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Graduate Certificate in eLearning Design

Graduate Certificate in eLearning Design

Jill Stefaniak

My program of study concentration is in learning, design, and technology, and my areas of expertise include human performance technology, instructional design, needs assessment, and medical education.

Jill Stefaniak

Associate Professor

Overview

Graduate Certificate in eLearning Design

Offered through the Mary Frances Early College of Education, 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, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University of Georgia also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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 to the graduate school for the Graduate Certificate program in eLearning Design and are not required to take entrance exams and submit letters of recommendation.

Currently, enrolled UGA students who choose to pursue this certificate should submit this supplemental form with a single-page Statement of Purpose. Upon admission to the program, you will then be assigned an advisor to ensure successful enrollment in courses. 

Application Checklist

  1. Application – Submit online to the Graduate School Admissions. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
  2. Select Campus– Online
  3. Select Intended Program – CERG, eLearning Design (Career and info studies) [CERT_2ELN]
  4. Statement of purpose– Submit to the Graduate School online in your application. The statement of purpose should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals in relation to the eLearning Design certificate.
  5. Résumé or curriculum vita – Upload to the Graduate School application.
  6. Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.

International Applicants – must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants 

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

International Applicants

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

Cost

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates and student fees can change each year. 

Based on 2022 credit hour cost, a person completing this program at the recommended pace would have paid $9,435 in tuition.  

Please use the Estimated Cost Calculator on the Bursar’s Office website to calculate one academic (Fall/Spring) year’s current tuition. 

This program is an E-Rate program, so choose “yes” for the E-Rate line item within the calculator.

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, and Technology. The total for those fees in the fall semester of 2022 was $147 for students enrolled in exclusively online courses. 

Potential additional costs include textbooks, exam proctoring fees, and technology upgrades. 

The complete cost of attendance can be found at https://osfa.uga.edu/costs/.

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). 

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones, and microphone are required.
  • High-speed internet access.

Curriculum

Program Structure

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

Required Courses:Electives (Choose 2 from below): 
EDIT 6170E – Introduction to Instructional Systems DesignEDIT 6400E– Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology
EDIT 6190E– Design Thinking and Development Tools EDIT 6500E– Video Production for Teaching and Learning 
EDIT 6200E– Designing Interactive Learning Environments EDIT 7350E– Evaluation and Analytics in Instructional Design 
EDIT 7520E– Online Teaching and Learning 
EDIT 7550E– Project Management in Instructional Design 

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.

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal.

Faculty

News & Events

US News Ranks UGA Online Programs Among Nation’s Best

February 7, 2024

U.S. News & World Report released their 2024 Best Online Programs rankings with several of the University of Georgia online programs in the top 10.

UGA faculty learn to apply the Quality Matters rubric to online courses

March 24, 2016

Over 30 of the University of Georgia's faculty and staff who teach online courses participated in a Quality Matters workshop last semester offered through UGA's Office of Online Learning. Quality Matters is a faculty-centered, peer review process intended to promote the design and development of quality online courses, and the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop introduces course designers to these standards. 

Engaging in Sustainable Online Course Development

February 23, 2016

The instructional design team at the Office of Online Learning takes pride in working with faculty to create online learning experiences that live up to the academic standards of the University of Georgia. We also consider how the environment we work in can support the continued offering of the courses we help develop. To this end, we encourage faculty to engage in sustainable course development practices for all online courses.

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