Certificate in Online Instruction

Certificate in Online Instruction

Candidates who complete the 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.

All courses may be applied toward the Master of Education degree program to meet elective strand requirements.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate in Online Instruction program will consider applicants who:

  • Submit a completed Graduate Admissions Application form online.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.8.
  • Submit all official transcripts of baccalaureate and graduate coursework.
  • Submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test scores, including the TWE (Test of Written English) essay rating. A score of 550 on the written test, score of 213 on the computer-based test or a score of 79 on the iBT TOEFL test or a four on the TWE essay rating are required for admission. The British International English Test (IELTS), will also be acceptable, a minimum score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Priority Consideration

The application deadline for priority consideration for Fall term is August 1, Spring term is November 15 and Summer term is March 1. Review of completed application files will continue until all open seats for the program are filled.

Acceptance Categories

The Educational Technology graduate certificate program grants acceptance in the following categories:

  • Full Acceptance: granted to those students who meet all admission requirements.
  • Provisional Acceptance: granted to those students who have not submitted all required materials but who otherwise have met the admission requirements. Students are allowed one semester to submit remaining credentials and are not eligible for financial aid until full acceptance.
  • Non-degree Acceptance: reserved for those students who wish to pursue courses for professional development but who do not wish to earn a degree or for those students who have course deficiencies that cannot be remedied within one semester. Students will be admitted to courses on a space available basis. No more than one-third of the semester credits taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a degree in the event that the student wishes to transfer to degree bound status. Students in this category are not eligible for financial aid.

Required Courses:

EDU 6430 - Webtools for Learning
EDU 6445 - Online Teaching Methods
EDU 6460 - Techn. for Online Environment
EDU 6470 - Capstone: Cert Online Instruct