Certificate in Online Teaching

This Certificate in Online Teaching is in direct response to a request from the Minnesota Online Alliance, a group of schools and districts offering online courses and programs for K-12 students in Minnesota. The certificate program courses are appropriate for preparing on-line teachers in K-12 and in post-secondary education.

The Certificate in Online Teaching (10 credits) provides a sound foundation in distance learning history, instructional design and hands-on development of online courses necessary to prepare effective online teachers. Course assignments are centered on learning new technology skills and tools; developing individual learning objects, courses, and projects; and gaining practical experience in teaching and learning strategies for the online environment.

ED 6120 Critical Issues in Education (3 credits)
ED 6336 Instructional Design (3 credits)
ED 6446 Distance Education: History and Development (3 credits)
ED 6447 Seminar in Teaching Online (2 credits)

Credits required for certificate: 10 

Note: MS Education students take an additional four credits of electives (total of 13 elective credits). All 10 credits are courses required in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate program.


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