Become a leader in online education.

Learn how to enhance student learning online in the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Lesley University. Our program focuses on the tools, features, and pedagogical practices of teaching online. You’ll explore topics such as emerging technologies, universal design for learning (UDL), facilitating and communicating online, and developing an online course. And you’ll study in a convenient, fully online environment with experienced faculty and engaged peers.

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  • Maintain your current work and personal schedule by studying online.
  • Benefit from one-on-one academic advising.


For detailed information about programmatic outcomes, please click here.

Program of Study

Graduate Academic Catalog

Course Type Credits
ECOMP 6201 Online Teaching: Introduction to Design and Practice
ECOMP 6202 Online Teaching: Assessment and Evaluation
ECOMP 6203 Online Teaching: Building Communities and Facilitating Student Discussions
ECOMP 6204 Online Teaching: Course Design, Development, and Strategies
ECOMP 7017 Online Teaching: Issues and Implementation

Faculty Spotlight

S. Carmin Karasic

Adjunct Professor, National Faculty

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Susan Patterson

Associate Professor

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Tuition is $610 per credit hour.

*For a detailed cost breakdown please click here.

Admission Requirements

You’ll need:
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • A résumé
  • If you are pursuing a graduate certificate for professional licensure or endorsement in Massachusetts, you will need to submit your bachelor’s and master’s transcripts with a copy of your initial license. Please speak with an admissions counselor to verify which license is required for the professional license/endorsement you are seeking.

We’ll help you get started by gathering your transcripts for you — and we’ll even pay any fees to get copies for you.

Licensure Details

Completion of the Online Teaching Online Graduate Certificate program will not provide an endorsement or teaching license through Lesley University. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the licensure requirements for the state in which you seek to be licensed.

If you currently hold a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a Massachusetts initial teaching license in instructional technology, you may be able to identify 12 credits within this program in the content or subject matter knowledge of your license to apply for a professional teaching license. It is your responsibility to review the content or subject matter knowledge of your license(s). For additional information, please visit our Certification Office’s website.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher and pursuing Massachusetts initial licensure, please contact our Office of Graduate Admissions at

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