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Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

Become an Expert in Online Course Design

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Program Quick Facts

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Top National Ranking

Ranked Top 10 for Best Online Master’s for Online Teaching Programs in 2022.

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100% Online

Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Accessible Online Pedagogy

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program from NMSU Global Campus empowers you to use your expertise in technology and pedagogy to help others. Whether you’re a professional in business, government, or education, our program gives you the skills you need to design classes for online and blended learners.

With educational technology becoming an increasingly important learning tool — not only for schools, but also for training in the public and private sectors — this graduate certificate offers you a variety of professional opportunities.

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Career Pathways

While some jobs may require additional degrees or experience to qualify, here is a sampling of potential career options for holders of the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning:

  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Curriculum Development Specialist
  • eLearning Developer
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Instructional Designer
  • Performance Support Specialist
  • Training and Development Manager
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

With the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from NMSU Global Campus, you’ll gain the theoretical and practical information you need to design effective online courses.

For online course development, NMSU uses the standard of Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized peer-review process that certifies the high quality of online and blended course design.

This one-year, 100% online certificate program shows you how to foster online learning communities, offering you a network of committed professionals through collaborative, creative learning projects. By the end of our program, you’ll gain effective strategies for assessing and evaluating students, and you’ll be up-to-date on important emerging technologies.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 12 credits
Program Length: 1 year
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
Program Contact: Dr. Julia Parra

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program consists of 12 credits. The four courses work in sequence to immerse you in a dynamic online environment.

You do not need to submit test scores, but admission requirements include:

  • A letter of recommendation
  • A resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
Sample Courses Credits
EDLT 5110: Foundations of Learning Design & Technology 3
EDLT 5140: Fostering Online Learning Communities 3
EDLT 5210: Social Media in Blended and Online Learning Environments 3
EDLT 5240: Online Teaching and Learning 3
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Current NMSU graduate students can take this program, though you should first consult with your graduate advisor. If you’re completing this certificate concurrently with another graduate degree, you must apply for graduation at the same time for both.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.