Grow Your Knowledge at UW


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.

What is Online Instruction?

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.

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Application Deadlines

  • March 1 - Fall semesters
  • October 1 - Spring semesters

Required Documents

  • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
  • An application letter
  • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

How To Apply
Please visit our program admission webpage for more details.

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Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming offers an extensive selection of fully online and hybrid programs in addition to the online instruction certificate. These programs are on par with our on-campus programs in every significant aspect, with equivalent learning expectations and the same accreditation. Additionally, we understand that online learners have distinct requirements, and we are committed to delivering a range of academic and student resources specifically designed to support your success during your time at UW and beyond graduation.


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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 development specialist
  • Manager of learning design


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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

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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:


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.


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

Clarence Jayne Scholarship
Kercher Family Scholarship




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




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