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eLearning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate

eLearning and Online Teaching

The worldwide market for eLearning reached $107 Billion in 2015 and Research and Markets forecasts show triple the revenue of 2015 – e-learning will grow to $325 Billion by 2025. The Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts an 11 percent growth, which is faster than average, through 2026 for instructional designers and coordinators.

Students can begin this 12-hour certificate during the Spring, Summer, or Fall semester depending on course availability. If planned appropriately, this certificate can be completed within 10 months or less by taking six credit hours a semester. The certificate can be completed to supplement any other graduate degree program; however, courses completed for this certificate can be applied toward a masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology (if completed within seven years of the first course).

Items you may want to consider about this certificate:

  • the program has entry points each semester (fall, spring, summer)
  • it takes 10 months or less to complete the certificate
  • credits may be applied toward graduate degree programs in various departments of The Teachers College and other study areas offered by Emporia State

To learn how to apply to Emporia State University, follow this link.

For further information, contact the Teacher's College at 620-341-5367.


All students admitted to the IDT degree or certificate program are required to provide their own personal computing devices to complete assignments. The device needs to be capable of completing required class assignments.


Program of Study

Core Courses - 9 Credit Hours

IT 800 Instructional Design 3 credit hours
IT 820 Designing and Developing Web-Based Instruction 3 credit hours
IT 830 Contemporary Issues in Distance Education 3 credit hours

Electives - 3 Credit Hours

Select from recommended classes below, or select from appropriate electives from other various graduate programs (must be approved).

IT 710 Web Design 3 credit hours
IT 743 Canvas Learning Management System 3 credit hours
IT 712 Moodle Learning Management System 3 credit hours

Total Required Hours - 12 hours

Please note:

Transfer credit will not be accepted toward this certificate.

Grades lower than a C can not be used and must maintain a B average or higher.

All coursework must be completed within 7 years.

Students must complete the Certificate Completion Notification form the semester prior to completing their coursework for the certificate. The form can be found here.



Contact Us

Mailing Address

Department of Instructional Design & Technology
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4037
Emporia, KS 66801

Physical Address

Department of Instructional Design & Technology/TESOL
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, 3rd Floor
Main Office, Rm 328