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Walden has more than 100 degree and certificate programs and over 260 concentrations and specializations that meet your needs—and the moment.
BS in Psychology
Addiction can take many forms. Individuals today are coping with addictions to a variety of substances and activities, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, shopping, and self-injury. Managing addiction involves more than just identifying available treatment options.
BS in Health Studies - Health Psychology and Behavior
The challenges of health and well-being in today’s world require an understanding of the social, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive factors associated with disease, illness and injury. These factors can not only vary in important ways by geography, but by differences in culture, race/ethnicity, and experience.
BS in Health Studies - Health Promotion and Wellness
Multiple Learning Options Available
Yoga and Pilates. Organic farmers’ markets. Community bike paths. A renewed interest in wellness and vitality has prompted the healthcare industry to take a closer look at how we move, what we eat, and why we behave the way we do. You can stay in step with the sweeping changes that are impacting our nation’s health by enrolling in Walden’s BS in Health Studies with a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness.
A projected healthcare industry growth of 21.7% by 2016* will raise the demand for health professionals who are effective leaders, critical thinkers, and ethical decision-makers. Gain a broad understanding of the field of health studies and position yourself for a leadership role in health-related organizations with Walden’s enhanced Health Management concentration in the B.S. in Health Studies program.
BS in Public Health - Health Promotion and Wellness
Multiple Learning Options Available
With multiple weight-loss shows on television and celebrity exercise regimens discussed in every tabloid, it’s hard to decipher what’s healthy and what’s hype. Now, with the Health Promotion and Wellness concentration, you can help individuals and communities—and even yourself—embrace a healthier lifestyle and achieve optimal wellness.
Public health professionals are integral to the safety and development of local and international communities. This General Program can help you build your knowledge of public health policy to promote positive social change across communities.
As the field of public health grows, so does the need for trained professionals who are prepared to assume leadership and decision-making roles in private, government, or nonprofit public health agencies.
MS in Education - Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8)
Help prepare young students in developing the analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills they need to succeed in college and in their careers with an MS in Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8).
MS in Education - Elementary Reading and Mathematics
Help elementary school students cultivate a love for learning as they build the essential reading and mathematics skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond with a MS in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6).
MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12)
Learn to respond effectively to your students’ diverse learning needs and provide authentic, differentiated learning experiences that help students master the multidimensional skills required for success in the 21st century.
MS in Education - Elementary Reading and Literacy (P–6) (Non-Licensure)
This specialization prepares you to help students (Grades PreK–6) develop the 21st-century literacy skills required for college and career readiness by achieving the English Language Arts goals outlined in the Common Core State Standards, National Board Standards, and other state standards.
Middle school is a critical time in children’s math development and learning. You can help children build on their math skills to ensure school success with a specialization in Mathematics (Grades 5–8).
Do you want to increase your ability to promote positive social change by meeting the diverse educational requirements of students with special needs? If you are an experienced special educator with the desire to enhance your skills by incorporating the latest developments in the field into your program, this specialization offers a path to continuing professional achievement.
For students to be competitive in the 21st-century global marketplace, they need strong scientific knowledge and abilities. This newly enhanced specialization in Science blends content with pedagogy so you can learn science in the same way you will teach the subject matter in the classroom—through inquiry-based learning that promotes hands-on and exciting educational experiences.
MS in Education - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12)
As new and emerging technologies transform the landscape of education, the possibilities for learning and discovery grow exponentially. Today’s classrooms are increasingly faced with technologically savvy students, and teachers must utilize 21st-century knowledge, strategies, and skills that create an effective and motivational learning environment.
MS in Education - Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation)
For educators who want to become a principal or administrator at the master’s level, Walden’s online MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation) is designed to develop the management, leadership, and advanced instructional skills you need to become an educational leader.
MS in Education - Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure)
Designed for international educators living outside the U.S.*, Walden’s online MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure) equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to meet the challenges of today’s international educational community.
MS in Education - Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12)
This specialization is ideal for the classroom teacher who is passionate about making a difference in education. Discover how you can build upon your existing expertise with dynamic skills that can help address such key challenges as parent involvement and student achievement.
In the Adult Learning specialization, you will explore emerging theories, research, and best practices that can be applied to create effective education experiences for this unique population of learners.
MS in Higher Education - Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing
In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, higher education institutions must utilize the most sophisticated techniques to attract and retain students. In this specialization, you can learn to develop strategies—using all types of communication tools—that attract students and promote your institution.
MS in Higher Education - College Teaching and Learning
Qualified instructors will be in demand to teach the growing number of college students. In this specialization, learn the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing, and facilitating learning experiences and assessing outcomes. Explore the special opportunities and challenges of online learning environments.
Colleges and universities must prepare to take advantage of opportunities for global collaborations and alliances. In this specialization, broaden your understanding of global trends and issues in higher education. Discover strategies for serving international students and approaches to program planning and management.
MS in Higher Education - Leadership for Student Success
Higher education institutions are becoming increasingly accountable for providing students with skills that prepare them for the future. In this specialization, you can gain the tools you need to develop and measure programs that support student success.
MS in Instructional Design and Technology - Training and Performance Improvement
Become a powerful force in helping your organization thrive. This specialization focuses on managing and delivering training programs and on improving workplace performance through quality instruction.
If you’re taking your first look at online education, get ready to be surprised and delighted. The primary benefits of online learning include convenience and flexibility, but there are several other advantages as well. When you earn a degree online, you can choose your start date, study alongside a diverse group of students from around the world, complete your coursework from anywhere, set your own pace, use new technologies, and receive plenty of student support along the way.
Walden University is a top choice for online education. For more than 50 years, Walden has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their profession and their communities.
With so many online colleges and online universities to choose from, how do you select the right one? We’ve identified six criteria that can help you narrow down your search and select the very best institution for your personal and career goals.
Choose an accredited university.
Ensure the degree programs match your areas of interest.
Review the program curriculum.
Investigate the various technologies being offered.
Learn from recent graduates.
Distance learning has been around for decades, and countless professionals have used their online education to excel in their careers. Of course, COVID-19 forced education at all levels online, and as a result, employers will likely see a significant jump in the number of job applicants who have earned or completed a degree online.
Numerous studies have found distance and online learning courses to be as effective as traditional classroom training—or better. Almost a third of academic leaders recently surveyed felt online education outcomes were superior to those in traditional learning environments.1 Another study found that the majority of employers perceive the quality of degrees earned online to be equal to the quality of those earned at traditional brick-and-mortar institutions.2 Of course, as with other learning institutions, it is important that an online school is accredited.
Every online institution is different, and it is important to find a degree program that is not only accredited but is also the right fit for your career goals and aspirations. Walden University offers online degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, as well as a number of certificate programs and individual courses. At Walden, you can find programs in management, nursing, psychology, social work, education, health, counseling, public policy, public administration, criminal justice, and more.
If you’re wondering whether online learning would be a good fit for you, take a few moments to think things through. There are several key factors that may make you a successful candidate for online learning, whether you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, PhD, or professional doctoral degree.
Interest in a Global Perspective: If you’re curious about your profession on an international scale, you will be pleased with how easily online learning can connect you with fellow students worldwide. Online coursework can provide opportunities to collaborate and exchange ideas and experiences with your global counterparts.
Too Busy to Attend On-Campus Classes: If you’re currently working full time yet need a degree to advance your career and increase your salary, an online degree program may be the key to fitting coursework and studying into your busy life.
Being Comfortable With Computers and Technology: If you regularly use a computer at work and spend your free time shopping online, emailing, posting on social media, or paying bills, you will likely be equally as comfortable with learning online.
Being Self-Motivated: As an online college student, you’ll need to motivate yourself to do homework and complete assignments on time. Nobody is going to stand over you and make you do it.
Time Management: For professionals trying to balance time between work, family, and their studies, it’s important to set the stage for success by setting aside a realistic amount of time to devote to your studies.
Being Organized: It’s critically important to keep track of coursework, homework assignments, and due dates. You simply can’t perform at your best if you’re writing an important paper at 2 a.m. after a long day at work.
Whether you’re starting college, returning to finish your bachelor’s degree online, or enrolling in an online graduate program, you are embarking on a life-changing journey with many rewards for you and your family. Continuing your education is an opportunity to refocus and advance your career, acquire a higher level of knowledge and skills, and increase your earning power. Here are a few tips for making your online learning experience successful:
Involve your family in your success.
Document your goals.
Set a schedule for coursework and homework.
Find a quiet place to study.
Be prepared to study anywhere.
Know what resources are available.
Create online study groups with classmates.
Build relationships with classmates and faculty members.
Set your priorities.
Reward yourself, maintain balance, and renew your energy.
When you decide to earn your degree online from Walden University, you’ll have access to a variety of student support services to help you at every step of your academic journey. That’s because Walden takes a student-centered approach to learning, which means you benefit from supportive specialists and advisors, engaged faculty, and innovative technology that allows you to learn on the go. At Walden, support services include:
Student Wellness and Disability Services
Academic Skills Center
Career Planning and Development Center
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