2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) 
    
    Sep 28, 2020  
2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading K–12 Endorsement Requirements


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  1. Candidates must possess a current Minnesota teaching license, or the equivalent from another U.S. state.
  2. Admission requires a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. school accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution, in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made. Note: Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE, http://www.ece.org/) must evaluate a degree awarded from a non-U.S. institution as equivalent to a bachelor’s degree awarded by a U.S. institution.
    • If a potential candidate holds a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is not regionally accredited but is accredited by a professional/specialized or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA, http://www.chea.org/) or holds a bachelor’s degree from a non-U.S. institution, in addition to Walden’s Reading K–12 endorsement program, the candidate must complete a master’s degree before Walden can recommend the candidate for endorsement. It is Walden’s policy, consistent with the policy of most states, that all U.S.-licensed educators must complete a degree, either at the bachelor’s or master’s level, from an institution that is regionally accredited by one of the six associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The North Central Higher Learning Commission regionally accredits Walden University.
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.3, or its equivalent, must be reflected on the transcript that verifies the awarding of the candidate’s bachelor’s degree.
  4. If a candidate graduated from a non-U.S. institution, the candidate’s proficiency in English must be verified by a TOEFL score or waiver option.
  5. A candidate must complete a goal statement (1–2 pages) that describes why he or she wants to become a Reading K–12 teacher.
  6. Admission requires that candidates complete all application materials, including a signed acknowledgment of background check guidelines, as well as immunization and TB guidelines.