Certificate in Online Teaching (COT) Program

Program Overview

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Prepare to Take Your Classroom Online

In an everchanging learning landscape it’s essential to keep your teaching skills robust, current, and flexible. Empowering you to create blended instruction in traditional classroom or online environments, completing this certificate will help you feel more confident and competent when applying multi-modal learning strategies to your unique learners — all culminating in the creation of an online teaching portfolio.

These modules are intended to help all K12 teachers learn to transition to online teaching, adapting to online or multi-modal (online and traditional) classrooms. In addition, teacher’s aides and others who may need to design online courses will benefit from the content. This professional development certificate does not lead toward teaching certification, licensure, or credentialing.

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Program Details

This ten-module online professional development certificate is designed to provide you with practical skills to create engaging multi-modal courses. You will build your skills in multi-modal teaching to enhance the classroom experience with multimedia, videos, and asynchronous assessment. Upon completion, you will have a deep understanding of the online learner’s perspective and therefore be capable of building a strong online classroom.

Participants can earn one continuing education unit for each module in the certificate, earning up to ten (10) possible total continuing education units. Those looking to earn a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) can use these modules to waive two academic courses in the program through prior learning assesment.

Module 1: Leveraging Virtual Communication Platforms
Module 2: The Digital Learning Environment
Module 3: Introduction to Editing Still Images for use in Learning Objects
Module 4: Introduction to Editing Sound and Video for use in Learning Objects
Module 5: Criteria for Evaluating Educational Technology
Module 6: Adapting Traditional Classroom Management Strategies to Multimodal Spaces
Module 7: SEL Online: Leveraging Multimodal Space
Module 8: Designing Online Learning Environments
Module 9: Assessing Learning in a Multimodal Environment
Module 10: Create a Learning Object Web Page

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students who are already enrolled in the MAE program are not able to have program requirements waived through prior learning assessment. The opportunity to have program requirements waived is only available for new students.

No, tuition reduction scholarships cannot be used for this program.

$150 per module if you enroll in single modules; students who enroll in all 10 modules will receive a discounted price of $125 per module for a total program cost of $1,250.

No, you can participate in just the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching.

These modules may be used as prior learning if you decide to enroll in the Master of Arts in Education. Students who complete the entire professional development Certificate in Online Teaching can speak with their advisor about waiving program requirements through prior learning assessment.

Yes, each module is worth 1.0 CEU. Students who complete the entire all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching will earn 10.0 CEUs.

There are no specific eligibility requirements to enroll, this is open to individuals who would like to learn how to transition from a traditional classroom to an online classroom including both credentialed and non-credentialed teachers. Additionally, those who work in schools and may support building online classrooms are also welcome to participate.

Those looking to have course credit waived through prior learning assessment must meet the qualifications for admission into the MAE program. This professional development certificate program does not lead toward teaching certification, licensure, or credentialing.

Each module is 10 hours of content, all ten modules combined are 100 hours of content. The modules are self-paced, there is no specific start or end time for the modules. Students can complete an entire module in a day or across a month if they prefer. Learners will have up to six months to complete each module.

The modules are self-paced, there is no specific start or end time for the modules. Students can complete an entire module in a day or across a month if they prefer.

The modules are self-paced, there is no specific start or end time ; no specific start term, truly open enrollment. Students can complete a module in a day or across a month if they would like. Students will have the ability to interact with other learners, but will not be tied to a cohort as the move through the modules, allowing students to move at their own pace.

The professional development Certificate in Online Teaching is relevant for all credentialed and non-credentialed teachers, regardless of years of teaching experience. These modules will help K12 teachers learn to transition to online teaching, adapting to online or multi-modal (online and traditional) classrooms. In addition, teacher’s aides and others who may need to design online courses will benefit from the module. These modules does not lead toward teaching certification, licensure, or credentialing.

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