The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to PreK–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
Note on certification and licensure: Acceptance of education degrees from Walden University by individual states for the satisfaction of certification or licensure requirements rests with each state. Walden’s advisors can provide individuals with basic guidelines and other information about state requirements. It remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with the regulations and other requirements for the state in which he or she resides.
Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.
Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or firstname.lastname@example.org to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
Learn more about the Undergraduate Minors and Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Programs.
Research and Residencies
Research and Residencies guides and promotes quality in all aspects of doctoral research and residencies in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. In collaboration with Walden University’s Center for Research Quality, Research and Residencies supports student success through the administration of The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership University Research Reviewers and the supervision of the Riley College Research Courses and Doctoral Forums. Research and Residencies also coordinates the Ed.D. and Ph.D. residencies for the Riley College working closely with Walden University’s Academic Residencies team. Face-to-face residencies and virtual experiences are offered to students throughout the year in various parts of the country and overseas. These residencies provide socialization opportunities using innovative technologies and principles of adult learning to develop scholar-practitioners who think critically and contribute to the greater social good.