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Certificate in E-Learning Leadership

Drexel University School of Education

The graduate certificate in e-learning leadership is designed to meet the needs of today's working professionals across many fields. As the demand for academic programs and courses to be delivered via e-learning continues to grow, the corresponding need for leadership in this important area increases. Similarly, corporations continue to seek leaders to oversee training and development initiatives via e-learning. This certificate provides, in a concentrated format, the most contemporary knowledge and skills needed in this important area for students who do not wish to pursue a master's degree but who would value a credential that demonstrates their learning.

Admission requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Credits from the certificate in e-learning leadership can be applied toward an MS in Learning Technologies.

Upon completion of the program, students will have formed an in-depth understanding of online and distance learning theories and will be able to answer the following questions:

  • Which emerging technologies hold greatest promise for enriching learning experiences throughout the educational enterprise?
  • What pedagogical strategies should designers embody in instructional materials, including those based on multimedia and those reflected in gaming environments?
  • How should educators deploy, manage, and evaluate information and communication technologies in classrooms for optimal educational effects?
  • What principles of design and practice should educators incorporate into distributed educational courses and programs?


The Certificate in E-Learning Leadership is comprised of six courses for a total of 18 credits. Course descriptions can be found in the Drexel University Course catalog.