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
- EDFI 6300: Psychological Foundations of E-Learning (3 credit 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.
EDFI 6400: Educational Technology and Societies (3 credit hours)
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.
EDFI 6500: Designing, Managing, and Evaluating E-Learning and E-Learning Environments (3 credit hours)
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).
EDFI 6960: Supervised Teaching Practicum in eLearning (4 credit hours)
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
- Step 1: Write a Letter of Interest Step 2: Apply to the Graduate College
Send your Letter of Interest to Dr. Allison Goedde via e-mail at email@example.com. The letter should include:
Step 3: Request Transcripts
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 master’s degree in classroom technology. (Why are you applying for this program?)
Start the Application: http://choose.bgsu.edu/apply/online/?graduate
*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 Classroom Technology Program or the Computer Technology Endorsement Certificate.Step 4: Submit three (3) Letters of Reference
Have (2) two official transcripts from each college you have attended sent to the Graduate College (Official transcripts from BGSU courses do not have to be requested.) Transcripts should be sent directly from each higher education institution you have attended.Step 5: Submit Praxis II scores or Schedule the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General TestStep 6: Request a reference for Dispositions
Have results sent to the BGSU Graduate College. Fully detailed GRE information is available at the GRE web site or read more about our GRE requirements. The Graduate Coordinator will send you more information on taking the Wayfind Assessment once you have processed the rest of your application materials.
Download and print the Dispositions form
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.
Ask an administrator, or the administrator’s choice of a person who knows you well, to complete the form and send it to Dr. Allison Goedde, School of Teaching and Learning, 529 Education Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.