The Teaching the 21st Century Learner Certificate is designed for current educators who want to gain the knowledge and skill needed to serve as effective instructors for K-20 environments, in both online and blended settings. This four-course, fully online program focuses on students meeting and actively employing the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching. Students will:
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to students who complete the program and University admission is not required. Students may also complete the courses as part of the Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, Teaching the 21st Century Learner. Additional course and admission requirements apply.
Teaching the 21st Century Learner cohorts begin in the Fall and students must take courses in sequence. Only one course may be taken at a time.
Admission is not required for those pursuing the Certificate of Completion. Admission requirements for the Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, Teaching the 21st Century Learner can be found at the School of Education’s program page.
The program consists of four (4) courses, for a total of 12 graduate credits. Courses must be taken in sequence and only one course may be taken per session.
Demonstration of Mastery
The capstone project is a portfolio submitted in the capstone course that includes both artifacts and simulations that demonstrate excellence and professionalism with online and blended pedagogy/andragogy depending on the individual candidate’s focus.