About PACE

OSU Professional and Continuing Education delivers online courses and certificate programs to students from both near and far. PACE focuses on empowering individual learners and organizations with flexible, innovative professional development experiences in a wide variety of subjects ranging from leadership and human resources to web development and much more. University faculty and industry experts collaborate to offer courses designed to continue your education and professional development.



E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate

Designed for individuals desiring professional development or continuing education in eLearning design, development, and instruction. These may include K-12 teachers and administrators, college and university instructors and administrators, instructional designers, business trainers, human resource managers and business leaders.


Informal Learning in Museums Professional Certificate

Designed for 

  • Staff and volunteers at museums, zoos, aquariums, science centers, cultural and natural history museums, nature centers and nonprofits focusing on public education
  • Community college and adult educators
  • Those conducting science-based outreach at universities


Master Interpretive Guide Professional Certificate

A certificate for those who work or are seeking jobs in natural resource agencies, parks, museums, aquariums, informal science or environmental organizations.


For more information, contact PACE coordinator Lynne L. Hindman.