The Online Teaching and Advanced Online Teaching Certificates draw on the latest information and research regarding methods, tools, and best practices for teaching in an online or digital environment.

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The OLC Online Teaching Certificate Program

Leverage your background and proficiencies as an educator, administrator, or institutional leader to become a more effective online/digital teaching & learning professional.

The OLC Online Teaching Certificate Program is offered as a sequence of one foundation course and three electives leading from the conceptual to the implementation of online learning effectiveness best practices. At the end of this program, you will be prepared to design and develop a complete online or blended course based on current research and best practices.

Learn more and register for the Online Teaching Certificate Program.

The OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program

The OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program is a 12-week workshop designed to help educators fine-tune existing online courses and degree programs in order to have a positive impact on student learning. 

The program is intended for those online faculty who wish to improve their online courses through the inclusion of active learning strategies, multimedia, and social media components, and stronger assessment practices.

Learn more and register for the Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program.



"I undertook the OLC Teaching Certification during which I palpably grew. I felt it helped me design not only my online course but also to improve my face-to-face courses. I learned to clearly see the link between Learning Objectives - Learning Activities and Assessments. I followed this up a year later with the Advanced Teaching Certification since I had now developed and run my first online course. I was ready to improve it. I learned about increasing student engagement and interactivity in this course and learned to improve the accessibility of my course. I think it is a much better course now and I am proud of it. Thank you OLC instructors!"

Sujata Krishna, Ph.D., Lecturer in Physics, University of Houston-Downtown (Certificate Programs)