Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

Whether you are a post-secondary or private sector instructor or trainer, or are a K-12 teacher, the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning gives you a solid foundation in the expertise you need to effectively use technology in your online or face-to-face classroom.

This program provides a chance to connect with other teachers/educators as a cohort of learners and make changes to your practise through relevant assignments, all while guided by experts with decades of experience. You'll learn online teaching and learning theory while practising it directly using online teaching tools in an open platform that is adaptive and responsive.

Admission requirements

Please include the Program Admission Form with your application.

At least one of the following are required for admission to this program:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree in another discipline, along with teaching qualifications or experience
  • Permission of the academic director or designate

Residency requirements

Minimum of six TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Certificate requirements

15 credits total, with a GPA of 3.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:

  • EDDL 5101, Educational Technology in the Curriculum (3)
  • EDDL 5111, Introduction to Distributed Learning (3)
  • EDDL 5131, Multimedia in the Curriculum (3)
  • EDDL 5141, Online Teaching and Learning (3)
  • EDDL 5151, Managing Your Technology Classroom (3)

Recommended program sequence

It is recommended that students take courses in the following sequence. Alternate schedules are also possible, with consultation with the program advisor.

Program structure
EDDL 5101 EDDL 5131 EDDL 5151
EDDL 5111 EDDL 5141  
Student responsibility

You must maintain a GPA of 3.00 to remain in the program. One grade of F can result in dismissal from the program. Students with B- or lower in two or more courses must withdraw, regardless of their GPA, unless the program coordinator recommends otherwise.

Consult with your program advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a letter of permission. Otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.