The online graduate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective online instructor and provides you with a deep understanding of instructional design and learning technology. This certificate is a great opportunity for people who are already teaching online or who hope to do so in the future, whether at the K-12, higher education, or corporate level. The certificate curriculum provides preparation in all areas of online instruction, including pedagogical frameworks and models for synchronous and asynchronous online learning, classroom management, instructional strategies, learning analytics, and assessment approaches.
The following are required for admission to the program:
The certificate in Online Teaching and Learning requires 15 graduate credit hours.
The following are required courses (total = 6 hrs):
You will also complete three of the following courses as electives (total = 9 hrs of electives):
Up to 12 hours of this certificate may be counted toward a graduate degree program in ISLT.
To earn the graduate certificate, you must complete the required courses within 7 years of enrolling in the program and earn a minimum of a 3.0 in all required courses. After all certificate coursework is completed, but no later than 2 weeks after grades post, a Certificate Completion Form must be filled out and submitted to the department Certificate Program Coordinator (Dr. Allan Jeong). Approved completion forms will be forwarded for processing and be posting to your official transcript.
Information about tuition and fees can be found here. Please note that you may incur costs associated with the purchase of books/materials for courses.