Teach in the 21st Century!
The entirely online graduate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning equips teachers
to keep pace with the demands of virtual schools and web-enhanced classrooms. You’ll
gain the knowledge, experience, and vision necessary to teach online through the core
required courses in our master's degree. Students who want to teach online and/or
include online teaching components within the traditional classroom will be interested
in this program. The graduate certificate builds upon your prior educational coursework
and will support your growth as an educator:
- Earn a graduate certificate to gain experience and credentials or as a starting point
for a graduate degree.
- Learn how to teach in an online environment and be prepared for the changing educational
- Learn how to incorporate online tools into traditional classrooms or any environment.
Using Technology to Learn
Complete your program from any location. Whether you live in Warrensburg, in Missouri,
another state, or even another country, all of the program requirements can be completed
from wherever you have an internet connection.
Student Learning Outcomes
The graduate with a certificate in Online Teaching and Learning will use the knowledge
and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate the ability to teach with and about technology at a distance
- Apply the historical, sociological, philosophical, and research foundations of computer-related
technologies to traditional educational settings and to online educational environments
- Examine the affordances and obstacles of communicating in online learning environments
- Use a variety of tools and methods for assessing student achievement in online learning
environments and evaluating online courses
- Design and develop learning objects and systems for storing and retrieving digital
education products, applying them to standards-based lessons
- Use constructivist teaching such as problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning,
and project-based learning integrating technology, information databases, and Internet
resources into traditional and online classrooms
Acceptance into the program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
and a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.
It is important to start the certificate with the very first class, INST 5100: Foundations
of Educational Technology. INST 5500: Online Course Development should be taken in
the final semester. The other courses can be taken in any order.
Combination with Other Degrees
Qualified students who are interested in a graduate degree in Educational Technology
may apply these courses towards an M.S. or Ed.S. degree to fulfill some of the requirements.
Courses may also be applied as electives in other UCM graduate programs depending
upon their specific degree requirements. Students will be required to contact the
Graduate School and apply for acceptance to each program.
In accordance with federal and state financial aid regulations, a student pursuing
a graduate certificate must also be fully admitted to a UCM MS or EdS degree in order to qualify for financial assistance.
Students are allowed to dual enroll in both simultaneously.
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri