Academic programs

Certificate in Online Teaching for K-12 Educators

Created to address the need for effective online instructors thanks to the unprecedented growth of K–12 online education, the Certificate in Online Teaching for K-12 Educators prepares candidates to develop and facilitate effective online instruction environments.

The certificate expands on participants’ current teaching expertise in instructional strategies, curriculum design, and assessment and evaluation to adapt to fully online and hybrid teaching environments. It also fosters the development of instructional leaders who can model and articulate best practices in online teaching within K-12 environments.

The Certificate in Online Teaching for K-12 Educators can be completed entirely online — no campus visits are required.

Curriculum information

The Certificate in Online Teaching for K-12 Educators requires a minimum of 17 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Certificate in Online Teaching for K-12 Educators »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Monty Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Phone: (804) 827-2606
Email: joneswm2@vcu.edu

Julie Gorlewski, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning
Phone: (804) 828-1305
Email: jagorlewski@vcu.edu