Online Teaching (Bridge Graduate Certificate)

The Bridge Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching is designed to prepare graduate students for teaching positions in online or other distance education settings in both the K-12 and higher education environments. The certificate provides students with essential knowledge and skills in pedagogy, course development, evaluation, instruction, and other aspects of the educational process in online learning environments.

As a bridge program this Graduate Certificate allows students to apply all of their coursework for the Certificate to the Master of Education degree with a major in Learning Design and Technology if they decide to pursue that degree after completing the Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Admission to these programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

The Bridge Certificate in Online Teaching requires a minimum of eighteen credits including ten credits of core courses and eight elective credits to be chosen from the courses cited below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Core Courses
LDT 7130Facilitation of On-Line Learning4
LDT 7210Foundations of Distance Education4
LDT 8120Practicum in Instructional Technology 11-9
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:8
Designing Web Tools for the Classroom
Internet in the Classroom
Interactive Course Design
Multimedia for Instruction
Advanced Multimedia for Instruction
Learning Management Systems

Upon consent of the Certificate Program Director, specific previous online teaching experience may be substituted for the LDT 8120 course requirement. Note: this does not mean that credit will be given for practical experiences only that this particular course requirement may be waived.