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Teaching Online Certificate

As today's learners become more receptive to online interactive learning, e-learning represents a paradigm shift in delivering and acquiring knowledge. Participants will learn how to design, implement, assess and evaluate curriculum content and appropriate teaching methodology for the online classroom. Students will explore leading instructional technology tools, software and web-based applications.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required Courses (All six are required)
Introduction to Online Learning
EDUC-30989
2
O O O O
Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation
EDUC-30990
2
O O O O
Instructional Technology Tools
CSE-40798
2
O O O O
Enhancing Your Online Course with Multimedia
CSE-40799
2
O O O O
Advanced Curriculum Design for the Online Classroom
EDUC-31231
3
O O O O
Teaching Online Practicum
EDUC-31232
2
O O O O
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
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To Apply for the Certificate Program

From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable. It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.

Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Application Fee: $0 Apply Now!
Contact: Education, 858-534-9286
Email: unexeduc@ucsd.edu
Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.

Program Benefits

  • Participate in this revolutionary area of study with the convenience of online instruction- the certificate coursework is offered entirely online.
  • Attain a solid foundation for learning in an online environment which enables student-centered teaching methods.
  • Learn the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence required to transition successfull from in person to the on-line classroom.
  • Gain first hand knowledge and experience of learning in an online environment.

Conditions for Admission

Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program. Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited.

Certificate Guidelines

All candidates who wish to receive the Teaching Online Certificate are required to:

  • (1) Enroll in the Teaching Online certificate program.
  • (2) Pay the certificate fee.
  • (3) Complete all the required online courses with a grade of “C” or better.
  • (4) Coursework must be completed within 5 years of beginning the program.
Students must first complete “Introduction to Online Learning” and “Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation.”

Next Steps Experience

Connect your classroom education with real-world experiences through a Next Steps Experience course. These courses allow students to gain hands-on experience by working closely with instructors and/or peers on real-world projects.

Advance your understanding of Teaching Online and explore topics such as foundations of curriculum and design; instructional technology tools; enhancing your online course through multimedia; and advanced curriculum design for the online classroom.

Candidates are also encouraged to take the Next Step by enrolling in the Teaching Online Practicum where they will create a capstone project focusing on their lessons and skills learned throughout the entire Teaching Online certificate program. This course will focus on student’s progress and practical application to current or prospective work opportunities. Students will work collaboratively with an advisor before submitting their final project. During the application process, a prospective candidate should consider a possible project or course they will build throughout the program. The project or course will allow the student to apply learned tools and demonstrate results in delivering curriculum online.

Please Note

Students enrolled in this certificate program are required to begin with “Introduction to Online Learning” and to follow with “Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation.” These two courses set the foundation for the remaining classes in the certificate program.

All new applicants to the certificate program who choose to begin the program with any of the other courses should note the required prerequisites.

Advisors

Maha Achour
President and CTO, Ulm Tech, Inc.

Christine Bagwell
Manager of Instructional WWW Development Center
University of California San Diego

Diane Cunningham
Web Technologies and Graphics Instructor
University of California San Diego, Extended Studies

Christopher Halter
Lecturer
Teacher Education Program, UCSD Extended Studies

Elizabeth Meyer
Director of Online Learning
UCSD Extension