Online Teaching/Instructional Design | Butler Community College

Online Teaching/Instructional Design

Teacher Teaching Online Classes

Who Benefits

This online certificate is tailored for individuals with a strong passion for a career in online teaching and instructional design. Through a comprehensive curriculum encompassing instructional design principles, e-learning technologies, multimedia development, and accessibility, students will acquire the essential skills and knowledge to craft engaging, learner-focused courses and materials. Delivered by industry experts, our certificate guarantees that students are well-prepared for the job market upon completion. Come join us, whether you're a faculty member teaching online, an educator looking to develop online classes, or an education student interested in exploring online course development, in shaping the future of education and unlocking your creative potential as an Instructional Designer!


The Online Teaching/Instructional Design certificate consists of 12 credit hours, with the option to include a 3-credit hour internship. Designed with flexibility in mind, both the courses and the internship are available online. This certificate program can be finished in just two semesters: the first two courses are offered as 8-week sessions during the fall, followed by the next two 8-week courses in the spring. The online internship component will take place during the summer semester. 

Learning Online

This certificate consists of four online classes, allowing you the flexibility to log in and complete the work at your convenience. The coursework includes required readings, assignments, and participation in class discussion boards. It is essential to keep in mind that your instructor is easily reachable through text, call, or email. You will become adept at navigating Canvas, Butler's online classroom platform, in no time. Don't hesitate to ask any questions that arise – assistance is always available to support you.


Contact Information

Dr. Haylee Dass
Department Chair
Office: BOE 804A

Fall Semester: 6 Credit Hours

Spring Semester: 6 Credit Hours


Total Credit Hours: 12 w/o internship, 15 w/internship