e-Learning Design Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Person-in-ChargeSusan Land
Program CodeELEARN
Campus(es)World Campus

Through this 12-credit certificate program, students will develop an understanding of design issues and technologies needed to deliver online teaching and learning experiences for adults. Students completing this certificate will be prepared to work in corporate, agency, and military training departments; entrepreneurial consulting companies; adult-serving non-profits, community college learning resource centers; and colleges and universities.

Effective Semester: Summer 2021
Expiration Semester: Spring 2026

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
LDT 415ASystematic Instructional Development3
LDT 467Emerging Web Technologies and Learning3
ADTED 531Course Design and Development in Distance Education3
LDT 832Designing e-learning Within Course Management Systems3
Total Credits12


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

Breadth and Depth of Disciplinary Knowledge – Students who complete the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in e-Learning Design will demonstrate their ability to design and develop instructional content that is aligned with the needs and constraints of the target learner audience, the sponsoring organization, the topics to be covered, and the available technology to enhance learning.


Campus University Park
Program Contact

Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Susan Land
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Heather Toomey Zimmerman
Program Contact

Darlene G Glab
301 Keller Building
University Park PA 16802
(814) 863-9768

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