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K-12 Online Teaching & Learning Certificate

This primary goal of the K-12 Online Teaching & Learning certificate program is to prepare K-12 classroom teachers to be effective online teachers and providing them with research skills necessary to investigate student learning within online K-12 educational contexts.

This certificate program may be completed in conjunction with the Master's degree in Classroom Technology. Contact program advisor for additional details.

The new certificate in K-12 Online Teaching & Learning program consists of 4 on-line courses (13 total credit hours): Psychological Foundations of E-learning (EDFI 6300), Educational Technology & Society (EDFI 6400), Designing, Managing, and Evaluating E-Learning Environments (EDFI 6500), and Application of Technological Tools and Practicum in Online Teaching and Learning (EDFI 6960).

Successful applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Background in education (BA in education and/or related field with at least six credit hours of undergraduate or graduate level educational foundations courses)
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8
  • Either successfully passed the Praxis PLT and Content Area tests or have demonstrated their academic ability with GRE scores

Core Courses (13 hours)

This course is one of the core courses of the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program and will help students to understand the basic knowledge and theories of developmental, psycho-social, motivational, and cognitive processes associated with learning using ONLINE course delivery. A major emphasis of the course is to help the online educators to be equipped with theories of learning, motivation, and online classroom management for K-12 online learners.

Critical interdisciplinary examination of social, cultural, political, economic, moral, ethical and legal issues surrounding the use of educational technology in society. History of education technology; present and future impact of computing and information technologies on American society. Students analyze the ethical, cultural and social issues raised by the use of educational technology.

This course offers a critical examination of design, management, and evaluation issues related to e-learning and e-learning environments.  This course provides hands-on experience through course activities and discussions for preparation for the supervised practicum within an online learning environment (EDFI 6960: Supervised Practicum in Online Teaching and Learning).  Specific emphasis will be placed on activities that require students to examine, analyze, and evaluate the ways in which psychological theory informs the design, management, and evaluation of e-learning within online environments.  This course is designed to meet Standard 2, 3, and 5 in the International Technology Standards for all Teachers (ISTE).

This course offers an opportunity for a supervised teaching practicum in eLearning. Students will apply the knowledge and skills learned in the other certificate courses under the supervision of a mentor in an authentic on-line learning environment. Students will be required to develop on-line instructional strategies, guide student learning, and utilize appropriate assessment techniques with students in K-12 on-line environments. Prerequisite: EDFI 6300; EDFI 6400;EDFI 6500

Send your Letter of Interest to Allison Goedde via e-mail at agoedde@bgsu.edu. The letter should include:

  1. Specification of the cohort to which you are applying, such as “online Summer 2013".

  2. One to three paragraphs describing your experience with technology, and particularly technology in the classroom.

  3. One to three paragraphs describing what interests you about earning a master’s degree in classroom technology. (Why are you applying for this program?)

  1. Go to: /content/bgsu/en/admissions/apply-now.htmlonline/?graduate
  2. Click APPLY NOW
  3. Enter a username and password

All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. Note: There is a non-refundable application fee.

Have (2) two official transcripts from each college you have attended and GRE General Test or Praxis II scores sent directly to:

Office of Admissions
ATTN: Graduate Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English. For information on the GRE/Praxis/TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.

Send (3) three letters of reference to Allison Goedde via e-mail at agoedde@bgsu.edu. At your option, reference forms (pdf format) may be used in place of, or in addition to, letters.

  1. Download and print the Dispositions form

  2. Enter your name and your university ID or social security number in the spaces at the top. Leave the “Class/Experience and/or Location” blank.

  3. Ask an administrator, or the administrator’s choice of a person who knows you well, to complete the form and send it to Allison Goedde, School of Teaching and Learning, 529 Education Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.