Graduate Certificate in Online Educator

The Online Educator Graduate Certificate Program will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to design and provide effective online learning experiences including:

  • Designing online learning activities and assessments for meaningful learning 
  • Designing, facilitating, and evaluating online discussions
  • Promoting student engagement and motivation in online learning environments
  • Understanding unique characteristics of online learning environments
  • Selecting appropriate technology tools and learning objects to support online learners
  • Using Learning Management Systems to support and deliver online learning
  • Seeking for and evaluating Internet-based information and resources that can be used to enhance online learning
  • Organizing course materials in an online format


The graduate certificate requires 12 graduate credit hours, with a maximum of 3 hours of transfer credit.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
IS_LT 9471Instructional Systems Design3
IS_LT 9484Teaching Online Courses3
IS_LT 9485Designing Online Learning3
Recommended Electives (3 credit hours)
IS_LT 7361Introduction to Digital Media3
IS_LT 7383Rapid Development Tools for Online Learning3
IS_LT 7386Microlearning1
IS_LT 9455Formative and Summative Evaluation3
IS_LT 9473Project Management3

For information about certificate, contact:

SISLT Student Services
304 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
phone: 877-747-5868 or 573-882-4546
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