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Online Instruction Certificate

Learning, Design, and Technology Program

GPA: 3.0 GRE: no requirement Deadline: Rolling Apply!

The Online Instruction Certificate program helps students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively develop and teach online courses in a variety of settings.  Upon completion, students receive official recognition of their achievement on their University of Wyoming transcripts and an official university graduate certificate.  The Online Instruction Certificate Program is designed for those who (a) already have a bachelor's degree, (b) wish to take courses related to the delivery of online instruction, and (c) would like to earn a UW Certificate.

The Graduate Certificate is a post-baccalaureate, credit-bearing certificate program offered by the University of Wyoming via Outreach Credit Programs.  Although not a degree program, certificate courses may be used to meet requirements of degrees in instructional technology. With the consent of faculty committees, students who have been formally admitted to the Master of Science in Education with an option in Instructional Technology program may use certification courses to fulfill graduate degree requirements. 

Focusing on our mission to develop competent professionals who can select, integrate, design, develop, implement, and evaluate effective instruction in a variety of learning environments and settings, the requirements include four online courses offered through the Outreach Credit Program:

  • ITEC 5030: Introduction to Online Teaching
  • ITEC 5020: Technology and Distance Education
  • ITEC 5160: Introduction to Instructional Design (with an emphasis on online learning environments)
  • ITEC 5510: Instructional Telecommunications

>>Course schedule 

>>Course descriptions


Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming was ranked #1 on Student Loan Hero's list of “20 States Where College Is Worth the Cost,” and #3 on Growella's list of "Best Colleges for Students Who Take Loans."

Note: All courses offered via UW at a Distance.

Additional UW at a Distance course fee: $25/credit.

Please refer to the Cost of Attendance page for details.

>>Click here to learn more about funding opportunities

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How to Apply: Current UWyo Graduate Students

There is a rolling application deadline for this program. Students may apply at any time

Step 1: Submit a signed Change of Major Form to our Office Associate

  1. Complete the student information at the top of the form
  2. Sign the form
  3. Select "Add a certificate program" under the section asking what you would like to do
  4. Complete your current information regarding major, minor, and/or area of concentration
  5. Complete the new information and list your current program and "Online Instruction Certificate" as a major
  6. Once your current adviser has signed, send the form to the Online Instruction Certificate program coordinator for signature
  7. The signatures of two department heads, college designees, or academic deans are required
  8. After all appropriate signatures have been obtained, return the form to the Office of the Registrar

How to Apply: New UWyo Graduate Students

There is a rolling application deadline for this program. Students may apply at any time

Step 1: Apply to UW and Professional Studies through the online applicant portal

  1. Access the UW graduate applicant portal
  2. After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password
  3. Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  4. Submit the $50 application fee
  5. Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (applications with missing documents will not be considered)
    • Required documents for this program application:
      • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to demonstrate proof of receiving a baccalaureate degree (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
      • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

 Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts to UW Admissions

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions
    • Address: University of Wyoming Admissions – 1000 E. University Ave. – Laramie, WY 82071

Following the review of your application, faculty members vote to recommend admission or denial. You will receive a letter indicating acceptance or denial from the Department. If accepted, a faculty advisor will be assigned to you. You may decide whether to accept our offer of admission and notify us of your decision.

Contact Us

Revalee Weerheim

Office Associate

Phone: (307) 766-2366



Dr. Suzanne Young

Program Coordinator

Phone: (307) 766-3145



Dr. William (Toby) Holmes

Program Coordinator

Phone: 307-766-3187


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