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Explore our Post-Master’s Online Teaching in Psychology Certificate at Walden

This specialized learning certificate program combines the theory behind online learning, including principles of instructional design, with practical teaching strategies and best practices for teaching a diverse student body in an online environment.

Graduates will be prepared to teach online at the university level or work with an online learning organization.


Completion Requirements

  • 20 quarter credits, plus additional prescribed courses

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.


Course Code Title Credits
PSYC 8760

Educational Psychology

In this course, students examine the variables related to teaching and learning. Topics include teaching methods, educational achievement, learning environments, curriculum development, and characteristics of teachers and learners. Educational assessment, environmental issues, and educational research techniques are also explored.


  • PSYC 8004

(5 cr.)
PSYC 8762

Teaching of Psychology

Students in this course examine theories, techniques, and issues related to teaching psychology at the college/university level, both online and in person. They focus primarily on teaching skills, developing rapport with students, managing the course, and managing the classroom. Classroom communication and ethical issues relevant to both faculty and students are also covered.


  • RSCH 8110

(5 cr.)
PSYC 8763

Principles of Instructional Design

Students in this course are presented with an overview and critical analysis of various instructional methods and techniques, including their historical, psychological, and social foundations. Students analyze specific instructional applications in various settings and through multiple theories of learning, such as behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and social-situational. They apply prior knowledge of learning, development, and cognition to understand these applications. Students also consider and discuss the major challenges affecting curriculum design as well as potential future trends. Demonstrating understanding of course concepts, students critically analyze and present current issues in instructional design through collaborative projects.


  • PSYC 8762

(5 cr.)
PSYC 8764

Instructional Design for Online Course Development

In this course, students explore instructional design and delivery of online courses, issues related to assessment, evaluation in a distance-learning environment, and appropriate and systematic use of technology in online learning venues. Addressing course objectives and discussion questions, students explore and assess issues related to learning styles and instructional strategies in the online environment as well as alternatives to the online lecture. Students gain hands-on experience developing components for online instruction using course concepts and best practices in the field.


  • PSYC 8762

(5 cr.)

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost amount
Tuition 20 quarter credit hours $585 per quarter hour $11,700
Technology Fee Per quarter $160 $320


*The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $515.

Admission Requirements

Since our certificate programs are offered at different levels, admission requirements vary. Call 855-646-5286 to find out the admission requirements for your certificate program of interest.

Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on the program you choose. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific degree programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.

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