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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in online teaching and learning is intended for currently admitted graduate students seeking to develop skills necessary for designing, developing, and teaching online courses in various contexts such as higher education, corporate, K-12 education, and military settings. All courses in this graduate certificate are delivered online and are available to residential as well as Distance Education students. Students currently enrolled in many of the graduate programs on our campus are seeking to gain experience designing, developing, and teaching online courses. A certificate in online teaching and learning will offer students a way to group the courses they are already taking so that they can present their skills to future employers in a way that is easily recognized. This certificate will also further prepare students to be able to apply their skills and practical experiences they gain from our courses in the development of online courses. Home department: Theory and Practice in Teacher Education .

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus
Distance Education

Graduate Certificate Type


Stand-Alone (earned terminal degree required)

Admissions Standards/Procedures

Certificate candidates must currently be admitted to a graduate program at the university or hold a terminal degree and be admitted to the certificate by submitting an online application through the Graduate Admissions Office.

Academic Standards

A 3.50 graduate GPA must be earned across all certificate courses.

Credit Hours Required

15 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.