Online Graduate Certificate: Online Teaching & Learning

Online Teaching & Learning

College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Program Overview

Are you ready to create your own virtual classroom? The University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville offers an online Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning. This is a fully online teaching certification for UT graduate students, or students holding a terminal degree, who are looking to expand their skill set into online teaching. During the program, you will learn how to design, develop, and teach online courses for a variety of educational settings, such as K–12 schools and corporate environments.

Credit Hours


Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700

Out-of-State $775

Testing Requirements


Admissions Term

Fall, Spring, Summer

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.

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A Certificate to Expand Your Online Teaching & Learning Skills

The graduate certificate in online teaching and learning is intended for currently admitted graduate students seeking to develop skills necessary for designing, developing, and teaching online courses in various contexts such as higher education, corporate, K-12 education, and military settings. All courses in this graduate certificate program are delivered online through Distance Education. Students currently enrolled in many of the graduate programs on our campus are seeking to gain experience designing, developing, and teaching online courses. A certificate in online teaching and learning will offer students a way to group the courses they are already taking so that they can present their skills to future employers in a way that is easily recognized. This certificate will also further prepare students to be able to apply their skills and practical experiences they gain from our courses in the future development of online courses. 

Featured Courses

Examples of courses offered for the Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate include:

IT 532: Online Learning Environments

Theory, research and practice of designing, developing and evaluating online learning environments including distance education and blended learning approaches.

IT 573: Introduction of Multimedia Instruction

Selected computer-based multimedia production tools and use to produce instructional materials based on specific learner characteristics and objectives.

IT 570: Instructional Systems Design

Application of theory and research of instructional systems design to solve instructional problems in education settings.

IT 566: Understanding Online Interaction

Assessment and evaluation of online learning environments using data-driven techniques. 

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Ready to Advance Your Skills and Knowledge in Online Teaching & Learning?