Teaching Adult Learners Online

Online Graduate NanoCert® in Teaching Adult Learners Online

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72%Have Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt2

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Courses Start Monthly

About This Program

This stackable NanoCert is intended for professionals who want to teach postsecondary and other adult learners in a variety of settings such as corporations, government organizations, healthcare agencies, community colleges, and other education contexts.

Courses prepare current trainers and educators to integrate digital tools and technology in their teaching. Topics include pedagogy, andragogy, characteristics of adult learners, integrating technology into instruction, fair use, copyright, legal and ethical issues associated with online learning, and designing instructional activities.

The courses in this NanoCert are designed to bring you closer to completion of the following degree and certificate: the Master of Education (MEd), Online Learning concentration, and the Graduate Certificate in K-12 Online Learning

What You Will Do

  • Apply various tools to facilitate effective online/hybrid learning
  • Evaluate ethical and legal issues related to online learning
  • Create instructional activities that support the diverse needs of online and other types of learners

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
Cost Per Credit
$425 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
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Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4355

This course examines the similarities and differences of the learning needs and abilities of adult and younger learners. The course emphasizes differentiated instruction and course development as applicable to adult and K-12 learners in traditional, virtual, and hybrid contexts. Topics include a historical perspective, diversity, andragogy versus pedagogy in the online classroom, trends and issues with technology education and online education, LMS elements, and basics of grant writing/technology grant writing.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/27/23 - 05/03/24 05/06/24 - 06/30/24 Spring 2024 Session I 8 Week session
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/24 - 08/30/24 09/02/24 - 10/27/24 Summer 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 4356

This course will focus on the issue of ownership of certain types of intellectual property on the internet, which has become a critical issue with different technological platforms, digital tools, and apps becoming so prevalent in our schools and culture. In this course, online, face-to-face, and hybrid educators will learn about the different types of potential copyright infringement, fair use, and privacy aspects for students, exploring the implication for course development and instruction.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/25/23 - 05/31/24 06/03/24 - 07/28/24 Spring 2024 Session D 8 Week session
02/26/24 - 08/02/24 08/05/24 - 09/29/24 Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4359

In this course, participants will explore and evaluate the different types of online learning platforms, as well as study the different components of asynchronous and synchronous instructional delivery from the perspective of an educator. Educators will evaluate basic course design principles, activities that foster student engagement, authentic assessment, and integration of media enhancements.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/24 - 08/30/24 09/02/24 - 10/27/24 Summer 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start May 6
Register by May 3

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU master's degree/graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA®).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application for this program. View steps to apply.

CHEA® is a registered trademark of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $85 per course 

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2Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2021

Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

*Cost Per Credit Hour

AMU's Preferred Military Rate is $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate and master's-level courses. This rate is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.
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