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Explore our Post-Master’s Certificate in Online Teaching in Higher Education at Walden

Pursue new opportunities by developing skills in online instruction in higher education.

As the demand for e-Learning increases, the higher education landscape is undergoing a transformative shift. Walden’s Post-Master’s Certificate in Online Teaching in Higher Education puts you at the forefront as one of the few certificate programs that specializes in online teaching in higher education. Our program blends adult learning theory with pedagogical strategies to help you effectively engage, teach, and inspire adult learners in the online classroom. Through a series of four courses, you will:

  • Gain deeper insight into the adult learner.
  • Explore the key principles of online instruction.
  • Learn best practices for reaching diverse student populations.
  • Examine the latest technologies impacting online learning.
  • Participate in a simulated online classroom for a hands-on teaching experience.

Apply Courses Toward Your EdD

Select courses in this online teaching certificate program may be transferred into certain Doctor of Education (EdD) specializations, saving you time and money in earning your doctorate.

Curriculum

Completion Requirements

  • 20 total quarter credits

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Course Code Title Credits
EDDD 8021

Understanding the Adult Learner

Unique and distinctive skills are required to engage and teach adult learners. Education professionals will explore adult learning and developmental theory and the wide range of research that supports it, including andragogy and transformation, phase and stage developmental theories, and effects of gender and culture on adult learning. Educators will also be provided with the opportunity to reflect on the relationship of course material with their own experiences as adult learners. Education professionals complete a variety of realistic assignments through which they practice communicating and presenting complex concepts, critique the work of major theorists, apply adult learning and development theories to educational practice, and construct their own positions on adult learning as scholar-practitioners.  

(5 cr.)
EDDD 8103

eLearning

Educators explore the theories, paradigms, trends, and issues in the field of eLearning. Research on eLearning is critiqued and analyzed as an ecosystem, including an examination of K–12, higher education, corporate, and personal learning communities. Current social and geopolitical trends and their impact on eLearning are analyzed. Delivery methods, human presence, and sustainability of eLearning design are investigated. Through this course, educators are provided with design and development experience through the creation of multimedia presentations in an eLearning environment.

(5 cr.)
EDDD 8111

Online Teaching Simulation

In this simulation course, learners have an opportunity to practice the art of online teaching hands-on and to develop an online instructional presence that encourages positive student outcomes. In this unique practical experience, learners develop and reinforce the skills needed to succeed as an online instructor. Scholar-practitioners hone their online teaching skills by engaging in realistic classroom scenarios with guidance and feedback from experienced online faculty members and in collaboration with their peers. With careful oversight, mentoring, and coaching, learners practice and analyze online facilitation activities, including interacting though discussion boards, assessing student work, and posting announcements.

(5 cr.)

Choose one course from the following courses:

EDDD 8110

The Art of Online Teaching

Higher education is undergoing a radical paradigm shift with the rapid growth of online degree, program, and course offerings. Educators are provided with the foundational skills necessary to successfully facilitate learning in an online environment in this course. They have the opportunity to acquire the essential pedagogical competencies to provide targeted instruction and accurately assess student work in a virtual setting. Through the exploration of simulated classroom interactions and creative problem-solving scenarios, educators experience how online learning leverages technology to enhance knowledge and skill development. Upon successful completion of this course, educators can demonstrate professional skills to meet the growing demand for facilitators of online learning and the potential to positively influence a global population of learners.

(5 cr.)
EDDD 8116

The Art of Online Teaching

Higher education is undergoing a radical paradigm shift with the rapid growth of online degree, program, and course offerings. Educators are provided with the foundational skills necessary to successfully facilitate learning in an online environment in this course. They have the opportunity to acquire the essential pedagogical competencies to provide targeted instruction and accurately assess student work in a virtual setting. Through the exploration of simulated classroom interactions and creative problem-solving scenarios, educators experience how online learning leverages technology to enhance knowledge and skill development. Upon successful completion of this course, educators can demonstrate professional skills to meet the growing demand for facilitators of online learning and the potential to positively influence a global population of learners.

(5 cr.)
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Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total *
Tuition 20 total quarter credit hours $605 per quarter hour $12,100
Technology Fee Per quarter $160 $640


TOTAL $12,740


Transfer up to 10 credits $6,370


Total with Maximum Transfer Credits† $6,370

The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $500.

Admission Requirements

Since our certificate programs are offered at different levels, admission requirements vary. Call 855-646-5286 to find out the admission requirements for your certificate program of interest.

Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on the program you choose. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific degree programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.


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