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  Oct 02, 2023
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer Addendum 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer Addendum [Archived Catalog]

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

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Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning focuses on preparing educators, trainers, and other professionals to work effectively in online and remote settings. Students will experience transformative learning experiences in which they gain the expertise to:

  • Implement best practices of online teaching and learning.
  • Align their courses to learning outcomes.
  • Incorporate Universal Design principles into their curriculum.
  • Evaluate innovative technologies to integrate into their courses.
  • Consider issues of accessibility and equity in underserved populations.

Students may complete the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning and apply the courses towards the MA Psychology  degree, or the non-degree seeking student may take nine credits in order to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the field.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

Professional Practice

  • PLO 1 - Assessment: Apply various tools and methods to assess and evaluate online student achievement.
  • PLO 2 - Educational Technology: Integrate innovative technologies into online learning environments.


  • PLO 3 - Universal Design: Incorporate Universal Design for Learning and accessibility features to facilitate effective online learning experiences.

Professional Behavior

  • PLO 4 - Pedagogy: Apply best practices in online pedagogy to facilitate active learning experiences.

Admission Requirements

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Application to The Chicago School’s Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program is open to any person who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who meets other entrance requirements.

Applicants will be judged on their overall ability to do graduate work. Factors that are considered in admission include: 

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Generally, an undergraduate GPA of a 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for admission.

Students must submit official transcripts from all schools where a degree was earned. It is recommended that transcripts are submitted from all schools where credit was received to enhance their applications.

Applicant Notification

The Chicago School reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once review begins, complete applications will be considered by the Admission Committee and applicants will be notified regarding the admission decision. The Chicago School does not share information or provide any feedback regarding admission decisions.

If a student is offered admission, in order to secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $250 will be required by the deposit deadline indicated in the offer of admission. The non-refundable deposit will be applied in full toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment.


The following policies are located under Academic Policies and Procedures : Academic Calendar, Admissions Requirements, Attendance, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Service Learning, and Transfer Credit/Course Waiver. Click the link above for detailed information.

The Curriculum

Program total:  9 credit hours.

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