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.
Prepare for designing online courses, teaching in blended or online classes or training in elearning settings.
2014-2015 $415 per semester hour graduate credit
Each course is 3 semester hours graduate credit.
There is no registration fee and no program application.
E-textbooks are provided.
Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
Register online to reserve your spot now. This program is very popular and courses fill well before the start date.
All courses are offered three 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 five business days before the course begins.
Completion of a bachelor's degree
Yes, many students enroll in a single course and do not take the other courses.
Each course is 8 weeks.
Begin January 2015 and complete the certificate in 10 months.
EDUC 760 Elearning for Educators January 5 - February 27, 2015
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning March 2 - April 24, 2015
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning May 4 - June 26, 2015
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation June 29 - August 21, 2015
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum September 14 – November 7, 2015 (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.
Complete all five courses and receive a certificate in elearning and online teaching.
It's possible to skip a term or two between courses if that works better than taking the courses back to back. Each course is offered three times per year.
Begin May 2015 and complete the certificate in 10 months.
EDUC 760 960 E-learning for Educators May 4 - June 26, 2015
EDUC 762 961 Assessment in E-learning June 29 - August 21, 2015
EDUC 763 900 Instructional Design for E-Learning August 24 - October 16, 2015
EDUC 761 900 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation October 19 - December 11, 2015
EDUC 764 930 E-Learning Practicum January 20 - March 27, 2016
NOTE: Twelve of the course graduate credits may be applied as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program.
You may include your certificate courses on your resume and LinkedIn profile as an indication of your commitment to upgrading skill sets, acquiring new skills and extending your knowledge.
Share your certificate projects in an online portfolio showcasing your expertise and competencies.
"... for students balancing the jobs they must have with the advanced education they desire – a situation faced by most students today – completing a certificate can be the most direct path to career success."
~ The Certificate Solution
The courses are designed for both experienced trainers and educators and those interested in entering the field of online teaching and interested in using web-based components to enhance face-to-face or blended instruction including:
Check out our E-learning Graduate Certificate Magazine - Finding E-Learning Jobs.
Yes, students from 23 different countries have enrolled in this program.
Yes, upon completion of all five online courses, you will receive an official certificate from the university, in addition to the 15 graduate credits on your University of Wisconsin-Stout transcript.
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.
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.
Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor
Phone: (530) 318-1145
Email: Elearning Certificate
"This is a 'MUST HAVE' course for any teacher or trainer that is interested in learning how to teach online. The instructors have a strong virtual presence and made the courses 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 to timely and supportive feedback. For me, these courses set a new standard in online learning!"
~ Jen Hegna, Information Systems Manager
"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
"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
"... 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
"I just got hired over the phone to teach math and social studies online for a company that provides Moodle classes for education companies with contracts in China, Nigeria, and South America. I’m very excited about the chance to teach online and grateful for the training I received in this program."
~ Barb Jacobson
St. Paul, Minnesota
University of Wisconsin - Stout is proud to be the first university in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.