Jamaica Teachers’ Association Professional Learning Center
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Impact lives, improve student outcomes, and move your career forward.

With an online Professional Certificate* from Walden University, you can master skills that will empower you to shape successful futures for your students.

Designed specifically for JTA members, our Professional Certificates make learning affordable and convenient. They’re tailored to your professional goals and lifestyle through engaging and relevant content that’s delivered 100% online.

Earn a JTA Professional Certificate when you complete your coursework. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned toward a future degree or academic certificate from Walden.†

Welcome from Dr. Garth Anderson, JTA Immediate Past President


Professional Certificate 


Gain the knowledge, skills, and insights to work effectively with students with special needs. Experience the rewards of growing professionally as an educator.

The benefits and key features of
the Professional Certificates

Targeted Learning

Quickly learn the skills most essential to your role—and apply them right away.

Personal and Professional Growth

Gain confidence and forge a clear path toward your goals.

Potential Pathway to a Future Degree

Potentially earn credit toward a Walden University degree or academic certificate.†

Learn Anytime, Anywhere

Learn when it’s convenient for you, thanks to a flexible, 100% online platform.

How it works
Professional Certificate

  • 1

    Select the Professional Certificate that reflects your desired skills.

  • 2

    Register and make payment for the course.

  • 3

    Learn and successfully complete your assessments.

  • 4

    Obtain your JTA Professional Certificate.

  • 5

    Enroll in a Walden program and seek academic credit for what you’ve learned.†

Frequently Asked Questions

Our help center can instantly give you answers to many frequently asked questions.

What is the refund policy?

You may request a full refund within 14 calendar days of your purchase. If you have any questions or would like to request a refund, contact us at JTAadmin@mail.waldenu.edu

Is financial aid available?

No, this offering is not eligible for financial aid.

Can I earn university credit for completing the Professional Certificate?

You may be able to earn university credit. Professional Certificate students will be enrolled as non-matriculating students in the Walden School of Lifelong Learning. To get university credit for completing the Professional Certificate, you must apply to Walden University and meet its degree, academic certificate, or non-degree admission requirements. Once admitted to Walden University, you will receive academic credits or competency units if your evaluated work meets the established requirements.†

What are the technical requirements for completing the professional certificate?

To help ensure your success as a student, you should be proficient using email, the Internet, and common desktop productivity software.

Recommended Setup

  • Personal computer with access to administration rights
  • Access to the internet with a recommended minimum speed of 2.5 Mbps or higher
  • Windows 7 (and higher) or Mac OS X (and higher)
  • 4GB of RAM minimum
  • 40GB hard drive
  • Recommended Web browser—latest version of Chrome
  • Other Web browsers (latest version of Firefox)
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
  • Adobe Reader ver. 10.1 or higher

Tablet/Laptop Recommendation

  • It is recommended that students use a laptop computer to complete their coursework in the online classroom.


*Walden Professional Certificates are not designed to be licensure-leading and courses may not count toward state or local educational requirements for continuing education or licensure.

†Individuals enrolled in learning opportunities to obtain a Walden Professional Certificate will be enrolled as non-matriculating Walden School of Lifelong Learning students. Walden School of Lifelong Learning students may not be granted full access to all university services and resources. In the event that an individual chooses to matriculate into a Walden University non-degree or degree program, the university will review any prior learning completed by the student, including the Professional Certificate and the record of a successful completion of a learning assessment, and Walden University may award credit toward a Walden degree program. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.