Instructional Technology for Distance Education Graduate Certificate

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Are you interested in teaching distance education courses in your area of specialization?  Are you currently looking for a job as a university or community college professor?  This graduate certificate will prepare you to design and implement student-centered learning environments in an online format. You will gain a theoretical and practical foundation of skills to create online courses.

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Certificate Overview | Admissions | Initial Registration Requirement | Faculty | Cost & Financial Support

Certificate Overview

Required Courses – 12 Hrs
  • Instructional Design
  • Graphic Design for Instruction
  • Applied Instructional Design
  • Theory & Practice of Distance Education
Elective Courses – 3 hrs

Select from:

  • Educational Psychology & Educational Implications
  • Learning Theory & Educational Practice
  • Research in Instructional Technology
  • Directed Studies
  • Practicum
  • Teaching Apprenticeship
  • Special Topics in Instructional Technology
Educational Media courses 
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Current Auburn Graduate Students

  • Notify the certificate coordinator of your intent to pursue the graduate certificate prior to completion of degree program.
  • Request admission to the certificate program.

Non-Auburn Graduate Students

  • Apply to the Graduate School as a non-degree seeking graduate student.
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Initial Registration Requirement

Auburn University requires on-campus students to provide proof of vaccinations.  Students must only do this before their first term of course registration.  This process is now managed through an online service, Med+Pass.

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Cost & Financial Support


Financial Support

  • Auburn’s Financial Aid Office helps students find support.
  • Auburn’s Graduate School provides fellowships and financial aid information.
    • Note: Federal financial aid can not be used to fund a graduate certificate if it is the only program in which you are enrolled.
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