2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    Apr 20, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12)

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This specialization supports the key premise that all children can learn—regardless of socioeconomic conditions, ethnicity, or learning differences. It focuses on providing 21st-century learning opportunities that serve all students. The curriculum includes the latest information on brain-based learning and features access to national education experts like Dr. Judy Willis, whose expertise as both a neurologist and a teacher helps to demonstrate how this new information translates to effective practice in the classroom.

Educators need to respond effectively to their students’ diverse learning needs and provide authentic, differentiated learning experiences that help students master the multidimensional skills required for success in the 21st century. In this program educators apply evidence-based and reflective practices to make informed decisions that will positively impact student learning. They also design standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will help ensure that all students learn and achieve at the highest levels possible.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 3 semesters’ enrollment

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P–12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

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