Online Teaching & Learning Certificate

Gain the skills necessary to teach online courses as an adjunct instructor in higher education. Learn how to apply the following:

  • Instructional strategies
  • Web tools
  • Learning assessment and evaluation
  • Best practices in an online environment

You must have at least a bachelor's degree to enroll. This program is approved by the Higher Learning Commission.

Online Convenience

  • Earn your OTL certificate online.
  • Take classes at your own pace.
  • Tuition is $200 per credit hour.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800.955.7747.


MGE 5500 Web 2.0 Tools for Tomorrow’s Learner

Students explore and implement Web 2.0 tools for online learning and topics that support development and exploration of such innovative tools in the educational environment. Following the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Standards and Indicators, students identify different features and benefits of using Web 2.0 tools that will support effective teaching and learning practices. The course is required in the cybergogy concentration. (3 credits)

MGE 5402 Active Learning in Online Environments

Active learning refers to techniques where students DO something, typically discovering, processing, and applying information. In this class, students focus on learning as an active endeavor, cognizant that different people learn in different ways. At first glance, active learning in an online class may seem problematic. On closer observation, the two are synonymous. This course is required in the cybergogy concentration. (3 credits)

MGE 5302 Assessing and Evaluating Online Teaching and Learning

Students in this course plan assessment strategies to accommodate differences among online student learners, including their unique knowledge, experiences, ability, learning styles, multiple intelligences, motivations, behaviors, and attitudes. The outcome of the course is the development of multiple timely and appropriate instructional and assessment activities closely aligned to learning objectives that provide students regular feedback about their performance in an online course. (3 credits)

MGE 5100 Best Practices in Online Learning

Students study and consider best practice in cybergogy by developing strategies, concepts, and areas of consideration when beginning or revising an online course. Content includes a consideration of course aesthetics, online activities, and course enhancement although many aspects of cybergogy complete to a face-to-face course, certain nuances and differences need particular consideration. Successful completion of this course assists future online instructors consider those differences. (3 credits)