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Graduate Certificate in Designing Accessible Online Education

100% Online Program

Do you work with students in online environments? Designing Accessible Online environments is a big need. With this certificate program, Boise State University is helping educators and instructional designers develop expertise in accessible online learning and instructional design. You will be able to apply the knowledge focusing on either children or adults interacting in any online environment.

The Graduate Certificate in Designing Accessible Online Education program is 100% online.

Department Name: Department of Educational Technology

Official Certificate Name: Graduate Certificate in Designing Accessible Online Education

Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate

*Special relationship with Other Programs:

A student may be simultaneously enrolled in any graduate degree program (EdD, EdS, or MET) and the Graduate Certificate in Designing Accessible Online Education program subject to the approval of the chair of the student’s supervisory committee and the graduate program coordinators of the programs.

A student who is not enrolled in any graduate degree program at Boise State University may be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Designing Accessible Online Education program and other graduate certificate programs.

What can I do with this certificate?

The Graduate Certificate in Designing Accessible and Inclusive Online Education is designed for individuals involved in the fields of educational technology or instructional design and technology looking to gain a specialization in creating accessible and inclusive online courses and instructional materials. By the end of the program, students will know and be able to:

  • Describe and apply accessibility standards and laws related to accessible, usable, and inclusive online education;
  • Identify and address challenges and barriers that students with disabilities face learning online;
  • Design and create accessible and inclusive online instructional materials
  • Evaluate the accessibility of instructional materials

Completion of this certificate will enable educators and educational technologists to not only improve the courses and instructional materials they design but also fill positions looking for accessibility specialists.

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