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Education, Online/Blended Instruction Graduate Certificate

The online/blended instruction certificate is for teachers, faculty members, and other corporate training professionals looking for the skills and knowledge to successfully design, develop, teach, and assess online or hybrid/blended learning environments.

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Program Overview

The graduate certificate is designed for

  • Professionals who seek knowledge and expertise teaching in online or blended settings;
  • Faculty in higher education who seek knowledge and expertise teaching in online or hybrid settings; and
  • Corporate trainers or instructors interested in developing and implementing web-based, online instruction.

Interested students should contact their advisor or the graduate educational technology program director.

Requirements

  • Students must apply for admission and be accepted into the College of Education and Community Innovation graduate program in educational technology, another GVSU graduate degree program, or already hold a Master's or terminal degree to acquire the proposed graduate certificate.
  • Students must meet the guidelines for certificates as indicated in the Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures Manual.

Location & Format

All classes are offered fully online.

Format:

Coursework

The graduate certificate in online/blended instruction consists of the following four course sequence (12 credits, 3 credits each):

  • EDT 635 - Instructional Systems Design
  • EDT 629 - Online Instructional Design/Development
  • EDT 684 - Field Experience
  • EDT 626 - Assessment/Evaluation with Educational Technology

Application Deadline

Deadline for fall semester is July 15; winter deadline is November 15; spring/summer deadline is March 15. Early application is strongly encouraged, those received after the deadline will be considered for the next cycle. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to GVSU.

Admission Requirements

Those interested in this certificate, must:

  • Students must apply for admission and be accepted into the College of Education graduate program in educational technology, another GVSU graduate degree program, or already hold a Master’s or terminal degree to acquire the proposed graduate certificate. Admissions Information.
  • Students must meet the guidelines for certificates as indicated in the Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures Manual.

For More Information

College of Education and Community Innovation

gvsu.edu/education
401 Fulton Street West, Building C
[email protected]
(616) 331-6650

Graduate Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/gradapply

Program Director

Andrew Topper, Ph.D.
(616) 331-7273

 

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