Certificate in Online Instruction

Candidates who complete this four-course graduate certificate will learn how to design, implement and teach online using all of the benefits of today's technologies. Note: Courses must be taken in the order listed. Each course builds on the knowledge of the previous course.

The Certificate in Online Instruction accepts students in the summer and spring semesters. 

Program features

  • Learn to design, develop, and teach online training and courses
  • Convenient online format using an applied hands-on approach
  • Active interaction in dynamic asynchronous learning communities
  • Courses are built on current Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning and explore the newest online technicalities

Designed for:

  • Corporate, military, and healthcare trainers
  • K-12 teachers
  • University and college faculty
  • Curriculum and instructional designers
  • Technical support staff

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Course descriptions

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Expand and Collapse EDU 6430 - Webtools for Learning

This course provides an introduction to instructional design and an in-depth exploration and application of web-based and digital resources for learning. The course provides an overview of effective web-based resources, including Web 2.0, evaluation strategies for reviewing digital resources, video, discussion threads, and learning objects. Participants will also consider best-practices in the area of web-based learning environments and develop learning activities and a collection of resources for educational environments. Participants in the "Certificate in Online Instruction" program will develop a simple online course structure that will be developed in future courses.

Expand and Collapse EDU 6445 - Online Teaching Methods

Master the essential basics of designing and teaching online courses. This fully online course covers both practical and pedagogical aspects of teaching online. As part of this experience, you will use the Blackboard/WebCT course management system to develop a sample course of your own design, including a syllabus, discussions, course content, and other components that are optimized for the online teaching and learning environment. The course will be organized into eight learning modules, each presenting two weeks of content.

Expand and Collapse EDU 6460 - Techn. for Online Environment

Master the essential basics of technologies that are available for the online environment. This online course covers both practical and pedagogical aspects of online technologies. Participants will explore a wide range of online technologies and how they can be used to enhance the online learning environment. Participants will evaluate, select, and integrate technologies into their online course structures.

Expand and Collapse EDU 6470 - Capstone: Cert Online Instruct

This final course for the Certificate in Online Instruction program will consist of three major components: completion of the online course (begun in the first class and added to in each successive class), implementation of the course with "student" participants, and final course revisions following student, instructor, and mentor feedback.

For additional information on this certificate program in an easy-to-read format, please read our Online Instruction Gainful Employment Disclosure notice.

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Tuition: $395/credit*

*This tuition rate is in effect for the 2014-2015 academic year and is subject to change in subsequent years. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on each person's transfer credits and individualized program plan.