Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching – Online


The online Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching consists of a total of 18 graduate course credits. All of these courses are available online. By completing this program, you will earn a transcript-visible graduate certificate from Oregon State University. The program is designed to be completed within two years.

Visit the OSU Graduate School GCCUT curriculum page to view the student handbook, FAQ and a list of online and on-campus courses for the current academic year. For curriculum details, visit the OSU academic catalog

Required courses (12 credits)

  • GRAD 560 – Theories and Practice in College and University Teaching (3)
  • GRAD 561 – Course Design and Methods for College and University Teaching (3)
  • GRAD 607 – Capstone Seminar in College and University Teaching (3)
  • GRAD 610 – Internship in College and University Teaching (3)

Elective courses (6 credits)

Specific selection of courses will be determined by you and your advisor, subject to approval by GCCUT program director Jessica Beck. See a list of approved Ecampus elective courses.



Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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