Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning Practices (Online)

Instructional Systems Technology

Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning Practices (Online)

Gain the cutting-edge expertise you need, with maximum flexibility.

Have you ever wondered:

  • How to design online instructional materials?
  • How to better facilitate student learning via an online platform?
  • How to stand out in the education field or workforce?

This 12-credit hour, practice-based program will enable you to create and design instructional learning materials for hybrid or online spaces. Coursework will explore theories, principles, and practices that meet both educator and student needs when engaging in online instruction.

What are the benefits of this program?

  • Earn your Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning Practices entirely online!
  • Learn from caring professors who are world-renowned experts in the field.
  • Learn about the theory, principles, and practices of online teaching and learning.
  • Design online instructional materials relevant to your field of interest or employment.
    Translate research-based ideas into practice in your field.
  • Apply certificate courses to master’s, doctoral, or other graduate degree programs.
  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Aug 1
    Summer Apr 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admission Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • One letter of recommendation
      • GRE scores are required only if applicant does not have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    ResidencyTuitionDE FeeTotal
    IN Resident$480.93$39$519.93

    Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Who is this program intended for?
    • Current educational professionals interested in improving their online teaching
    • Online curriculum or program developers
    • Corporate trainers and others who teach in industry settings
    • Job seekers wanting a credential from a top-ranked program to demonstrate their expertise in online instruction
    • Graduate students pursuing master’s degrees within the IU School of Education, including those in Instructional Systems Technology, Learning Sciences, and Adult Education.
  • Careers/Applications
    • K-12 or higher education settings
    • Human resources
    • Government agencies
    • Online curriculum/program development

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Research Areas:
K-12 Technology Integration; K-12 Computer Science Education; Teacher Education and Professional Development; Artificial Intelligence Education
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Professor, Faculty Fellow in Global and International Engagement, IU ASEAN Gateway Academic Director

Research Areas:
Culturally- and Linguistically-Inclusive Online Instruction and Professional Development; In-person and Online Professional Development Program Designs
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