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Tempo Learning™ at Walden

Discover the flexibility that our competency-based approach to learning can offer you.

Get credit for what you know. Pay for what you don't.

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Tempo Learning is a competency-based approach to learning that lets you accomplish your education goals on your schedule, at your pace. Your experience can help you advance as you demonstrate what you already know.

Fast Facts

Upcoming Start Dates: June 5th and July 3rd

Tuition Savings: Speak with an enrollment advisor to learn about our current tuition savings.

Call one of our enrollment advisors at 1-855-598-3427 to learn more about Tempo Learning at Walden.

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Walden currently offers Tempo Learning as an option for the following programs:

Interested in Tempo Learning? You can try before you apply! Call an enrollment advisor at 1-855-598-3427 to learn more.

What are competencies?

  • Competencies are skills or knowledge that you learn to demonstrate through your education, each carefully constructed to support successful career building. 
  • Each competency we include in your path to a degree was carefully designed by expert faculty with input from employers, with your education and future employment in mind.

Interested in Tempo Learning? You can try before you apply! Call an enrollment advisor at 1-855-598-3427 to learn more.

More About Tempo Learning

  • Tempo Learning (Competency-Based): Complete competencies at your own pace, based on your ability to demonstrate understanding of their content. At the beginning of each term, you will map out your learning goals in partnership with your Academic Coach.
  • Traditional (Course-Based): Courses have preset start, end, and assignment due dates. Knowing this consistent, required schedule can make it easier for some learners to plan their time.
  • Tempo Learning (Competency-Based): You can use what you already know to accelerate your progress, potentially saving you time and money.
  • Traditional (Course-Based): The course-based approach exposes you to new material as well as reinforces and updates your knowledge within an established time frame.
  • Tempo Learning (Competency-Based): If you find materials challenging, you can slow down and spend additional time with them. You can also raise your hand to get support directly from our Faculty Subject Matter Experts.
  • Traditional (Course-Based): Your fellow students will be learning the same material and completing assignments at the same time, so if you find yourself struggling, you can connect with them or faculty for additional support.

Why study at Walden?

Tira Wallace

"The academic advisor I spoke with really helped clarify my priorities and evaluate what option was best for me."

Tira Wallace | Master of Public Health (MPH) Student