Introduction

Interested in acquiring an add-on Online Teaching Endorsement to your certificate? We offer coursework intended to enhance an educator’s skills and knowledge beyond those that are required for traditional teaching and to prepare the individual to teach classes within an online environment. Teachers will only need to take four courses to receive the Online Teaching Endorsement: the two required courses and two elective courses.

This is an optional add-on certification endorsement that is intended to enhance an educator’s skills and knowledge beyond that required for traditional teaching and to prepare the individual to teach classes within an online environment. The online endorsement is only valid for educators to teach in their specific content area.

Individuals who wish to add Online Teaching to an existing certificate must meet the following requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Initial or professional certificate at any level
  • Specialized preparation (required courses); 3 graduate credit hours each
  • Elective courses (select two topics from the list below); 3 graduate credit hours each

Required Course Topics

  • Teaching Online Courses Effectively
  • Knowledge of Utilizing Online Learning Management Systems

Elective Course Topics

  • Learning Web Tools to Enhance Online Engagement
  • Instructional Design and Assessment
  • Advanced Online Teaching Skills and Techniques
  • Internet Safety for Online Learners
  • Using Digital Portfolios to Measure Student Achievement
  • Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Populations
  • Personalized Online Instruction and Development
  • Enhancing Online Course Design for Students with Disabilities

Course Offerings

Required Topic VirtualSC PD’s Course Title
Teaching Online Courses Effectively Facilitating Learning in an Online Environment
Knowledge of Utilizing Learning Management Systems Effective Online Course Management
Elective Topics VirtualSC PD’s Course Title
Learning Web Tools to Enhance Online Engagement Making Innovative Classroom Models Work with Web 2.0 Tools
Internet Safety for Online Learnings Online Awareness: Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship
Differentiating Instruction and Development Differentiated Instruction: Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes
Using Digital Portfolios to Measure Student Achievement ePortfolios & Education
Instructional Design and Assessment Beginner’s Guide to Online Instructional Design