The Online Learning and Professional Development Graduate Certificate at Appalachian

Appalachian State University’s Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Professional Development will expand your knowledge of learning technologies, helping you stay current on workforce trends to maintain a competitive edge.

If you are looking to advance your career in web-based learning environments, this program will help you gain invaluable skills necessary for building online learning and training environments in education, business or a variety of other industries. Customize your learning to include other areas of interest in educational media and become part of a learning community.

Distance Education at Appalachian: Connecting professionals with the tools to make them more productive and successful.

Department of Leadership and Education Studies

Certificate details

Program format

All 18 hours of certificate credit transfers to the master's degree. If you are a prospective MA applicant, you should formally apply to the degree program prior to reaching nine hours.

Eligibility and application requirements


Applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
  • Resume

Note: Test scores are not required for this program.


Semester Start Application Deadline


Nov. 1

Summer I

April 1


July 1

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