Certificate Program

K-12 Online Teaching and Learning

The primary goal of the K-12 Online Teaching and Learning Certificate Program is to prepare K-12 classroom teachers to be effective online teachers and provide them with the research skills necessary to investigate student learning within online K-12 educational contexts. Synthesis with psychological and social perspectives is made with students in the virtual world.

This certificate program may be completed in conjunction with the Master's Degree in Classroom Technology.

Courses may be completed in partial fulfillment of the Master's Degree in Classroom Technology program.

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K-12 Online Teaching and Learning Certificate

Advance Your Career

Highly Qualified Virtual School Educator
Expertise with online and blended learning for all curriculum areas

Courses/Cost/Time

Four courses (13 credit hours)
Estimate $5,600
Finish in six months
Less than one year part-time
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Course Requirements

To obtain the BGSU K-12 Online Teaching and Learning Certificate participants in this program take four graduate-level courses developed to provide the skills needed to prepare students to be effective online teachers and provide them with the necessary research skills.

Courses

  • EDFI 6300: Psychological Foundations of E-Learning (3 credits)
  • EDFI 6400: Educational Technology & Society (3 credits)
  • EDFI 6500/EDTL 6180: e-Learning (3 credits)
  • EDFI 6960: Practicum in Virtual Learning Environments (4 credits)

Steps to Apply

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Write a Letter of Interest

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

  • Specification of the cohort to which you are applying, such as “online Summer 2013".
  • One to three paragraphs describing your experience with technology, and particularly technology in the classroom.
  • One to three paragraphs describing what interests you about earning a K-12 Online Teaching and Learning Certificate. (Why are you applying for this program?)

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Submit Your Graduate College Application Online
 

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Apply for Summer/Fall 2017

*Be sure to indicate that you are requesting a program/degree from the College of Education and Human Development, and that you are requesting the K-12 Online Teaching and Learning Certificate.

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

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Submit Transcripts & Standardized Test Scores

Have two official transcripts from every college or university you have attended and your GRE General Test or Praxis II scores sent directly to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
United States of America

The Graduate Coordinator will send you more information on taking the Wayfind Assessment once you have processed the rest of your application materials. 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.

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate certificate from the College of Education & Human Development

Experience with virtual school teaching is built into the practicum.