The Certificate Program in Online Teaching and Educational Technology is designed to meet the growing needs of online educators in a wide variety of teaching sectors like K-12 teachers, Higher Education faculty, Community College Professors, non-profits, governmental agencies and businesses that develop online training programs. The Online Teaching and Educational Technology certificate is designed for both experienced trainers and educators and those interested in entering the field of online teaching and learning.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective communication, appropriate to the audience and purpose.

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of best practices related to digital media in education and online teaching and learning theories.

  • Interpret and analyze pedagogies and best practices

  • Apply and integrate terminology and practices that relate to digital media in education, online course development, accessibility, copyright and fair use, OER and STEM education

  • Recognize the value of a multicultural impact in education and function effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

Required Courses

Course Title Units
EDIT 010 Computers and Digital Media in Education 3
EDIT 015 Online Course Design: Theory and Practice 3
EDIT 022 Online Course Development 3
EDIT 023 Creating Accessible Course Content 3
EDIT 025 Copyright and Creativity in Digital Learning 2
EDIT 026 Women in STEM 3
EDIT 027 Adopting and Integrating Open Education Resources (OER) 2
Total Units 19

What is a Program Map?

A program map is a suggested semester-by-semester plan to help you complete the courses required for a particular degree or certificate. It is based on the major sheet for the particular degree or certificate you are interested in. It includes courses required for the major, general education and any necessary electives. 

A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.