Graduate Certificate in Online Course Design

Design a high quality educational experience.

As educational institutions and businesses expand their online course offerings and training opportunities, there is a growing demand for professionals who have the necessary skills to design and develop effective online materials.

The graduate certificate program in online course design at Quinnipiac University will give you the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of best practices for designing online courses; practical experience in creating an online course; and a hands-on introduction to cutting-edge digital design tools for use in course development. You will graduate from the program with a set of strategies and skills that you will be able to apply immediately. The entire program may be completed online in under one year, and is designed to provide the flexibility that you need to advance your skills without interrupting your career.

Fall Application Deadline: August 19
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Curriculum Overview

The graduate certificate in online course design delivers the knowledge and experience to develop effective educational courses. Program coursework provides a comprehensive overview of the planning, design and development that goes into creating an effective online course. Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared to leverage instructional design best practices, learning management systems (LMS) and other popular digital learning tools to enhance learning outcomes.

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Today's educators have access to an increasingly connected global community and an abundance of digital resources. In addition to connecting our candidates to those resources, Quinnipiac University's School of Education has a collaborative community of its own, both online and off. That community includes our outstanding faculty members – experienced educators, top practitioners and scholars–who guide and support students through our programs every step of the way.

This environment prepares candidates for fulfilling careers in education and human development by cultivating:

  • An ability to engage in sound practice that is informed by educational theory
  • A commitment to equity and social justice
  • A deeply reflective and mindful approach to their work

By fostering personal as well as intellectual transformation, we aim to prepare innovators committed to positive social change, who will have a meaningful impact on the lives and futures of learners.

Rankings & Accreditations

US News and World Report Top Online Education Program
AN NCATE Accredited Institution

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