Graduate Certificate in E-Learning
Lead the Way in Learning Innovation
Build on your expertise in educational technology with an online Graduate Certificate in E-Learning from the George Washington University (GW). This e-learning certificate provides you with the foundational knowledge and applicable skills needed to design and implement effective instructional systems for a distance learning environment. This certificate is ideal for those who are already involved in distance education or who have the desire to become involved in distance learning.
At GW, we have been innovating continuously in the field of distance learning for more than 25 years. We continue to build on this innovation with our online e-learning certificate program, which will prepare you to apply relevant theories, principles, models, tools and techniques to lead e-learning initiatives in diverse organizational settings.
Sample coursework includes: applying educational media and technology, developing multimedia materials, instructional design, critical issues in distance education, learning technologies and organizations and computer interface design for learning.
Certificate in E-Learning Courses
GW offers online Graduate Certificates that enable students to develop a strong foundation in the field of Educational Technology, along with some advanced skills for design and development.
The Certificate in E-Learning consists of 18-credit hours and can be completed in 1.5 years. Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you can transfer credit hours into the Master’s program.
Curriculum (18 credit hours)
- EDUC 6401 Applying Educational Media and Technology (3 credits)
- EDUC 6405 Developing Multimedia Materials (3 credits)
- EDUC 6406 Instructional Design (3 credits)
- EDUC 6421 Critical Issues in Distance Education (3 credits)
- EDUC 6424 Learning Technologies and Organizations (3 credits)
- EDUC 6426 Computer Interface Design for Learning (3 credits)
Upon completing the e-learning certificate with GW, you will:
- Demonstrate an ability to evaluate the effective use and implementation of e-learning materials
- Demonstrate an ability to effectively design, develop and implement successful e-learning materials
- Apply foundational e-learning principles theories to learning activities in your work place
- Demonstrate the capacity to successfully design, develop and implement e-learning materials
GW’s graduate certificate in E-Learning provides you with the foundational knowledge and skills required to be successfully apply e-learning technology and programs, which are in high demand in both the academic and corporate worlds.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services, training and development managers earned a median $95,400 annual salary in 2012, with jobs in the field expected to grow 11% by 2022. 1 Instructional coordinators earned a median $60,050 in 2012, with jobs expected to grow 13% by 2022. 2
Career Opportunities for Graduates
- Director of E-learning
- E-learning developer
- E-learning specialist
- Instructional designer
- Instructional technology supervisor
Potential Employment Settings
- P-12 public, private or charter schools
- Higher education institutions
- Government agencies
- Other organizations
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm
Other Certificates Offered
In addition to our online Graduate Certificate in E-Learning, we also offer a master’s in educational technology leadership and other online graduate certificates with a number of specializations within the field. These include:
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