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
- 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.
Get more details about admission and the courses required for this certificate.
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
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