Online educator

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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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.

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in online educator


University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technology

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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

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Career prospects

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
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators
Employment growth
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators
Median salary

Program structure

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 includes

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


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technology