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School of Education and Human Development University of Colorado Denver

School of Education and Human Development

Online Teaching Certificate

Online Teaching Certificate

Online Teaching Certificate 

The demand for online teachers is growing and expanding in K-12 settings, and the practice is increasingly common at higher-education institutions. The Online Teaching Certificate program is designed for K-12, college and university educators interested in creating and teaching online and blended courses, or using web-based/web 2.0 components to enhance face-to-face instruction. Online teaching includes hybrid courses that offer a combination of in-person and online instruction, as well as fully online experiences and distance learning.

Certificate Structure

Each course stands alone; you may want to take one class or all three. The certificate consists of three courses, totaling 9 credit hours, and may be earned in one year. It is recommended to take INTE 5200 first, but it is not required.

Certificate Format



All courses are three graduate credit hours. Tuition is $359.50/credit, plus student fees of $10/credit, plus $100 online course fee, for a total of $1,208.50/course.​​

Related Degree Programs

MA Information and Learning Technologies

Courses Term Offered
INTE 5200: Designing and Organizing an Online Course
This online course helps educators transition to teaching online. Create online learning experiences, activities, assessments, and resources. Explore blended learning environments, synchronous and asynchronous instruction, the use of emerging technologies and trends along with accessibility concerns, and effective evaluation of online course design.
INTE 5250: Facilitating and Fostering Online Learning
This online course provides a foundation for effective online teaching strategies in course management, communication, motivation, social presence and facilitation. Explores several online teaching strategies and approaches for creating engaging learning experiences for students in asynchronous and synchronous learning communities.
INTE 5680: Integrating Media in eLearning Environments
This online course helps students develop and integrate media resources into eLearning environments, applying principles of media selection and multimedia learning. Students survey and sample a variety of tools for production of audio, video, and multimedia content and examine ways to enhance eLearning courses through multimedia presentation and engagement resources.

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