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Explore the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning at NMSU Global Campus

NMSU Global Campus offers this certificate program for professionals—in business, government, education, or other settings—who want to become knowledgeable about instructional design for online/blended learners. 

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Benefits of earning the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning include:
  • Proficiency in fostering online learning communities
  • Skill in design for online teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of successful assessment and evaluation strategies
  • Association with a network of committed professionals
  • Keeping current with emerging technologies and strategies
  • Gain a solid foundation of theoretical and practical information
  • Collaborate on creative learning projects with peers
  • Chance to pursue new career opportunities

Top National Ranking

Excellent Program Quality

  • NMSU uses Quality Matters (QM) as the standard for online course development. QM is a nationally recognized peer review process that certifies the high quality of online and blended course design.


Certificate type: Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation

Department: School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership

Delivery formats: 100% online via LMS, synchronous opportunities via web conferencing tools.

Program Road Map: Review Course Offerings

Cost per credit hour: 

  • Graduate online: $444.40*† 
  • Active Military online: $250*† 

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is as stated 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.

For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Career Pathways

With this Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from NMSU Global Campus, you will be empowered to use your expertise in technology and pedagogy to help others.

Educational technology has become an increasingly important learning tool in schools and universities, as well as for employee training in businesses and government agencies. Here is a sampling of possible professional options for certificate holders. Please note that some of these jobs may require additional education, academic degrees or work experience to qualify:

  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Curriculum Development Specialist
  • eLearning Developer
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Instructional Designer
  • Performance Support Specialist
  • Training and Development Manager

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.

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 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.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: 1-888-729-6678

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