2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Developmental Education

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Combining theoretical background and best practices in both adult learning and developmental education, the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Education prepares educators to manage adult developmental education programs in a variety of settings, including community colleges, 4-year institutions, and continuing and community education organizations. Educators examine research-based adult learning strategies; theoretical, political, and economic issues surrounding developmental education; organizational approaches to providing developmental education programs; best practices in designing curriculum and integrating technology; and intake, teaching, assessment, and collaboration strategies. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Adult Learning with a specialization in Developmental Education.

Certificate Requirements

  • 12 total semester credit hours



Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits
EDUC 6171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning 3 sem. cr.
EDUC 6174 - Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices 3 sem.cr.
EDUC 6181 - Developmental Education: Theory and Practice 3 sem. cr.
EDUC 6182 - Strategies for Success in Developmental Education 3 sem. cr.


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