Program Description

The Learning Technologies Certificate with a Concentration in E-Learning provides specialized knowledge in instructional design and e-Learning practices that utilize current and emerging technologies to meet education and training goals in government, industry, and non-profit organizational settings. Individuals seeking to enhance their e-Learning skill set grounded in instructional design best practices are encouraged to apply.

Gain specialized knowledge in learning or instructional design and e-learning practices using current technologies and theories. Complete the certificate within a year and apply all 15 credits to the online MS in Learning Design and Technology degree, and you will need only 17 additional credits to earn your master’s.

Application Deadline

The online E-Learning Graduate Certificate program accepts applications on a rolling basis and is currently accepting applications. Applicants for the online program should apply here. Fall application fees have been waived.

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Program Summary

100 Percent Online

Program: E-Learning

Degree: Graduate Certificate

College/School: College of Education and Human Development

Credits: 15 total

Who should apply?

The online E-Learning Graduate Certificate is for professionals who want to learn the best ways to create learning solutions that help others build their skill sets and levels of expertise.

Though you don’t need to hold a specific undergraduate degree to succeed in the program, applicants tend to have degrees in the behavioral, informational, or social sciences, business administration, or education.

Why George Mason?

  • E-Learning Graduate Certificate can be applied to the online MS in Learning Design and Technology
  • Part-time online format provides flexibility and accessibility for working professionals anywhere
  • Our School of Education is ranked No. 59 out of 392 schools of education by S. News & World Report
  • Competitive tuition makes our top-rated education available to more students

Program requirements for the online Learning Technologies Certificate at Mason are subject to change.

Requirements: 15 credits total

Courses for Mason’s online Learning Technologies Certificate are offered in a convenient, part-time asynchronous format. Students who graduate from the e-Learning Graduate Certificate Program may apply all 15 credits to the online MS in Learning Design and Technology degree, leaving only 17 additional credits to complete the master’s.

Required Courses

  • EDIT 611 Innovations in e-Learning | 3 credit hours
  • EDIT 705 Instructional Design | 3 credit hours
  • EDIT 706 Business of Learning Design and Technologies | 3 credit hours

Elective Options

  • EDIT 526 Web Accessibility and Design | 1-3 credit hours
  • EDIT 572 Digital Audio/Video Design and Applications | 1-3 credit hours
  • EDIT 573 Project Management | 1-3 credit hours
  • EDIT 575 e-Learning Design Applications | 1-3 credit hours

Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)

Tuition is priced at $805 per credit hour. An additional charge of $35 per credit hour applies for a Distance Learning fee.

Financial Aid

For information on grants, scholarships, and loans, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers, and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department.

Career Descriptions

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the training and development specialists position is projected to grow 9% from 2018-2028 — faster than the average of all occupations.

According to the BLS, the largest employers of training development specialists are in the following sectors:

  • Instructional Designer/Developer or Instructional Technologist
  • Instructional Systems Designer
  • e-Learning Developer
  • Learning Strategy Consultant or Learning and Performance Strategist
  • Curriculum Designer
  • UX (User Experience) Designer
  • Social Learning or Mobile Learning Designer
  • Educational or Curriculum Software Consultant
  • Training Specialist or Corporate Trainer
  • Learning Architect or Learning Technology Specialist
  • Learning Performance or Learning Strategy Consultant
  • Leadership positions such as Director/Associate Director, Manager/Senior Analyst, Project Manager, and Program Manager

All Mason students have access to career guidance and resources through University Career Services.

If you are unable to find the answers to your questions, submit a Request Information form or contact our admissions representative via the contact information below.

Phone: 703-348-5006
Email: online2@gmu.edu

In order to apply, applicants must have earned a U.S.-equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Materials

  • Graduate application
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application fee (waived for Fall 2020)

Click here to apply today.

Admissions FAQs

Can I take courses without applying?
Only students who are admitted to the online Learning Technologies Certificate with a Concentration in E-Learning may take classes in the program.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The online Learning Technologies Certificate with a Concentration in E-Learning is 15 credit hours and can be completed in as little as 1 year.

When are classes held?
Classes for online students are offered in an asynchronous format, meaning they can be viewed interactively at your convenience. However, all courses are instructor facilitated and students still must meet all study deliverable requirements and deadlines.

What accreditation does Mason hold?
George Mason University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.