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e-learning certificate


The Educational Technology program is committed to offering an E-Learning Certificate, 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/learning online initiatives in higher education or at e-learning indu​stries.

The goal of the E-Learning Certificate program is to prepare student candidates 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.

Please note that the 12-credit-hour program is not the same as a state teaching license. The certificate is offered through The University of Texas at Brownsville.


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

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


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 UTB Graduate Catalog, student applicants are expected to follow UTB non-degree admission policies. Please consult the UTB Graduate Catalog for UTB non-degree admission polices.

Please contact Ms. Mari Stevens, Graduate Studies Specialist, at (956) 882-6587 or email her at for the process of application.

To apply online, please click on the Online Graduate Application. Candidates only interested in the E-Learning Certificate do not need to take the GRE.

Please contact the following faculty advisor for any inquiries regarding the E-Learning Certificate Program and filing a Program of Study (POS) for the Certificate:

C. Sam Pan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Technology
Department of Teaching, Learning and Innovation
College of Education, UTB
80 Fort Brown, EDBC 1.306
Brownsville, Tx. 78520
Phone: 956-882-7805

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