10 Courses Required

Certificate Description

In an ever-changing 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.

Individual Module Cost: $150

Enrollment in the complete Professional Development Certificate: $1,250 ($250 savings!)

Key Benefits

  • Create an online teaching portfolio.
  • 100% online self-paced certificate program.
  • No prior experience required.
  • Stackable for academic credit towards a degree.
  • No textbooks and other materials required for purchase.

Learning Modules Include

  • Course 1: Leveraging Virtual Communication Platforms
    • Unit 1: Developing Conscientious Online Teaching Practices
    • Unit 2: Leveraging Technology for Problem Solving
    • Unit 3: Using Technology, Email, and Social-Media to Enhance the Classroom
    • Unit 4: Online Etiquette
  • Course 2: The Digital Learning Environment
    • Unit 1: Building Computer Skills
    • Unit 2: Leveraging Cloud Storage and Collaboration Spaces
    • Unit 3: Learning Objects
    • Unit 4: Understanding Web Design
  • Course 3: Introduction to Editing Sound and Video for use in Learning Object
    • Unit 1: Understanding Web Design
    • Unit 2: Introduction to Editing Images
    • Unit 3: Word Processing Features
    • Unit 4: Leveraging Fair Use and Demonstrating Diversity
  • Course 4: Introduction to Editing Sound and Video for use in Learning Objects
    • Unit 1: Role of Media in Engaging Learners
    • Unit 2: Recording & Editing Audio
    • Unit 3: Recording & Editing Video
    • Unit 4: Publishing Audio & Video
  • Course 5: Criteria for Evaluating Educational Technology
    • Unit 1: Evaluating Technology: How to Choose What You Use
    • Unit 2: Identifying the Challenges to Creating and Sustaining Effective Classroom Technology
    • Unit 3: Enhancement of Learning Goals and Objectives?
    • Unit 4: Understanding the Intersection Between Resources and Users
  • Course 6: Adapting Traditional Classroom Management Strategies to Multimodal Space
    • Unit 1: Transforming Pedagogy to an Online Format
    • Unit 2: Using Gamification, Badges, and Micro Competencies
    • Unit 3: Leveraging Mainstream Software to Enhance Skill Transferability
    • Unit 4: Using Media and Memes
  • Course 7: SEL Online: Leveraging Multimodal Space
    • Unit 1: Engaging Students as Individuals
    • Unit 2: Student Motivation
    • Unit 3: Using Design to Enhance Accessibility
    • Unit 4: Equity in Online Instruction
  • Course 8: Designing Online Learning Environments
    • Unit 1: Customizing Online Learning
    • Unit 2: Balancing Autonomy and Guidance
    • Unit 3: Facilitating Synchronous Sessions
    • Unit 4: Building Project-Based Assignment
  • Course 9: Assessing Learning in a Multimodal Environment
    • Unit 1: Formative and Summative Assessments
    • Unit 2: Authentic Assessment
    • Unit 3: Assessment Using Simulations and Virtual Environments
    • Unit 4: Portfolio Assessment
  • Course 10: Create a Learning Object Web Page
    • Unit 1: Setting Up Digital Learning Space
    • Unit 2: Creating Multi-Media Learning Objects
    • Unit 3: Collaborative Real World and Active Learning Experience
    • Unit 4: Creating Clear Expectations on Gradable Activities

Certificate Learning Outcomes

By the end of this certificate program students will be able to:

  • Apply Internet search skills to find answers to technical questions.
  • Use the basic terminology of online learning.
  • Use traditional online communication and tools effectively.
  • Interpret online learning from the perspective of the student learner.
  • Evaluate affordances & constraints of new educational technology for best fit.

Prior Learning Credit

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), which transfers to 2 graduate level elective courses. 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.

Requirements to Enroll

There are no admissions requirements. A teacher licensure credential is not required but recommended.

Estimated Time to Completion

The Certificate in Online Teaching can be completed in approximately 100 hours.

Access Time

Learners will have access to their certificate learning modules for up to 6 months from the date of their enrollment.

CEUs and PDUs

CEUs - 10.0 National University Continuing Education Units

Certificate of Completion

After completion of all 10 courses, learners will be awarded an official National University Workforce Education Solutions Professional and Continuing Education Certificate of Completion.

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