University of Wisconsin Stout | Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
Online Professional Development
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
Looking for a new job? Enhance your credentials with the latest strategies in online course design, assessment and development tools,and course management.
Summer 2013 - $415 per semester hour graduate credit
Fall 2013 - $438 per semester hour graduate credit
Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
NOTE: Tuition for students enrolled in University of Wisconsin-Stout's online Master of Science in Education degree will be billed at the degree program credit hour rate. You may select individual courses or the entire sequence.
Payment options: e-check, check, money order, employer purchase order, or credit card.
Some courses require textbooks not included in the tuition fee.
Each course is 8 weeks. Many students enroll in a single course and do not take the other courses. If you take all five courses, you may complete the certificate in 10 months.
Register online to reserve your spot now. There is no registration fee. This program is very popular and courses fill well before the start date. No payment is due until early February.
All courses are offered three or more times each year (spring, summer and fall).
No, you do not need to apply for graduate admission to the university unless you are beginning a Master's degree program at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Registration is available until each session is filled or two weeks before the course begins.
Prerequisite: Completion of a bachelor's degree
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning 3 graduate credits
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning 3 graduate credits NOTE: This is the fourth in the series of five required courses.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum 3 graduate credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 and Consent of Instructor.
During the practicum you will finalize your professional e-portfolio as a career building demonstration of your online teaching skills and abilities, and you will teach with a cooperating online instructor gaining valuable real world online teaching experience. (A customized internship is available for those already teaching online.)
The practicum also includes career mentoring and job placement assistance.
Complete all five courses and receive a certificate in elearning and online teaching.
The certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching is designed for both experienced trainers and educators and those interested in entering the field of online teaching including:
Our program director, Dennis O'Connor, updates his E-learning Graduate Certificate Blog - Finding E-Learning Jobs, and we encourage you to check that information.
Yes, many students enroll in a single course, and do not take the other courses.
Yes, you can work online from anywhere in the world. We encourage veterans and military service members working at the graduate level to join our program. UW-Stout was selected as a Military Friendly School, and this honor places us in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.
Sample Plan of Study (15 graduate credit hours)
Plan A: Begin in June and complete the certificate in 10 months.
EDUC 760 June 2013
EDUC 762 July 2013
EDUC 763 September 2013
EDUC 761 October 2013
EDUC 764 January 2014
Plan B: Begin in September and complete the certificate in 10 months.
EDUC 760 September 2013
EDUC 762 October 2013
EDUC 763 January 2014
EDUC 761 February 2014
EDUC 764 June 2014
Plan C: It's possible to skip a term or two between courses instead of enrolling in courses back to back each term.
Upon completion of all five online courses, you will receive a certificate from the university, in addition to the 15 graduate credits on your University of Wisconsin-Stout transcript.
You may qualify for aid if you are enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Master of Science in Education degree program and enrolled in a minimum of five (5) credits.
For those who seek training in the skills necessary to develop self-paced e-learning products, print materials, computer-based training, orientations and compliance tutorials, project management or redesign of existing curriculum for just-in-time delivery and electronic performance support systems (EPSS) consider our Instructional Design Certificate program.
"I am so impressed with the forward thinking of UW-Stout, their School of Education, and this E-Learning and On-Line Education Certificate Program. As both a student and as a practicum intern, I had the privilege to see the inner workings of the program and to hear the comments and impressions of a broad cross section of students. This program is education at its best!""
"As an experienced classroom teacher I found that taking online professional development courses was the most effective way to meet my needs. I became such an advocate that my goal was to become an online facilitator delivering professional development to working teachers."
~ Patricia Hutton, Online Facilitator
South Plainfield, New Jersey
"This is a 'MUST HAVE' course for any teacher or trainer that is interested in learning how to teach online. Dennis has a strong virtual presence and has made the course very interactive and relevant to my personal learning, as well as providing high quality, research based content and facilitating thought provoking discussions among the participants. I was always 'in the know' of how I was doing throughout the course due his timely and supportive feedback. For me, this course has set a new standard in online learning!"
~ Jen Hegna, Information Systems Manager
"I really enjoyed the practicum, and in fact, all of the courses in the online teaching program. One of the things that really struck me is the sense of camaraderie that develops in these classes between people who have never met before, face to face. I think this is very contrary to what most people think. They expect that an online class will be totally devoid of human interaction, and I'm thoroughly convinced that there is more... it's just not face to face. If I had it to do all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat."
~ Loren Rochester, Special Projects Manager/Training & Development Madison, Wisconsin
"... Experiencing an online course from the vantage point of a learner offered me invaluable insight in course content, design, and establishing a community of learners. To foster successful online teaching, classroom management and teacher communication skills are paramount. "
~ Dianne Scott, English Department Chair
North Dakota Center for Distance Education