Become an Effective Online Instructor


Prepare for designing online courses and teaching instructor-led blended or fully online classes and training.


Who Should Enroll


The courses are designed for experienced trainers and educators interested in

  • entering the field of online teaching/training
  • or
  • adding blended web-based instruction into their face-to-face classes.

Our students include:

  • Educators seeking training for a post-retirement second career
  • Applicants for tenure-track jobs at universities
  • Graduate students seeking training in online teaching to enhance a Masters or Doctoral degree resume
  • Trainers in corporations, nonprofit organizations, business, government, and military
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
  • Nurse educators for RN, BSN and MSN programs
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education leaders
  • Continuing education facilitators

Tuition


How much will it cost?

2016-2017 - $435 per semester hour graduate credit
Each course is 3 semester hours graduate credit

Tuition Due Dates

Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.

  • No registration fee and no program application
  • E-textbooks are provided at no additional cost
  • Includes full access to lynda.com self-paced video tutorials to help develop course management and other technology skills
  • Brainfuse eTutoring, an on-demand support system, is available in a number of subjects including writing, computers, and technology.

Registration


When can I start and how do I register online?

Register Online

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).

Do I need to apply for admission to the university's graduate program?

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.

When is the registration deadline?

Registration is available until each session is filled or five business days before the course begins.


Courses


What is the prerequisite?

Completion of a bachelor's degree

How long is a course?

8 weeks

 

Courses with Openings


 

May I enroll in one course, such as E-learning for Educators, without taking the other courses?

Yes, you may enroll in any of these courses for professional development. You can also transfer the credits to the Graduate Certificate Program or to the Master of Science in Education degree program. .



Ten Month Fast Track Option


Complete all five courses and receive an official university paper Graduate Certificate in E-learning and Online Teaching to scan and include with your curriculum/vitae and on your LinkedIn profile.

NOTE: Twelve of the course graduate credits may be applied as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program

It's possible to skip a term or two between courses if that works better than taking the courses back to back.

Program Plan if You Begin August 2016 and finish July 2017

Frequently Asked Questions about the Practicum

Program Plan if You Begin January 3, 2017 and finish November 2017

 Program Plans

 

Find Online Teaching Jobs


How will a graduate certificate help me?

Include your graduate certificate courses on your resume and LinkedIn profile as an indication of your commitment to acquiring new skills and extending your knowledge.

Document your subject matter expertise in e-learning to enhance your existing masters or terminal degree.

Use your online portfolio to showcase your expertise and competencies to potential employers.

"... 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

What type of online teaching job opportunities are available?

Check out our E-learning Graduate Certificate Magazine - Finding E-Learning Jobs.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is there an application fee?

No

Is the course open to international students?

Yes, students from 23 different countries have enrolled in this program.

Will I receive a certificate document to include with my resume?

Upon successful completion of the five courses with tuition paid current to date, each student is mailed a signed certificate with the University of Wisconsin-Stout official seal titled "Graduate Certificate in E-learning and Online Teaching".

Our students include a scanned copy of their certificate with their resume to document their commitment to acquiring new skills and extending teaching/training knowledge.

Also, our graduates create an online portfolio showcasing their expertise and competencies.

Are online courses open to veterans and military service members?

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.

Is financial aid available?

Scholarship Application for Online Students

UW-Stout Office of Financial Aid
You may qualify for financial assistance if you are enrolled in a masters degree program for at least five (5) graduate credits in a semester.

Stout University Foundation sponsors scholarships for graduate students.

Will the courses include designing self-paced learning materials?

Consider our Instructional Design Certificate program if you 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
  • redesign of existing curriculum for just-in-time delivery and electronic performance support systems (EPSS)

Benefits


  • Eight-week intensive online courses
  • Expert facilitation by experienced online instructors
  • Small, highly interactive classes (limit to 15 students)
  • Professional-quality projects for an e-portfolio to aid in job searches
  • Career mentoring and job placement assistance
  • Highly competitive tuition
  • Credits apply as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program
  • Accreditation

For More Information...

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Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor
E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: (530) 318-1145

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Our Students Say...

"This is a 'MUST HAVE' series of courses 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 courses due to the timely and supportive feedback. For me, these courses set a new standard in online learning!"
~ Jen Hegna, Information Systems Manager
Byron, Minnesota



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