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Certificate in Online Teaching

Certificate in Online Teaching

  

The professional development Certificate in Online Teaching is a ten-module online certificate that can provide prior learning credit for the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) and is designed to provide you with practical skills to create engaging online courses.  You will build your skills in multi-modal teaching to enhance the classroom experience with multimedia, videos, and asynchronous assessment. Upon completion, you’ll have a deep understanding of the online learner’s perspective and therefore be capable of building a strong online classroom.

Teachers can earn one continuing education units for each course in the program, earning up to ten total continuing education units.  Students who complete the entire professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and are interested in earning a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) can speak with their advisor about waiving program requirements through prior learning.

Modules Include:

  • 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

You may register for one module or all ten modules within the certificate. Please create an account, sign-in and add each course you would like to register to your cart before checking out.  If you enroll in all modules, discount will be applied at check-out.

Individual Module Cost: $150

Enroll in Complete Professional Development Certificate for $1,250 ($250 savings!)

 

  • Certificate in Online Teaching
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $1,250.00
    Delivery Method: Online

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

    Teachers can earn one continuing education units for each module in the program, earning up to ten total continuing education units. Students who complete the entire professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and are interested in earning a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) can speak with their advisor about waiving program requirements through prior learning.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Apply internet search skills to find answers to technical questions
    • Use the basic terminology of online learning
    • Use traditional online communication and tools effectively
    • Demonstrate sound & image manipulation for the purpose of crafting learning objects
    • Demonstrate crafting targeted online assessments, engaging discussions & relevant assignments
    • Apply best e-practices for crafting rubrics, assessment, and course design
    • Analyze traditional practices for adaptation into multimodal learning spaces
    • Interpret online learning from the perspective of the student learner
    • Evaluate affordances & constraints of new educational technology for best fit
    • Create a website or course, using a template, to show

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!

 

  • Module 1: Leveraging Virtual Communication Platforms
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the first module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, Leveraging Virtual Communication Platforms, you will dispel the myths of best practices, gold standards, and silver bullet solutions to multimodal teaching, learning how to confidently choose the best mode of delivering thoughtful, conscientious teaching practices in multimodal classrooms.

    Learn how to:

    • Develop conscientious online teaching practices
    • Leverage technology for problem solving
    • Use technology, email, and social media to enhance the classroom
    • Develop and manage online etiquette

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 2: The Digital Learning Environment
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the second module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, The Digital Learning Environment, you will explore the digital learning environment gaining an understanding of operating systems, computer skills, online collaboration, and cloud storage.

    In addition to building your computer skills, you will earn how to:

    • Leverage cloud storage and collaboration spaces
    • Build and use website learning objects
    • Understand web design including Wix and Wordpress

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 3: Introduction to Editing Still Images for use in Learning Objects
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the third module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, Introduction to Editing Still Images for use in Learning Objects, you will learn how to edit still images for use in learning objects to enhance the online learning environment.  You will gain knowledge on universal principles for design and be introduced to a variety of approaches to editing images.

    Learn how to:

    • Utilize web templates and editors
    • Edit still images
    • Communicate using word processing and simple graphics
    • Leverage fair use products, screenshots, and diversity

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 4: Introduction to Editing Sound and Video for use in Learning Objects
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the fourth module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, Introduction to Editing Sound and Video for use in Learning Objects, you will learn how to edit sound and video for use in learning objects to enhance the online learning environment. Through this module, you can uncover how the use of media in an online classroom can flatten the learning curve and engage learners in the course. Explore the pros and cons of the use of audio and video and take away performance tips to build engaging multimodal courses.

    Learn the role of media in engaging learning and how to:

    • Record and edit audio
    • Record and edit video
    • Publish audio and video

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 5: Criteria for Evaluating Educational Technology
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the fifth module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, Criteria for Evaluating Educational Technology, you will learn how to evaluate educational technology.

    Learn how to:

    • Evaluate technology
    • Identify the challenges to creating and sustaining effective classroom technology
    • Evaluate learning goals and objectives
    • Understand the framework for online engagement

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 6: Adapting Traditional Classroom Management Strategies to Multimodal Spaces
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the sixth module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, Adapting Traditional Classroom Management Strategies to Multimodal Spaces, you will learn how to transform your strategies for traditional classrooms to multimodal teaching. Understand the differences between online and traditional classrooms in the use of seat time, being mindful of standards and approaches to online and offline student learning.

    Learn how to:

    • Transform pedagogy to online format
    • Use gamification, badges, and micro competencies in the multimodal environment
    • Leverage mainstream software to enhance skill transferability
    • Use media and memes to build engagement

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 7: SEL Online: Leveraging Multimodal Space
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the seventh module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, SEL Online: Leveraging Multimodal Space, you will learn how to incorporate social emotional learning into the multimodal environment. Build an understanding of how to help students learn “soft skills” in a multimodal environment, while they learn their “hard skills”. 

    Learn how to:

    • Enhance multimodal student engagement and motivation
    • Understand student interest and motivation to participate online
    • Use design to enhance accessibility
    • Differentiate online instruction to enhance equity

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 8: Designing Online Learning Environments
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the eight module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, Designing Online Learning Environments, you will learn how to design online learning environments that drive engagement, interest, student centered learning and online activity. Uncover ways to leverage hybrid spaces, use multimedia, and structure courses to meet objectives.

    Learn how to:

    • Customize online learning tools to meet instructional needs
    • Achieve balance between student autonomy and teacher participation
    • Facilitate live synchronous sessions
    • Build project based assignments

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 9: Assessing Learning in a Multimodal Environment
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the nineth module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, Assessing Learning in a Multimodal Environment, you will learn how to assess learning in multi-modal environments. Understand the theories and approaches to assessment in multimodal environments, exploring the various assessment approaches to build learning knowledge and skills.

    Learn how to:

    • Observe application of skills through performance assessment
    • Use authentic assessment in online courses
    • Use simulation activities to assess learning
    • Show progress over time with portfolio assessment

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!


 

  • Module 10: Create a Learning Object Web Page
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $150.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    In the final module of the Certificate in Online Teaching, Create a Learning Object Web Page, you will use the skills gained in the prior ten modules to create a learning web page to support your multimodal classroom. Explore how to transform your visual communication/presentation skills to be clear, concise, and compelling in the multimodal environment, learning to cross the digital divide. 

    Learn the criteria for effective online communications and how to:

    • Cross the digital divide
    • Build your online learning object to showcase your new multimodal teaching skills
    • Assess outcomes in your learning object.

    Complete all ten modules in the professional development Certificate in Online Teaching and learn how you can waive academic credit for TWO courses in the Master of Arts in Education through prior learning!