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Online Teaching and Learning

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$7,072

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

In K-12 education, online learning has become an important part of students' learning options. In higher education, online course offerings have grown exponentially in recent years, as have options for massively open online courses (MOOCs). In business, online learning has become a mainstream modality for professional development. These trends raise important questions about instructional design, and the interactions of digital technologies and processes of learning. Our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning prepares you to address these challenges.

The Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the MAET degree program.

Program Outcomes

Our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning prepares you to become a thoughtful and skilled online educator at a time when there is a pressing need for these skills in the marketplace. Upon completion of the graduate certificate, graduates are prepared be thought leaders around issues of online teaching and learning.

Career Outlook

 

Many of our students are teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals at all stages of their professional careers. Graduates of our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program have gone on to develop digital learning experiences for private companies and non-profits and taken on leadership roles in virtual schools. When pairing this graduate certificate with the MAET degree, graduates have obtained positions in higher education and the private sector as Instructional Designers, Online Program Coordinators, Adjunct Faculty, and a variety of roles for educational technology companies.

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report

 

Liz Boltz headshot

Dr. Liz Owens Boltz

Interim Director of Educational Technology Programs

As Interim Director, Liz is dedicated to supporting students and the diverse goals, needs, and backgrounds they bring to MAET. Liz is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Educational Psychology & Educational Technology program, where she studied videogames for learning. She has been an instructor for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program since 2013, and has taught in the online, hybrid, and overseas formats. Liz writes and plays music, and also enjoys drawing and playing video games.

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 813 - Electronic Portfolios for Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)
CEP 817 - Learning Technology through Design (3 Credits)
CEP 820 - Teaching Students Online (3 Credits) 

 

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application. 

Key Dates

Students can start the program in any semester. All application materials are due at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,072
$9,063

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

In K-12 education, online learning has become an important part of students' learning options. In higher education, online course offerings have grown exponentially in recent years, as have options for massively open online courses (MOOCs). In business, online learning has become a mainstream modality for professional development. These trends raise important questions about instructional design, and the interactions of digital technologies and processes of learning. Our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning prepares you to address these challenges.

The Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the MAET degree program.

Program Outcomes

Our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning prepares you to become a thoughtful and skilled online educator at a time when there is a pressing need for these skills in the marketplace. Upon completion of the graduate certificate, graduates are prepared be thought leaders around issues of online teaching and learning.

Career Outlook

 

Many of our students are teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals at all stages of their professional careers. Graduates of our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program have gone on to develop digital learning experiences for private companies and non-profits and taken on leadership roles in virtual schools. When pairing this graduate certificate with the MAET degree, graduates have obtained positions in higher education and the private sector as Instructional Designers, Online Program Coordinators, Adjunct Faculty, and a variety of roles for educational technology companies.

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report

 

Liz Boltz headshot

Dr. Liz Owens Boltz

Interim Director of Educational Technology Programs

As Interim Director, Liz is dedicated to supporting students and the diverse goals, needs, and backgrounds they bring to MAET. Liz is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Educational Psychology & Educational Technology program, where she studied videogames for learning. She has been an instructor for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program since 2013, and has taught in the online, hybrid, and overseas formats. Liz writes and plays music, and also enjoys drawing and playing video games.

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 813 - Electronic Portfolios for Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)
CEP 817 - Learning Technology through Design (3 Credits)
CEP 820 - Teaching Students Online (3 Credits) 

 

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application. 

Key Dates

Students can start the program in any semester. All application materials are due at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,072
$9,063

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.