New Mexico State University

Online Teaching and Learning

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This 15-unit Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) is designed for graduates who work in business, government, education, or other settings who want to develop their knowledge and skills in online teaching and learning. Our goals are to help learners develop expertise and skill in designing formal online learning experiences that meet professional objectives and quality online standards. The five three-credit courses are grounded in research and focus on theoretical and practical information for designing course components, fostering online learning communities, developing technology skills, facilitating online synchronous events, implementing effective assessment and evaluation strategies, integrating emerging technologies, and developing online teaching skills.

OTL provides provides an intense immersion in a dynamic online environment and culminates in an online teaching practicum. The Quality Matters (QM) Standards ( are integrated throughout the program. OTL is 100% online and can be completed in one or two years. All five OTL core courses are QM Recognized Courses.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Susan Bussmann
Director OTL
College of Education

Degrees Available