A recent study concludes:
Students of Walden-educated teachers
make greater gains in reading fluency.
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Can a teacher make a difference in student learning? According to research sponsored
by Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, the answer is yes. In a unique collaboration with Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, Washington,
researchers compared the reading fluency of students taught by Walden Master’s-educated
teachers with students taught by non-Walden Master’s-educated teachers. The study
revealed that students of teachers who graduated from Walden’s Elementary Reading
and Literacy program had gains in reading fluency that were on average 4. 8 words per
minute, or 14%, greater than students of non-Walden Master’s-educated teachers.*
Gains were largest in first grade where students of Walden teachers averaged 5. 4 more
words per minute than students of the non-Walden-Master’s educated teachers.*
Learn more about this study, and how Walden prepares teachers for
greater classroom success, at
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org; 1-312-263-0456.
Walden University cannot guarantee that completion of coursework or any degree-level program (bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist, or doctorate) will lead to educator licensure, certification, or endorsement. Walden does offer some Minnesota state-approved
programs. While it remains the prospective student’s responsibility to comply with state requirements, a Walden enrollment advisor can provide generalized state-specific information. Call 1-866-492-5336 or visit www.WaldenU.edu for details.
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whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their
individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
*According to a 2008 independent study of teachers in the Tacoma Public Schools (Washington) that analyzed data from 2006-2008.