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Why Study Online Instruction at Madonna University?

  • Gain essential knowledge of instruction in online environments
  • Certificate can be completed in one calendar year
  • Learn from faculty members who are experts in the field
  • Can transition directly into the MAT in Online Teaching and eLearning, if desired

The graduate certificate in Online Instruction provides a theoretical and practical basis for developing online instruction in a variety of settings, including higher education and corporate training. Structured with the adult learner in mind, the certificate allows students to explore online pedagogy and instructional design principles to develop courses and training dedicated to the online environment. Students will also develop an understanding of the ethical and legal standards of online teaching and eLearning.

This program is geared toward professionals in a variety of fields who may already have an advanced degree but, would like additional knowledge in the field of instructional design. Community college faculty who are being asked to move their courses online can benefit from having additional knowledge of online pedagogy and content creation. Anyone who does workplace training will need the knowledge and skills to create just-in-time training for their employees. Volunteers who do outreach to the “digital generation” will need new skills in order to create informal learning opportunities.