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Online Instruction – Graduate Certificate

Whether you are a content provider looking to add additional tools to your skill set or a teacher interested in exploring the latest and greatest ways to teach remotely, the UW online instruction graduate certificate program will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to build compelling courses.

About the Online Instruction Graduate Certificate Program

The Online Instruction Certificate at the University of Wyoming is a four-class, online program that will ground you in the theory and best practices of online education while also giving you experiences solving problems and designing educational solutions using current technologies.

Use this post-baccalaureate program to begin amassing credits for a graduate degree in learning, design and technology or to jumpstart new opportunities in online pedagogy and instructional design. This is training you can apply in a variety of sectors and industries including PK-12 education, business, the military, healthcare, government agencies and media.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Graduate Certificate

Resident Tuition: $324/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $516/credit hour

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The demand for online teaching is growing– from 2016-17 the number of students who took courses online grew by 5.7% according to the National Center for Education Statistics

Online Instruction Graduate Certificate Program Highlights

Advance your career by developing the knowledge, teaching skills and technological savvy to create and implement online instruction in a variety of settings.

Offered through distance learning, the online instruction graduate certificate program can equip you with the teaching and technology skills to not just communicate but also educate.

Here are some reasons to choose UW for an online instruction education certificate:

Accredited. UW’s College of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Online access. Enhance your career from the comfort of your home computer. All online instruction courses are offered online. Plus, you can start the program at any time. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Resources. Take advantage of the potential to work in UW’s Shell 3-D Visualization Center, where College of Education faculty have been designing immersive educational experiences. The Student Innovation Center at UW provides additional access to 3D printers and scanners, virtual reality, LEGO, littleBits and other equipment that fosters project-based STEAM learning at all levels.

Travel grants. Apply for travel support to cover some travel costs associated with attending or presenting at professional conferences.

Faculty. Study and conduct research alongside faculty who are experts in educational technology and preparing educators for contemporary learning practices.

Scholarships. Explore College of Education graduate scholarships to fund your graduate study. Scholarships include:

  • Clarence Jayne Scholarship
  • Kercher Family Scholarship

What Can You Do with an Online Instruction Graduate Certificate?

The Online Instruction Graduate Certificate program prepares you to create and teach online courses across a variety of platforms in various environments.

Online Instruction Careers
UW online instruction graduates have held job titles such as:

  • CTE technology teacher
  • Instructional designer
  • Education instructor
  • Campus director
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Educational consultant
  • Corporate trainer
  • Online tutor
  • Adult education online teacher
  • Learning and delopment specialist
  • Manager of learning design

Amazing stories from Online Instruction Graduates

"The Online Teaching Certificate program at UW has equipped me with knowledge that has translated to helping create better learning experiences for my students. The program was the right mix of theory and practice in helping me develop skills related to providing quality online instruction."

– Travis Williams, Online Instruction ’16

Examples of Online Instruction Graduate Certificate Program Courses

These are the classes you will take as an online instruction student at UW:

  • Introduction to Online Teaching
  • Technology and Distance Education
  • Introduction to Instructional Design
  • Instructional Telecommunications

View the complete online instruction certificate program curriculum.

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