Educational Leadership instructor smiling while holding paper and a pen

E-Learning Certificate

The graduate certificate in E-Learning at UTRGV is a fully web-based, 12-hour, accelerated graduate program designed to target individuals interested in working as e-learning professionals in K-12, higher education, corporate, healthcare, or other e-learning-related industries. Graduates of this program will be able to design, develop, implement, and evaluate high-quality instructional solutions for e-learning environments.


Admission Requirements & Courses

Program Details

Next Start Date
Summer II Module
Application Deadline
Estimated Program Length
Credit Hours
Course Length
Cost Per Credit

About the Program

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.

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.

Contact Us


This course uses an instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing effective Instruction. Theoretical and practical issues in instructional systems design are examined. Other instructional design models are introduced.
This course concentrates on the development and utilization of hypermedia and multimedia in education. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop an interactive instruction by utilizing audiovisual technologies and computer-based/Web-based technologies in a meaningful, educational context.
This is the capstone course for the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program. Students are expected to apply previously learned skills and knowledge to plan and manage an e-learning project in a real-life context.
Chosen with approval of advisor

All of the courses from this graduate certificate program are fully transferable into the Master of Education in Educational Technology.
View Complete List of Courses and Descriptions

Calendar - Summer II Module

Course Start Date

Application Deadline

Payment Deadline

Registration Deadline

Course End Date

Tuition & Financial Aid

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

Total Program Cost

Per Credit Hour

Per 3-Credit-Course

*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.


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. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

Additional Fees

No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $50


Please review all the admission requirements for the E-Learning Certificate degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities


3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)


UTRGV's E-Learning certificate online program

This fully web-based, 12-hour, accelerated graduate certificate targets individuals interested in working as e-learning professionals in K-12, higher education, corporate, healthcare, or e-learning-related industries.

UTRGV Graduate E-Learning Certificate

The E-Learning industry is booming and cuts across all other industry.

Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.