E-Learning – Graduate Certificate

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The E-Learning Certificate is a fully Web-based, graduate-level, non-degree program in the area of distance education with an emphasis on e-learning. The 12-hour certificate program targets e-learning practitioners seeking a graduate certificate and those who show interest in teaching and learning online initiatives in higher education or in e-learning industries.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • 12 graduate core credit hours + 3 major elective credit hours
  • $589.43 per credit hour

Please note that the 12-credit-hour program is not the same as any state teaching license. The certificate is offered through UTRGV.

The goal of the E-Learning Certificate Program is intended for student candidates to be able to serve as effective online educators by advancing knowledge and skills in electronic learning, both conceptual and practical. With the advanced studies in the graduate program, these candidates are also able to meet changing job requirements in response to current trends in e-learning.


The E-Learning Certificate program is a 12-hour graduate program, consisting of 3 required courses and one elective.

EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design
EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia
EDTC 6358 – Theory and Practice of E-Learning

Elective: 3 Hours (The elective course will require prior approval of the faculty coordinator of this certificate program.)

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.


Fall Spring
Application Deadline April 15 October 1

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $8,841.45* Total program cost
  • $589.43 Per credit hour
  • $1,254.29 Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV should be available prior to the fee payment deadline.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-882-6552 or 956-665-3661 or email gradcollege@utrgv.edu.

Admissions Criteria

To apply for the E-Learning Certificate, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher from an accredited institution. Unless mentioned otherwise in the UTRGV Graduate Catalog, student applicants are expected to follow UTRGV non-degree admission policies. 

  • Online Application
    Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee online.
  • Official Transcript
    Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities.

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Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Rene Corbeil
Phone: (956) 882-7540
E-Mail: rene.corbeil@utrgv.edu