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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Graduate Certificate in Science, Grades K–8


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The Graduate Certificate in Science, Grades K–8 strengthens educators’ understanding of key science concepts and prepares them to transfer that knowledge to the K–8 classroom. Educators explore the nature and history of science, environmental science, physical phenomena, ecology, and earth science. Throughout these courses, educators engage actively in the scientific process, learning how to apply the tools of scientific inquiry, discovery, and hypothesis to deepen their own understanding and create engaging K–8 learning experiences. Educators consider emerging trends and issues in science and science education, including genetic engineering, biotechnologies, climate change, and the demand for increased science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s MS in Education with a specialization in Science (Grades K–8).

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 total semester credits

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification


This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure. 

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data


Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Graduate Certificate in Science, Grades K–8 program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.