Open Educational Resources for Instruction (OER)

The OER professional certificate prepares participants to harness the power of high-quality, free educational resources to support student learning. This professional development certificate is offered completely online and is comprised of three four-week courses and one eight-week course.   

Required Courses

Each participant must complete the following courses to be eligible for the OER professional certificate.

Must successfully complete all of the following core courses:

  • Foundations of Open Education Resources
  • Using Open Education Resources to Support Instruction
  • Creating and Sharing OERs for Online Learning

Must successfully complete one of the following Elective courses:

  • Universal Design Principles for Online Learning
  • Instructional Design for Online Course Development