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Online Education Administration

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Learn to develop effective strategies to address the challenges of managing and administrating online programs with a digital certificate in Online Education Administration from the UW–Madison.


Is this program right for you?

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Online Education Administration Certificate is designed for faculty moving into administration or distance education management, and current directors or chairs who have administrative oversight of online courses and degree programs.

Our noncredit, four-week program teaches you how to create a campus culture of acceptance toward online and distance learning. Online coursework also covers how managers and administrators of online education programs can develop strategies for campuses experiencing distance learning administration and management challenges.

Upon completion of the Online Education Administration Certificates, you will be awarded a digital badge, digital certificate, and completion packet.

Is this program right for you?

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Online Education Administration Certificate is designed for faculty moving into administration or distance education management, and current directors or chairs who have administrative oversight of online courses and degree programs.

Our noncredit, four-week program teaches you how to create a campus culture of acceptance toward online and distance learning. Online coursework also covers how managers and administrators of online education programs can develop strategies for campuses experiencing distance learning administration and management challenges.

Upon completion of the Online Education Administration Certificates, you will be awarded a digital badge, digital certificate, and completion packet.

Registration information

What you will learn

  • Learn strategic distance learning initiatives.
  • Develop effective policies and procedures.
  • Describe the importance of having strong student support services for online learners.
  • Create individual strategies for addressing distance learning administration and management challenges.

How you'll learn

  • Complete online coursework.
  • 20 instructional hours.
  • Three to five hours per week completing coursework and assignments.

Sample curriculum

  • Creating a Culture of Acceptance
  • Ensuring Quality of Online Programs
  • Developing Strategic Online Programs
  • Developing High-Quality Learner Support Services
  • Developing Policies and Procedures
  • Addressing Challenges
  • Managing and Leading Change

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