Get a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from GSU!

The use of delivering education and training in fully-online and web-enhanced formats continues to expand rapidly, creating a need for professionals with the knowledge and skills to develop curriculum and facilitate high-quality online learning. 

Whether you are a professor, K-12 teacher, trainer, or facilitator, GSU’s Online Teaching and Learning (ONTL) Certificate Program prepares you to effectively design, produce, and facilitate online courses.  Our ONTL Certificate Program builds you with the confidence and high level skills to:

  • Provide high-energy online instruction to improve student/participant learning and retention.
  • Teach online using a variety of learning management systems, e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas and Google Classroom.
  • Collaborate online using a variety of social media platforms, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Implement innovative blended learning techniques to provide advance learning.
  • Meet the diverse learning styles of the students/participants.
  • Facilitate small and large groups of learners using online conferencing platforms, e.g., Zoom and Skype.  

The Certificate is offered at the graduate level; students must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited, post-secondary institution. The  Online Teaching and Learning Certificate Program will be awarded to participants who complete the 18-credit-hour program with a "B" or better in each required course.


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    Dawn Ladislas 2019 ONTL Student

    “I am designing a religious education online class as my capstone project in the Online Teaching and Learning Certificate Program. I was recently notified that a university not only found it, but its administrators called me for an interview! They told me that they like my class setup and want to consider online religious education in the near future and want to keep me in mind for a few positions upcoming, including director of the religious education program and this is all due to my class! I am so excited for this and I just love this Certificate program!”

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    Regina Richardson, 2019 ONTL Student / Real Estate Agent

    “I have found that this course was helpful because it allowed us not only to learn the useful principles but also to actually facilitate an online learning module both synchronously and asynchronously. My professor created a safe and secure environment for me and my peers to learn how to teach a real online class for the first time. We all learned together and learning was not only fundamental but fun. I highly recommend for any instructor who wants to enlarge their territory in teaching.”

Curriculum and Courses

Curriculum and Courses

You can find the Certificate Completion Requirements in our catalog.



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