Online Graduate Certificate in Online Design, Communication and Engagement

New technologies have catalyzed an evolution in tools for learning. As schools, governments and corporations look to emerging technologies to enhance learning environments and improve outcomes, these efforts must be guided by empirically grounded learning sciences and design.

Our online Graduate Certificate in Online Design, Communication and Engagement will expand your knowledge of learning technologies, helping you build the creativity, knowledge and skills necessary to pioneer the future of equitable, effective learning.

If you are looking to elevate your career as an instructional designer, this program will help you discover how learning happens across diverse settings and how to bolster and enhance it.

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Program information

All 18 hours of certificate credit transfers to the master's degree. If you are a prospective MA applicant, you should formally apply to the degree program prior to reaching nine hours.

  • This program blends synchronous (set meeting times in an online classroom) and asynchronous (with coursework completed on your schedule) courses
  • Completion time: one year
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(Not every course listed may be delivered to App State Online students, but you will be offered all courses required for the degree.)

Eligibility and application requirements


Applicants must:

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts (or evaluated transcripts for degrees and coursework earned outside of the United States) should be uploaded showing any completed degrees and coursework.
    Note: Official transcripts will be required prior to enrolling.
  • Resume

Note: Test scores are not required for this program.

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