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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences: Certificates:
Post-Master’s Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

What aspects contribute to an effective curriculum? In this certificate, educators can focus on effectively designing, modifying, and evaluating curriculum and assessment practices using a systems approach. They will be equipped with skills like strategic planning, curriculum mapping, and program evaluation.

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure.

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment specialists can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.

Certificate Courses

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course
Quarter 1

EDDD 8050 – Curriculum Instruction, and Assessment: A Systems Perspective

Quarter 2

EDDD 8051 – Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment

Quarter 3

EDDD 8052 – Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change

Quarter 4

EDDD 8106 – Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement