For more than 45 years Walden has been committed to effecting positive social change by offering working adults innovative, student-centered educational programs.

As a continuation of this commitment, we are proud to introduce Tempo Learning, a self-paced educational experience designed to support you in earning your degree on your terms.

Tempo Learning puts progress within reach every day. It’s the chance to be a student and work at a pace that fits your lifestyle. It’s the learning experience that recognizes your life experience by allowing you to accelerate your progress to account for what you already know. And, the more experience you have, the faster you go and the less you pay. Tempo Learning is the opportunity to pursue your degree anywhere, on any device, at any time—helping you build real-world skills that you can apply at work the very next day.


How Tempo Learning Benefits You

Our goal is to help you succeed; our mission is to make it achievable.

Set your price by setting your pace.

Unlike traditional degree programs, where time and cost are fixed, Tempo Learning gives you access to your entire degree program at once. You can subscribe to Tempo Learning for three months at a time and learn as much you want. The faster you go, the less you pay.

Be recognized for what you already know; only pay to learn what you don’t.

The more educational, work, and life experience you have, the better. Applied knowledge has an important place in our programs since the competencies can directly relate to real-life, work-applicable situations. Our assessments have been designed so that you can show us what you know and move on to the things that you don’t.

Acquire skills that can be applied to your profession now.

Our students say that their learning experiences are immediately relevant in their day jobs. That’s because we’ve developed our programs with the help of industry and academic experts and include regular assessments along the way that give students the chance to double-check their understanding and speed their progress.


Heidi McFadden

“I have been able to adjust my workload to the other demands on my time - specifically work and family. In addition, the reasonable fee structure has made it feasible for me to participate at this time, despite having a child in college.”
—Heidi McFadden, MS in Early Childhood Studies Student, Tempo Learning

Annie Ngo

“I can do it on my own time without set deadlines.”
—Annie Ngo, Tempo Learning Student

Learn More or Apply Now

Tempo Learning currently offers the following programs:

With monthly start dates, you can begin the program whenever it is convenient for you. New students can start the first Monday of any month.

Request more information below or call one of our enrollment advisors at 1-855-598-3427.

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