This certificate in online teaching is ideal for people who are already teaching or who hope to do so in the future, whether in P-12, higher education or at the corporate level. These courses will prepare you to become a thoughtful and skilled online educator at a time when there is a pressing need for these skills in the educational landscape.
After completing five courses, you can earn your Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning through UGA’s Mary Frances Early College of Education Learning, Design, and Technology program. Certified P-12 teachers can also earn the Georgia PSC-approved Online Teaching Endorsement through this program. All courses are taught by experienced faculty, offered online, and scheduled for busy graduate students and working adults.
This Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program provides a solid foundation in learning, evaluation, and instructional theories related to online learning and the creation of effective online courses. You will gain experience with a broad range of technology tools commonly used in online education with multiple opportunities to apply this knowledge in authentic online instructional settings relevant to your current or intended careers.
Throughout this Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program, the emphasis is not on “one best way” to teach online, but rather on developing a deep understanding of online learning and learners, a wide range of instructional tools and strategies, and the skills to choose critically among these to best teach diverse learners in a variety of online formats.
Upgrade your teaching skills with the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program and make a greater contribution to your chosen profession.
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).
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission has approved the University of Georgia to offer the Online Teaching Endorsement for in-field Georgia educators.
Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning Program Admission Requirements
Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply to the graduate school for the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning 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 OTL Certificate form, which includes the submission of a single-page Statement of Purpose. If admitted, you will be assigned an advisor to ensure successful enrollment in courses.
Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning Program Application Checklist
Select Intended Program – CERG, Online Teaching and Learning (Career and Info Studies)[CERT_2OTL]
Statement of purpose – Submit to the Graduate School online in your application. The purpose statement should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals in relation to online teaching and learning. PreK-12 educators who are interested in seeking the Online Teaching Endorsement from the Georgia PSC must state their intention to earn the endorsement in their statement of purpose.
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
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 15
Summer: May 1
Fall: April 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15
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.