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Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching

The Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching focuses on developing online pedagogy for those who want to be well-prepared to teach online. Since Thomas Edison State University pioneered the use of technology to deliver quality higher education, this program leverages the institution's deep expertise. The 12-credit program is offered completely online and transfers easily into the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies or Master of Science in Management programs at Thomas Edison State University.

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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching will be able to: 

  • Apply learning theories and student learning styles to online learning.
  • Assess the impact of culture and diversity on online learning.
  • Identify best practices for technology-infused education that resolve the student and teacher issues with learning in the online environment.
  • Develop appropriate assessment strategies that are relevant to online learning, including formative and summative evaluations of instruction as well as design.
  • Evaluate ethical issues in online learning environments, such as educational copyright law, fair use, the TEACH Act, cheating, and plagiarism.
  • Design strategies and techniques that promote student engagement and motivation in online environments.
  • Create an online course using a learning management system that incorporates models, techniques and strategies for online learning and teaching learned throughout certificate program.

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