Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education & Adult Learning
Walden University

Program Details

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education and Adult Learning is designed for professionals who want to inspire and support adult learners.

Piquing the interest of adults is a much different challenge than appealing to younger students. Develop the knowledge to lead successful adult learning programs within higher education institutions, corporations, and other workforce settings.

You will examine adult learning theories, explore best practices for facilitating program planning and assessment, and develop leadership skills to effectively engage and motivate adults to create change across their institutions and workplaces.


  • An official transcript of a master’s degree
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in post-bachelor’s degree coursework

Special Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from 2012 to 2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission