The School of Lifelong Learning was created to support the needs and goals of working adults and provide lifelong learners with unique opportunities to grow and succeed through flexible non-degree course offerings. We strive to create educational solutions that can help meet personal goals and serve the continuing education needs of working professionals.
Over 250 Courses
Choose for-credit individual courses from our degree programs.
Credits for Degree Programs
Credits may be able to be transferred to a Walden degree program. It’s a great way to try out courses in a program.1
Meet Licensure Requirements
Some of our courses may meet licensure requirements.2
Participate in an engaging classroom environment supported by faculty members.
We offer hundreds of for-credit individual courses in education, counseling, business, IT, psychology, and health, among other areas which may be applied to Walden degree programs. In addition to our for-credit courses, Walden’s School of Lifelong learning also offers non-credit, skills-based course offerings, as well as unique employer training and development learning options.
Universities allowing for enrollment in single graduate-level courses are sparse, and many are a full semester length. However, Walden offered it with a shorter course term. […] The eight-week condensed model was much easier to manage for a full-time classroom educator like myself.
Anne Ervin EDUC6775J - New and Emerging Technologies
Walden University's School of Lifelong Learning Policy Guide
Walden School of Lifelong Learning offers 100% online, for-credit individual courses; skills-based professional development courses; and tailored employer training programs.
Credit-Bearing Courses are courses that carry academic credits. These courses are from our degree-program catalog and offered to lifelong learners like you to meet your professional and personal goals. The academic credit may be able to be applied toward a degree program at Walden. If you choose to matriculate into a Walden University degree program, the university will review any prior learning completed and may award credit towards the Walden degree program.
Professional Development offerings are non-degree, non-credit courses. They are intended for learners who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills, or enrich their understanding about a wide range of topics. Professional Development offerings are NOT applicable toward a degree.
Some of our courses may satisfy requirements for earning or renewing a license, credential, or certification in a particular field. Please consult with the appropriate licensing body, agency, or school district to determine specific requirements before registering for a Walden course.
Some of our courses are credit-bearing, and academic credit may be able to be applied toward a degree program at Walden. If you choose to apply to a Walden University degree program, the university will review any prior learning completed and may award credit toward the Walden degree program. Please reference the specific course detail page for more information.
Financial aid is not available for courses offered by the Walden University School of Lifelong Learning.
To help ensure your success as a learner, you should be proficient using e-mail, the internet, and common desktop productivity software. A laptop computer is recommended for completing coursework.
Online courses offer the flexibility working adults need to succeed, but if you have never taken an online course, you may be unsure of what to expect. The following resources can help you prepare to succeed in an online classroom environment and better understand the benefits of online learning:
If you have any other questions about Walden School of Lifelong Learning offerings, you can contact us at [email protected] or speak to one of our knowledgeable Enrollment Specialists at 1-855-621-4892.
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