Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate

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Teach effectively online

Refine your teaching skills for the virtual classroom.

In just four courses, you can gain the skills and knowledge to thrive as an online instructor.

Why earn a graduate certificate in online teaching and learning at Missouri State?

  • It's 100% online and takes four courses.
  • Explore teaching methods specific to online instruction.
  • Learn models for synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) online learning.
  • Discover how to structure your class, manage your students and improve your teaching methods.
  • Try new ways to measure analytics and assessment.

Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

Ching-Wen Chang, Program Director
Hill Hall, Room 420; Phone: 417-836-5353

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning provides a 12 hour graduate-level experience that will prepare students with the skills and knowledge required to be an effective online instructor. The certificate curriculum provides preparation in the areas of online instruction, including pedagogy, and models for synchronous and asynchronous online learning, classroom management, instructional strategies, learning analytics, and assessment. This certificate is a Missouri State University certificate and does not meet the State of Missouri certification required for teaching.

Entrance criteria

To be considered for the program, a prospective student must meet the admission requirements for a Graduate Certificate at Missouri State University.

Required courses (12 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDT 660 Digital-Age Learning Environments 3 hrs
EDT 761 Online Teaching and Pedagogy 3 hrs
EDT 764 Instructional Design 3 hrs
EDT 765 Educational Media Production 3 hrs

Apply online

Apply to this certificate program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections above before you begin.