Design and deliver effective online learning experiences

Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technology
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 12
  • Estimated program cost: $5,436.36*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the certificate you deserve

The online educator graduate certificate from MU’s SISLT can help you fulfill the demand for online learning in the workplace. Learn to design, deliver and evaluate effective online teaching experiences. Build up learners with relevant skills while driving successful results in an online environment. Initiate growth that makes a difference – even offline.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators

Potential careers

Prepare for jobs in an exciting and constantly growing field. Online education is utilized in schools, universities, health care industries, museums and other learning settings. Potential careers might include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Instructional designer
  • Training specialist
  • Online instructor

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.

SISLT’s nationally-recognized certificate program is one of four programs in the U.S. to receive an endorsement from the Association for Educational Communication and Technologies (AECT). Following a rigorous application and evaluation process, this degree program is equipped to prepare graduates for careers in all eLearning environments.

The program’s courses are led by co-authors of Meaningful Online Learning.

Course work covers

  • Digital media
  • Learning management systems
  • Online course design and instruction

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. SISLT is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.