Online Teaching and Learning

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Graduate Courses for Spring 2020

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

Graduate Certificate
20 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education and is only available online.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The online teaching and learning certificate is a 20 credit hour program designed to provide students with the tools and knowledge to work in the field of online teaching and learning. The certificate may be earned as part of the masters degree program or as a stand-alone graduate certificate.


Required Courses (17 credit hours)

  • EDTC 5460 Curriculum Design Technology Apps (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5465 Instructional Design (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5840 Designing an Online Curriculum (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5820 Designing an Online Course-Part I (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5825 Designing an Online Course-Part II (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5830 Videoconferencing: Collaboration and Learning (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5633 Adult Learning and Technology (2 hours)

Electives (3 credit hours - choose one)

  • EDTC 5334 Constructivism and Technology (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5338 Evaluating Emerging Technologies (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5340 Modeling Data to Enhance Instruction (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5637 Systemic Change Theory & Technology (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5900 Technology, Ethics, and Society (3 hours)

NOTE: Courses cannot be applied to more than one certificate. Students who are pursuing multiple certificates will need to substitute courses as follows:

  • If EDTC 5460 was used for a different certificate, then another course selected and approved by the advisor will be substituted.
  • If EDTC 5465 was used for a different certificate, then the required course is EDTC 5745 Instructional Technology Planning and Management.


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section found in the front of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from the baccalaureate granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Essay.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the coordinator of Educational Technology.