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About the Teaching Online Program

The Teaching Online program is designed for anyone who would like to teach online, whether they do this at a community college, K-12 school, or business professional development program. Online Learning is a growing field and will only continue to expand as enhanced technology makes it possible to provide effective instruction through distance learning. The professional demand extends from K-12, community college, University, adult education programs, and corporate training.

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. Candidates will explore leading instructional technology tools, software, and web-based applications.

All new applicants to the certificate program who are considering beginning the program with any of the other courses should note the required prerequisites must first be completed. EDUC 40989 Introduction to Teaching Online and EDUC 40990 Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation are required prerequisites for all the other courses throughout the program.

If you wish to take one of the Teaching Online Specialized Certificate online courses for professional development without registering for the program, you may do so.

This is an opportunity to enhance your existing area of expertise and become a skilled and engaging online educator. The program will develop your abilities to:

  • Attain a solid foundation for learning in an online environment which enables student-centered teaching methods.
  • Learn the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities required to transition successful from in-person to the online classroom.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge and experience of learning in an online environment.
Format: Online

Estimated Cost: $1,705

Duration: 6 - 9 Months

Contact
Department
Education
Phone
858-534-9286
Email
unexeduc@ucsd.edu

Courses

Delivery Method
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  • Live Online
  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Hybrid
  • # of courses required: 6
  • Total units: 13

All six are required

Introduction to Online LearningEDUC-40989

Units: 2.00

$245

This course offers an overview of distance learning: its history, current status and future progress. Participants will also receive an introduction to learning theories and be introduced to different...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Foundations of Curriculum Design and EvaluationEDUC-40990

Units: 2.00

$245

This course presents an overview of curriculum development & an introduction to the Instructional Systems Design Model. Participants will learn to design & evaluate curriculum, develop instructional m...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructional Technology ToolsCSE-40798

Units: 2.00

$245

This course will introduce participants to leading learning management systems (LMS). Participants will receive an orientation of what tools are available in each LMS, as well as best practices for ac...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Enhancing Your Online Course with MultimediaCSE-40799

Units: 2.00

$385

Study the latest techniques and software to enhance the creation and design of online learning courses or programs. This class will present an overview of graphics, audio, video, Flash, and other mult...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Advanced Curriculum Design for the Online ClassroomEDUC-41231

Units: 3.00

$385

This class examines elements of effective instructional design for the distance learning environment. Students will learn how to create tailored instructional models based on course objectives, target...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Teaching Online PracticumEDUC-41232

Units: 2.00

$200

Participants in this course will create a capstone project focusing on their lessons from throughout the entire Teaching Online certificate program. This course will focus on student’s progress and p...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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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 students 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.

Special Notes

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 are considering beginning the program with any of the other courses should note the required prerequisites must first be completed.

Advisory Board

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

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.