Program Information

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning (XOP) is a 14-credit hour non-degree program of graduate level coursework offered by the USF Sarasota-Manatee School of Education for those interested in learning more about virtual instruction. The four (4) courses will provide a strong foundation in curriculum design and instruction so that participants are prepared to design, facilitate, deliver and assess on-line learning.

Admission requirements:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) GPA,
  2. Official (original and sealed) transcripts from all institutions of higher education (degrees earned from USF do not require transcripts),
  3. Resume
  4. Letter of Interest (250 words) indicating your objectives in pursuing this course of study.

Total Credit Hours Required: 14

Program requirements: 

This non-degree certificate program is a 14 graduate level credit course of study and should be completed within a three (3) year period of time.

Upon successful completion of the required courses, the student will fill out a Completion of Program form and will be issued a certificate indicating program completion.

Required Core (14 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
EDF 6284 Problems in Instructional Design for Computers 3 Computer literacy
EDF 6944 Field Experience 4 DPR
EME 6076 Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning 4 DPR
EME 6613 Development of Technology-Based Instruction 3 PR: EDF 6284; DPR

Up to twelve (12) hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with college approval.  Non-degree-seeking students and transfer students may apply one course to a graduate certificate with college approval.