Program Overview

Kent State University offers an online certificate in the advanced studies of Online Learning in Teaching.  The certificate program is designed to provide teachers with the technology resources to implement a modern online educational curriculum.  The program is geared towards teachers and educators wishing to expand beyond the traditional classroom setting and venture into leading a virtual classroom.

The realm of teaching has grown beyond brick and mortar buildings, and has opened the possibilities for students as well as educators to obtain valuable academics in a flexible format.  The certification is a 15 credit hour program, and is comprised of courses that focus on the key essentials of providing an online curriculum.  The core courses are: Distance education, applications of the internet, designing online courses, teaching online courses and research methods in online learning and teaching.  

Graduates of the program will use the advanced education to provide an advanced education for others.  The goal of the program is to give teachers the skills and knowledge to properly and effectively design an online curriculum, use multi-media applications and be able to teach online courses to other students.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Official transcripts. Resume. Statement of purpose. Three letters of recommendation.


    Not all of Kent State's online programs are available in every state. Students should check prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Kent State University is a large public university with its main campus located in Kent, Ohio. In addition to its main campus, Kent State also has campuses throughout Ohio in Burton, Salem, Warren, New Philadelphia, Ashtabula, Jackson Township, and East Liverpool. Founded in 1910 as the Kent State Normal School, it began as a school to train teachers. Over the years, the university has expanded and today offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in many different areas of study including liberal arts, history, journalism, business and several others.

    Kent State offers students many different areas of study and degree levels, including certificates, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and a doctoral program in nursing available in online formats.


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