Virtual Education Certificate

The 12-credit Virtual Education Certificate program teaches you what you need to know about the best practices for online and blended learning. Certified teachers need new skills in virtual online instruction to facilitate a participatory learning environment for K-12 students. Virtual education fosters the development of 21st-century skills and meets the International Society for Technology in Education's National Educational Standards that address creativity, communication, and interactive learning using technology. The program's web-based, virtual learning environment gives teachers the knowledge and skills to teach, develop curriculum, and assess student learning in virtual and hybrid learning environments.

The Virtual Education Certificate program, which employs research-based practices for effective virtual online instruction, includes a seminar with student-centered research to test strategies for effective instruction and the opportunity to contribute to the body of knowledge regarding best practices in applications for virtual education.

Candidates for the Virtual Education Certificate must have expertise in instructional technology.

More than a Piece of Paper-the Virtual Education Certificate Offers You:

  • opportunities to learn to teach in K-12 virtual learning environments
  • use of advanced technologies to improve teaching and learning
  • new methods to providing students with a quality 21st-century education
  • individualized, contextualized participatory learning in virtual educational environments
  • research-based practices and applications for effective training with technology
  • approaches aligned with ISTE NETS-S and standards for online learning
  • variety of formats; online, hybrid, synchronous, and asynchronous

View the course curriculum.

 
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