Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Online/Blended Instruction

This 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
  • 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 (email:


  • 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.

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Course List

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

  • EDT 635 - Instructional Systems Design (3 credits)
  • EDT 629 - Online Instructional Design/Development (3 credits)
  • EDT 684 - Field Experience (3 credits)
  • EDT 626 - Assessment/Evaluation with Educational Technology (3 credits)

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac).
  • High speed Internet access

Related Program

M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology - Online and Hybrid/Blended Options



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