Online Teaching and Learning

Volume 1: 2022.2023

Effective 1 June 2022 through 31 May 2023

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.


See the Admission section of this catalog for general admission requirements. Students interested in applying must submit their application online at Transcripts should be sent from your institution electronically to If this service is not available, send transcripts to:

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

Additional Requirements

Requirements for admission to the online teaching and learning certificate program include:

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

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