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.


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
  • Teach online in a k-12 environment
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  • Four courses (13 credit hours)
  • Estimate $5,600
  • Finish in six months
  • Less than one year part-time
  • Tuition calculator (select eCampus)

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.


  • 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)

Application Requirements


Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

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Note:  All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.


Submit Transcripts & Standardized Test Scores

Submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate College. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.

Official transcripts are to be sent to:

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

TEST SCORES: One of the following test scores is to be submitted as part of the online application process. Non-original scores must be notarized. Any of following tests are accepted: Praxis Scores, OAE scores (Ohio Assessment for Educators), or GRE scores (within last 5 years). NOTE: If a person already possesses a master's degree then no test scores are required.

Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score.. For information on the GRE/Praxis/TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website. The Graduate Coordinator will send you more information on taking the Wayfind Assessment once you have processed the rest of your application materials.


Write a Letter of Interest

You will upload this as part of the online application process for this program.

  • Specification of the cohort to which you are applying, such as “online Summer 2017".
  • 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?)


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.