Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning offered by New Mexico State University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. THis program is intended for individuals who wish to earn a post-baccalaureate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, but who cannot fully commit to a completely traditional course of study in the traditional on campus and in classroom environment. This program is designed to be completed in one to two years and consists of five, three credit courses. Students are required to complete an online teaching practicum as well. Students are offered the chance to design and develop an online course in any subject matter. Students are also afforded the opportunity to learn general and subject-specific online teaching, education, and learning principles and strategies. This program is intended for higher educators, k through high school educators, corporate trainers, military trainers, education consultants, training consultants, and professional development service providers. A prospective student should be interested in developing formal online teaching environments.

The required courses include: Fostering Online Learning Communities, Designing and Organizing Online Learning Environments, Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching, Assessing and Evaluating online Teaching and Learning, and Online Teaching Practicum. Students must have a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply to this program. The curriculum of this program aims to teach students how to gain knowledge regarding assessment and evaluation, current technologies, emerging trends, online learning strategies, and skills in online teaching. Students are also offered a foundational set of skills and knowledge in theoretical and practical information. This certificate aims to help students expand their career opportunities or to advance their current positions.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    New Mexico State University, a four-year, public, land-grant institution, was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. In 1889, the New Mexico territorial legislature authorized the creation of an agricultural college and experiment station and Las Cruces College became the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Due to rapid growth, in 1960 university status was awarded and the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts became New Mexico State University. The school's mission is "to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service."

    Students have a variety of options academically at New Mexico State University. There are nine colleges in which students can find a program to interest them. The colleges include:

    • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Health and Social Services
    • Honors College

    NMSU offers bachelor degree completion programs, master's and doctorate programs, and a number of certificate and licensure options online.


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