Graduate Certificate

Online Teaching and Learning

Program of Study


The 15-credit hour graduate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning is intended for currently admitted graduate students seeking to develop skills necessary for designing, developing, and teaching online courses in various contexts such as higher education, corporate, K-12 education, and military settings. All courses in this graduate certificate program are delivered online through Distance Education.




  • Online Learning Environments:  Theory, research and practice of designing, developing and evaluating online learning environments including distance education and blended learning approaches.

  • Understanding Online Interaction:  Assessment and evaluation of online learning environments using data-driven techniques.

  • Instructional Systems Design:  Application of theory and research of instructional systems design to solve instructional problems in educational settings.

  • Introduction to Multimedia in Instruction:  Selected computer-based multimedia production tools and use to produce instructional materials based on specific learner characteristics and objectives.

  • The Internet:  Implications for Teaching and Learning:  Investigation of Internet, its origin and historical development. Hands-on use of Internet for consuming, sharing, and publishing information. Relevant issues regarding legal and ethical issues, evaluation, responsible use, proprietary rights.