Online Teaching (Graduate Certificate)


The Graduate Certificate Program in Online Teaching is designed to prepare students for teaching positions in online or other distance education settings in both the K-12 and higher education environments. The certificate provides students with essential knowledge and skills in pedagogy, course development, evaluation, instruction, and other aspects of the educational process in online learning environments.

Admission Requirements

Admission to these programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.


A minimum of twelve credits is required for this certificate including:

LDT 7130Facilitation of On-Line Learning4
LDT 7210Foundations of Distance Education4
LDT 8120Practicum in Instructional Technology1-9

Additional courses to meet the minimum number of credit hours are selected with advisor approval. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

For additional information, please contact: Dr. Ke Zhang, Program Director; 313-577-1728, or 313-577-1679.