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Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education Online

Master the in-demand technology skills you need to break into the specialized field of e-learning with the online Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education from St. Thomas University. Delivered 100% online, this post-baccalaureate certificate program sets you apart as a rising leader in education technology.


Program Overview

Get to Know Our 100% Online Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education Program

$5,400 Total Tuition*

as few as 8 months Program Duration

12 Credit Hours

Meet the high demand for online learning and instruction specialists with the progressive education technology skills you will learn in the Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education online program from St Thomas University. This post-baccalaureate certificate online program is ideal for K-12 support staff/teachers, higher education professionals, and corporate trainers who aspire to enrich their practice with advanced technical learning opportunities.

In the online Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education program, you will strengthen your pedagogy techniques, discover emerging trends in instructional technology, learn step-by-step instructions on how to integrate education technology into your curriculum, and develop your technical skills in multimedia design. As part of the coursework, you will also expand on your educational assessment and evaluation methods.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education online program, you will be eligible to apply your earned credit hours toward the online STU Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology online degree.

Program Focus

In the Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education online program, you will learn to:

  • Further your knowledge and scope of digital instruction and best practices in the field
  • Enhance your ability to teach in online/digital environments, regardless of modality (blended, flipped, synchronous)
  • Gain expanded knowledge and skills in online programming
  • Incorporate innovative digital techniques to assess your faculty

Digital Instruction Career Opportunities

  • Teacher/Instructional Technologist
  • Higher Education Instructor
  • Administrator of Online Programming
  • Instructional Designer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Learning and Development Professional
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Tuition

Affordable Tuition at STU for Your Online Certificate

The Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education online degree program at St. Thomas University is priced with the working student in mind, offering pay-by-the course tuition. We are committed to offering a quality private school education at public university prices. The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing the Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education online. E-tuition is the same for both in-state and out-of-state online students. The program consists of 4 courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Technology Fee Per Course Total Program Tuition (including fees)
Tuition $425 $75 $5,400*

*Tuition costs are subject to change at any time.

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Calendar

Our Application Deadlines and Course Schedules

At St. Thomas University, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. Here you can find deadlines for your application, documents, and tuition payment for the Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education online program.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
Fall 1 2021 08/21/21 08/09/21 08/12/21 08/13/21 08/16/21
Fall 2 2021 10/16/21 10/04/21 10/07/21 10/08/21 10/11/21
Spring 1 2022 01/08/22 12/17/21 12/21/21 12/28/21 01/03/22
Spring 2 2022 03/12/22 02/28/22 03/03/22 03/04/22 03/07/22
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Admissions

Qualifications for Our Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education Program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online post-baccalaureate certificate. Familiarize yourself with the requirements for the Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education online program, along with information on required documentation.

  • Completed application for admission
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution—no specific area of study required
  • Official transcripts of all prior graduate and undergraduate academic work; applicants are required to submit transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended

All documents should be sent to:

St. Thomas University, Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Transcripts delivered via digital transcript services EScrip and Parchment should be emailed to [email protected].

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Courses

Read About Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education Online Classes

To complete the Certificate in Digital Instruction & Distance Education online program, students must complete 12 credit hours of core courses. EDT 640 should be taken after EDT 630

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with an in-depth overview of the field of instructional technology. Topics include the history, critical issues, emerging trends, key concepts of the field, and basic technology operations and concepts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to develop students' technical skills in multimedia design and development for instructional purposes. Topics include visual design principles, desktop publishing, digital graphics, and digital audio and video.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to develop students’ technical skills with advanced interactive multimedia technologies. Topics include Web authoring tools, educational gaming and simulation technologies, educational 3-D technologies, and other emerging instructional technologies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to develop awareness and understanding of the major cultures represented by the different language minorities within the state. It provides insights that will enable participants to plan and implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment activities that will meet the special needs of limited English proficient (LEP) students who are speakers of other languages.

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