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Graduate Certificate in Online Learning & Teaching

Program Details

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.


  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement

Accreditation & Licensing

American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education

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

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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