Distance Education Graduate Certificate

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In response to increasing student demand, a large number of postsecondary institutions and agencies in public health, government and private business are developing distance learning programs.  However, distance education requires a unique set of skills for course program development, management, support, and delivery. To prepare current and future faculty and administrators, the University of Kentucky offers a graduate certificate in distance education through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within the Instructional Systems Design (EISD) program and Distance Learning Programs.

  • To see the computer configuration requirements visit the UK Analytics and Technology (UKAT) page. Some courses may request that you purchase other equipment such as headphones or a camera (if not already included with your laptop).

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  • "The course that I took was instrumental in helping me design my first online Introduction to Special education course as a doctoral student. In addition, the information I was taught also helped me identify ways to teach my first synchronous two-way audio video course as a new professor." 
    -Adjunct Faculty who is currently working in the private sector

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  • Q: How long does it take to get the Graduate Certificate? 

    A: You can complete the courses needed for the Certificate within a year if you wish. Some students choose to take the required 12 credits over a two year period. 

    Q: What does having a Distance Education Graduate Certificate mean? 

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  • Please see these links for additional resources and information.

    Distance Learning Programs

    The Graduate School

    Academic Calendar



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