Distance Education Leadership

The Online Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Aspire to more advanced administrative positions within the burgeoning distance education field.

Lead the future of distance education

Effective August 1, 2015, the University has suspended admissions to the Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership program. 
Find out more about the Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership - Distance Education emphasis and the Distance Education Leadership Certificates (see below).


To earn a certificate, students must complete all of the required courses through UW-Platteville. All courses must be taken under the direction of University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty. Transferred courses and course substitutions are not allowed. Some courses may require participation at scheduled times.

To obtain a certificate, students must

  • Achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each course for the certificate program
  • Complete the certificate program with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Request a certificate from the Distance Learning Center within one year upon completion of the final course in the certificate


Together, the courses in this certificate address fundamental instructional methods for online teaching and learning, applications of instructional and educational technology, and quality practices for online course design and management.

The required courses are:


The blend of courses in this certificate prepares educators with insights into effective leadership practices for the administration of teaching and learning at a distance.
The required courses are:


The combination of courses in this certificate addresses the administration of online programs through an exploration of operations administration in virtual environments, planning for and administration of distance education programs, and critical issues in virtual education.

The required courses are:

*Courses are subject to final approval by the Graduate Council in 2015.

Learn from our distance education leadership faculty
The faculty at UW-Platteville are distance education leaders who bring their professional experience to the classroom. The backgrounds of the Distance Education Leadership instructors span across academic areas and industries that include educational leadership, e-learning administration, instructional design, systems analysis, consulting, as well as training and development.

Flexibility, credibility sets UW-Platteville Online apart

  • 100% online courses with mixed modality delivery*
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

For more information on enrolling in a certificate program, contact an admission specialist (distanceed@uwplatt.edu or 800.362.5460) or click here

*Some courses may require participation at scheduled times.

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