The e-Teaching and Learning Certificate is designed to meet the growing need for quality online instructors in PK-16, community colleges, and corporations. The e-learning graduate certificate focuses on learning and applying effective student-centered online pedagogical strategies and research-based best practices. Course content includes the history and evolution of distance learning, the use of interactive media tools, the development of online curriculum that adheres to the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching, and the accurate evaluation of student learning outcomes using multiple assessment strategies. Upon completion of this certificate, candidates will be prepared to teach effectively in the online learning environment.
The four course e-Teaching Certificate sequence is designed to help candidates cultivate the skills, knowledge and dispositions required for successful online course development, delivery and assessment. Given the exponential growth in online education, a Certificate in the area of e-Teaching and Learning will improve candidate teaching performance, increase student learning and enhance employment opportunities.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Analyze professional standards, trends, and issues in the online environment
- Demonstrate the use of active teaching and assessment strategies for the online environment.
- Apply evidence based best practices research in the online teaching environment.