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 and teaching instructor-led blended or fully online classes and training.
The courses are designed for experienced trainers and educators interested in
Our students include:
Summer 2016 - $415 per semester hour graduate credit
Fall 2016 - $435 per semester hour graduate credit
Each course is 3 semester hours graduate credit
Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
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 for professional development and do not take the other courses.
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.
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
Check out our E-learning Graduate Certificate Magazine - Finding E-Learning Jobs.
Yes, students from 23 different countries have enrolled in this program.
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.
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.
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.
Consider our Instructional Design Certificate program if you who seek training in the skills necessary to develop
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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
"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
University of Wisconsin - Stout is proud to be the first university in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.