The E-Learning post-master’s certificate integrates curriculum development, instructional design and course delivery using technology and online learning management systems. You will develop a knowledge base of current research for the planning and implementation of teaching and delivery modalities using instructional design methodologies that incorporate educational media.
Basis of Admission
A completed master's-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.
Six Courses (18 credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.
At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.
All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.
Instructional Design and Engaging E-Learning Activities
This Doctoral level course examines the process of instructional design in an online education and training context. Students will critically evaluate the relationship between instructional design and technology and have the opportunity to apply the instructional development process. The course will help students to develop skills in designing the best experiences and learning activities that will engage students in an online learning environment. Students who enroll in this course should be prepared to design activities and learning experiences for an online course.
Ethical and Legal Issues in an Online Course
The purpose of this doctoral level course is to provide students with a solid foundation in cyber law and the varied legal and ethical issues that pertain to the use of technology in organizations. Students will examine and evaluate issues involving plagiarism, public domain, copyright protection, infringement, and protection. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a clear understanding of the law in order to make polices for organizations.
Principles and Practices in E-Learning
This Doctoral level course is designed to introduce to the student the essential elements in the field of electronic, online learning. Students will develop an understanding of the principles, philosophies, practices, approaches, technologies and delivery models that are being used by practitioners in the field of electronic learning. Students will explore the various needs that e-learning practices can meet and the best ways to effectively implement e-learning to meet those needs.
E-Learning Instructional Strategies
This course will introduce doctoral students to the strategies necessary to facilitate learning using information and communication technologies. Students will develop effective online learning facilitation skills such as establishing a safe learning environment for students, accommodating various learning styles, conducting effective online class discussions, monitoring the progress of students, guiding collaborating online learning activities, and administering online assessment and evaluations.
The Online student
This Doctoral level course offers an overview of the key issues of student online learning and provides practical guidance to working with students in the online environment. Course participants will examine the characteristics of online students and the factors that are critical to the success of any online student, such as multicultural issues, evaluation, and the challenges of plagiarism, cheating, and much more.
Facilitating Adult Learning Online
Doctoral students will assess pedagogical learning theories and paradigms in teaching and learning as they impact adult learning and integrate effective adult learning principles into an online learning environment. Emphasis will be placed on theory into practice. Students will acquire skills necessary to create online community of adult students.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Master's Certificate in Education tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your post-master's certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s post-master's certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $857
- Per 3 credit course cost: $2,570
- Program cost: $15,420
- Average book cost per course: $150
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.
- Regionally Accredited
- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
- University Resources
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