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Learning, Design, and Technology Program

Online Instruction Certificate

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


Program Details

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

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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.

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How to Apply

There are no application deadlines for this program. Applications are reviewed upon completion.

Step 1: Apply to UW and to the program 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, 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)
      • An application letter
      • 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

LDT faculty review applications on a rolling basis and makes recommendations to the Office of Admissions. Then Admissions will make the final decision and contact the applicant.

Contact Us

Britany Kathan

Office Associate

Phone: (307) 766-2366



Dr. Mia Williams

Program Coordinator

Phone: (307) 766-2004


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