Studying in a graduate program while working a demanding job is no small undertaking. Add the demands of becoming a first-time father, and for many students, that would be a recipe for disaster. But, not for Matt Pearl.
Graduate Certificate eLearning Design
Offered through the College of Education Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) Program, the University of Georgia’s online Graduate Certificate in eLearning Design prepares you to design and deliver eLearning in any industry, from K-12 and Higher Education to professional development trainers in business, healthcare, military, and government. This program is designed to help you develop the qualifications necessary to advance within your field or pursue a career in a new field of education while meeting the needs of new generations of students.
The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.
- Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
- High Speed Internet Access.
Tuition & Fees
|Online Tuition||$629 per credit hour||15 credit hours||$9,570 USD|
|Student Fees||$597 per semester||3 semesters||$1,791 USD|
Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.
Additional costs may include:
- Exam proctoring fees
- Technology upgrades
Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.
Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section).
Credit and Transfer
Total Hours Required to Earn Certificate: 15 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: N/A
Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply as a non-degree seeking graduate student to the Learning, Design, and Technology program. Requirements are based on UGA's Graduate School admissions standards for non-degree students.
Currently enrolled UGA students who choose to pursue this certificate must notify the Learning, Design, and Technology program at CIS@uga.edu to be assigned an advisor who can then help ensure successful completion of the courses.
Students applying to the graduate school for non-degree status are not required to take entrance exams or to submit test scores and letters of recommendation.
- Application – Submit to the Graduate School online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
- Test Scores – International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Statement of purpose - Submit to the Graduate School online in your application.
- Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer: May 1
- Fall: April 15
- Spring: October 15
- Summer: February 15
This fully online program is composed of five 3-credit hour classes.
Courses required for completion of the eLearning Design Certificate — Online Teaching Endorsement (Add-on):
Courses required for completion of the eLearning Design Certificate — Design and Development option:
NOTE: Student class scheduling is subject to course availability. All courses are offered at least once per year. Be sure to communicate with your academic advisor.