2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
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2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate Admission Requirements

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  1. A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization rec0gnized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or 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.
  2. Admission requires at least 1 year of teaching experience or a teaching certificate. While 1 year of teaching experience is required, applicants with less than 1 year of experience, but who are currently teaching, are eligible for conditional admission.
  3. Telephone interviews with persons listed as reference contacts may be conducted at the discretion of the associate dean (or designee).
  4. While an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better is a criterion for full admission, applicants with a GPA below 2.5 are eligible to apply for conditional admission.
  5. Completed application form.
  6. Names and contact information for two persons, professional or academic, qualified to comment knowledgeably on the applicant’s skills and qualifications for study in the intended field.
  7. Goal statement.
  8. Official transcript(s) of confirmed bachelor’s degree, as well as any additional completed coursework to be considered for transfer of credit.
  9. Access to a computer and the Internet.

Note: Any documents received by Walden University will not be returned to the applicant/student and cannot be re-issued to the applicant/student or to another institution. Students may request copies of their student file in accordance with the policies set forth in the Walden Student Handbook.