Mission Statement 

To empower educators with the right tools and information to develop online learning experiences that are inclusive, engaging, and effective. 

What you will learn 

Students will learn the universal design of online course materials, effective organization and delivery of online materials, teaching and learning styles, effective online communication using discussion boards, live chat, online forums, blogs, and wikis. They will also learn best practices for online student assessment and grading, retention, and motivation of online students. 

Certificate of Proficiency in Online Teaching 

A Certificate of Proficiency in Online Teaching will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript. 

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements 

In order to receive the Certificate of Proficiency in Online Teaching, you will need to complete 17 units from the following courses. 

ONLINE TEACHING

A Certificate of Proficiency in Online Teaching will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No.  Title  Units 
EDT 1  Introduction to Online Teaching  3 
EDT 2  Introduction to Using Online Courseware (Canvas)  3 
EDT 3  Introduction to Hybrid Teaching  3 
EDT 4  Designing Curriculum for Online Instruction  3 
EDT 5  Creating Multimedia for Online Classes  3 
EDT 6  Providing Support for Online Learners  2 
EDT 8  Applying the OEI Course Design Rubric  3 

Recommended sequence 

Although students can enroll in these courses in any order they choose, we recommend that students begin the program with EDT 1 and EDT 2 which provide a foundation for success in subsequent courses.  

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