Become an Effective Online Instructor in Just 10 Months - Make it happen in 2015
Prepare for designing online courses, teaching in blended or online classes or training in elearning settings.
How long is a course?
Each course is
8 weeks. These intensive courses earn 3 Graduate Credits.Begin January 2015 and complete the certificate in 10 months.
EDUC 760 Elearning for Educators January 5 - February 27, 2015 EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning March 2 - April 24, 2015EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning May 4 - June 26, 2015EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation June 29 - August 21, 2015EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum
+ Internship September 14 – November 7, 2015 (Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763
It's possible to skip a semester or two between courses if that works better for you than taking the courses back to back. Each course is offered three times per year.Begin May 2015 and complete the certificate in 10 months.
EDUC 760 960 E-learning for Educators May 4 - June 26, 2015EDUC 762 961 Assessment in E-learning June 29 - August 21, 2015EDUC 763 900 Instructional Design for E-Learning August 24 - October 16, 2015EDUC 761 900 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation October 19 - December 11, 2015EDUC 764 930 E-Learning Practicum + Internship January 20 - March 27, 2016Frequently Asked Questions about the Practicum
NOTE: Twelve of the course graduate credits may be applied as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program
How much will it cost?
2014-2015 $415 per semester hour graduate credit
Each course is 3 semester hours graduate credit - $1245 total cost per course.
There is no registration fee and no program application.
E-textbooks are provided free.
Full Access to Lynda.com training videos
Full access to Brainfuse personalized tutorials
Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
When can I start and how do I register online?
to reserve your spot now. This program is very popular and courses fill well before the start date. There is no registration fee.
All courses are offered three times each year (spring, summer and fall).
Do I need to apply for admission to the university's graduate program?
No, you do not need to apply for graduate admission to the university unless you are beginning a Master's degree program at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
When is the registration deadline?
is available until each session is filled or five business days before the course begins.
What is the prerequisite?
Completion of a bachelor's degree
May I enroll in one course, such as Instructional Design for Elearning, without taking the other courses?
Yes, many students enroll in a single course and do not take the other courses.
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How will a graduate certificate help me?
Include your graduate certificate courses on your resume and LinkedIn profile as an indication of your commitment to acquiring new skills and extending your knowledge.
Add our graduate certificate to your existing masters degree to demonstrate subject matter expertise in e-learning.
Share your certificate projects in an online portfolio showcasing your expertise and competencies.
"... for students balancing the jobs they must have with the advanced education they desire – a situation faced by most students today – completing a certificate can be the most direct path to career success."
~ The Certificate Solution
What type of online teaching job opportunities are available?
The courses are designed for experienced trainers and educators interested in entering the field of online teaching or those who wish to blend web-based instruction into their face-to-face classes. Our students are:
- Trainers in corporations, nonprofit organizations, business, government, and military
- Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full time)
- College and university professors (adjunct and full time)
- K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
- Health educators involved in patient education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
- Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education leaders
- Continuing education facilitators
Check out our E-learning Graduate Certificate Magazine - Finding E-Learning Jobs
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an application fee?
Is the course open to international students?
Yes, students from 23 different countries have enrolled in this program.
Will I receive a certificate document to include with my resume?
Yes, upon completion of all five online courses, you will receive an official certificate from the university, in addition to the 15 graduate credits on your University of Wisconsin-Stout transcript.
Are online courses open to veterans and military service members?
Yes, you can work online from anywhere in the world. We encourage veterans and military service members working at the graduate level to join our program. UW-Stout was selected as a Military Friendly School
, and this honor places us in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.
What are the participation expectations?
Is financial aid available?
You may qualify for aid if you are enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Master of Science in Education degree
program and enrolled in a minimum of five (5) credits.
Will this include designing self-paced learning materials?
For those who seek training in the skills necessary to develop self-paced e-learning products, print materials, computer-based training, orientations and compliance tutorials, project management or redesign of existing curriculum for just-in-time delivery and electronic performance support systems (EPSS) consider our Instructional Design Certificate program
- Eight-week intensive online courses
- Expert facilitation by veteran online instructors
- Small, highly interactive classes
- Professional-quality projects for an e-portfolio to aid in job searches
- Career mentoring and job placement assistance
- Highly competitive tuition
- Credits apply as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program
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My father taught me to 'always examine the premise' of an argument. He explained that if you accepted someone's premise you could be easily convinced they were 'right'. If you looked skeptically at the basis of their argument you would think more clearly and argue your for your position more effectively. Dad wanted me to become a lawyer. I almost did, but chose education instead. I wanted to work with people when they were at their best.I've been fortunate I've had many great teachers. The one that had the biggest impact on my 'critical thinking' was Dr. Richard Paul.He was the keynote speaker at a education conference I attended in the late 80's. His talk was challenging. He took the crowd to task and spent an hour beating the educational establishment like a cheap drum for not systematically teaching critical thinking. I loved it. It felt good to have my own beliefs validated in a dramatic and Socratic mannerDr. Paul's ideas and passion lit me up. I was lucky to run into him in the hotel bar. We had 2 hours of fascinating discussion, part debate, part conversation. This talk changed my teaching life. I learned I could hang in with a heavy weight thinker. I saw a way to make a change in my classroom.
Richard Paul was a man who made me think. And it was good.
I bought his books. I used his Socratic questioning methods in class. I printed and hung a banner that said: Learn how to think! on my classroom wall. This became one of my foundation values as a teacher. It remains so to this day.
Feeling the Heat
One of my most cherished memories is of being pilloried in the principal's office by an outraged parent. This particular father had a truly brilliant daughter. She had a hungry inquisitive mind. Critical thinking gave her a way to understand her world.
Dad didn't like it. His voice shook with anger as he pointed at me and shouted:
"How dare you teach my child to challenge authority!"
I'll admit that I was very upset by this at the time. It didn't change my teaching methods but it did make me aware that some folks believe that critical thinking is dangerous. Over the years that encounter has become a badge of honor. Richard Paul's work clarified by thinking about teaching. I wanted to attend the summer session at his Foundation for Critical Thinking in Sonoma California but simply couldn't afford the time or money.(Being a young teacher with a growing family and a pitiful pay check had it's limitations.) Now, I truly regret not following that path.
Recently I found a great two part video from Richard Paul that reminded me why I wanted to learn more from him. I watched both videos several times. Once again his ideas lit me up.Critical Thinking - Standards of Thought - Part 1 http://youtu.be/gNCOOUK-bMQ
Dr. Paul was a lot more interesting in that bar in Arizona than he is in these brief lectures. Still he lays out the foundations of critical thinking in less that a half an hour.
As I wrote this, I thought about my access to professional development education and the long drive to Sonoma that kept me from attending Paul's training in the 1980's, "I wish there had been an online option back then."
So I just checked and found there are two online courses offered through Cal-State Sonoma on critical thinking for instructors. I'm tempted! http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/online-courses-for-instructors/574
Dennis O'Connor -- Thinking about thinking in La Jolla CA while the piano player echos the halls with fine music.