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Walden University: Distance-learning courses featuring Canter Curriculum

Self-Paced Graduate Courses featuring Canter Curriculum


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Whether you're a beginning teacher or a seasoned professional, turn to Canter and Walden University to achieve your learning goals.

Walden University offers more than 30 highly focused and relevant graduate courses featuring Canter curricula designed by teachers for teachers. Discover why more than 29,000 educators have chosen Walden’s graduate courses and degree programs to advance their careers.

Through our graduate courses, you will:
  • Access the latest concepts and research findings.
  • Watch strategies modeled by master teachers in real classrooms.
  • Experience tangible results in your own classroom.

Download the Walden University Fall 2010 Catalog of Graduate Courses for K-12 Teachers (.pdf)

Choose from courses on these relevant topics:

How the Self-Paced Model Works
  1. Begin your course as soon as you receive your course materials.
  2. Work at your own pace; follow the printed course study guide or study online, depending on the format you choose.
  3. Watch our informative videos in DVD or online format, featuring nationally recognized education experts.
  4. Complete readings from textbooks, journals, and/or the Internet.
  5. Collaborate with one or more colleagues, sharing and gaining valuable feedback. With the online format, you will collaborate via a discussion board.
  6. Apply the skills you are learning—as you learn them—in your own classroom.
  7. Complete assignments and a 3- to 5-page reflection paper.
  8. Submit coursework to the university for grading.

Leaders in Education
Canter offers its courses in partnership with Walden University, allowing you to benefit from Canter's quality curriculum in a self-paced format, while earning graduate credit from a leading accredited university.

Nationally Recognized Experts
Our courses feature the nation's most respected educational leaders in reading and literacy, math, teacher leadership, and other critical areas.

An Accredited and Respected Institution
For 40 years, Walden has provided an engaging learning experience for working professionals. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org; 312-263-0456.

Enrollment Information


Course Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Tuition: $495 includes graduate credit and all course materials

Registration: December 1, 2010 - March 18, 2011

Course Start: Because these courses are self-paced, you may start them as soon as you receive your materials.

Course Completion: Coursework is due to the university January 31, 2011. Transcripts reflect the term in which grades are recorded.

Course Withdrawal: 45 calendar days after you register

Maximum: 3 courses per term

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