Overview

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.

Accreditations

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.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access.

Cost

Tuition & Fees

Online Tuition $638 per credit hour 15 credit hours $9,570 USD
Student Fees $597 per semester 3 semesters $1,791 USD
Total      $11,361 USD
 
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition is the same regardless of residency. Current tuition and fees are available on the Office of the Registrar website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $366 in that semester.

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.

Other Costs

Additional costs may include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

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). 

Admissions

Credit and Transfer

Total Hours Required to Earn Certificate:  15 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program:  N/A

Admission Requirements

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.

Application Checklist

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.

  1. Application – Submit to the Graduate School online.  Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
  2. Test Scores – International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  3. Statement of purpose - Submit to the Graduate School online in your application.
  4. Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall:  July 1
  • Spring:  November 15
  • Summer:  May 1

International Applicants

  • Fall:  April 15
  • Spring:  October 15
  • Summer:  February 15

Curriculum

Program Structure

This fully online program is composed of five 3-credit hour classes.

Required Courses

Courses required for completion of the eLearning Design Certificate — Online Teaching Endorsement (Add-on):

  • EDIT 6170E Introduction to Instructional Design
  • EDIT 6400E Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology 
  • EDIT 7520E Distance Learning and Telecommunications 
  • WFED 8210E Theory and Practice for Web-Based Instruction
  • EDIT 6190E Design and Development Tools OR EDIT 6500E Educational Video Production
 

Courses required for completion of the eLearning Design Certificate — Design and Development option:

  • EDIT 6170E Instructional Design
  • EDIT 6400E Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology
  • EDIT 7520E Distance Learning and Telecommunications
  • EDIT 6190E Design and Development Tools
  • EDIT 6200E Learning Environments Design I OR EDIT 6500E Educational Video Production
 

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.

Contact Information

Contact the online Learning Design and Technology Coordinator for answers to any additional questions you may have.

Email us using the request for information form or call 1 (706) 452-7941