General Program Information
Alison L. Barton, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
312 Warf-Pickel Hall
Dawn Rowe, Ph.D., Interim Department Chair
423 Warf-Pickel Hall
PO Box 70547
Phone: (423) 439-7171
The graduate certificate in Design for Virtual Learning provides advanced coursework directed at evidenced-based practices for developing and implementing effective instructional content. Coursework in this certificate is not directed solely toward teachers but is applicable to education, health care, and corporate sectors.
In addition to the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies:
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75* on a 4.0 scale. *3.0 GPA for international applicants as per school of graduate studies requirement.
- Submission of a 2-page essay outlining goals beyond achieving the certificate in Instructional Design.
The Graduate Certificate in Design for Virual Learning will be awarded only to students who have been officially admitted to the program and successfully completed the 12-credits of the required coursework.
The time limit for use of credit towards the certificate is six years from the date of enrollment in the earliest course applied toward the certificate. In order to receive the certificate, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on the required coursework.