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Online and Blended Learning Graduate Certificate Program Overview

The Online and Blended Learning graduate certificate provides the skills people need to teach effectively online, whether they are teaching an entire course online or integrating web-based activities into a traditionally taught class. Students examine recommendations from research, design their own instructional modules and develop effective strategies for delivering instruction online.

For educators interested in the growing field of online and blended instruction, the Educational Technology program offers a certificate in Online and Blended Learning and Teaching. It is not endorsed by the state of Ohio, nor does it confer any official state licensure. It is a federally approved certificate program sponsored by the university.

The certificate is awarded for taking the three required courses, (9 credit hours altogether). The courses can be taken in any order (no prerequisites) and can be combined with the general master’s degree in Educational Technology.

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Online and Blended Learning Graduate Certificate Program Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement of personal and professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

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Online and Blended Learning Graduate Certificate Program Courses

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Online and Blended Learning Graduate Certificate Program Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$571.90 $1,715.70 $5,100 part-time1

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$581.90 $1,745.70 $5,200 part-time2

1The $571.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident graduate students taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester.

2The $581.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs, please contact Kent State’s Financial, Billing & Enrollment Center at 330-672-6000 or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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