The Certificate for Online Teaching

The Certificate for Online Teaching is a professional development program to prepare for online teaching success. This five, fully online course, taught via ANGEL, series provides faculty an “online student experience” while exploring a rich variety of critical topics necessary for mastery in the online classroom. Anyone interested in learning more about excellence in online teaching and learning are welcome to participate in the certificate. The Certificate for Online Teaching is comprised of both self-directed and instructor led online courses.

The Certificate for Online Teaching serves as the core curriculum of a larger collection of professional development opportunities including topics such as, serving the military student, working with the adult learner, and directing effective online group projects. More topics continue to be added to the Faculty Development program schedule.

Visit the Course Catalog for full descriptions of each of the Certificate for Online Teaching courses listed below.

CERTIFICATE FOR ONLINE TEACHING
COURSE DESCRIPTION SCHEDULE & FORMAT
OL 1000: Orientation to the World Campus Explore an overview of the World Campus and the experience of teaching online.
  • Scheduled at request of academic program office
  • Self-directed online version now available
  • 1-4 hours
OL 1800: Accessibility Examine six common scenarios to become familiar with University resources and policies to effectively meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Self-directed
  • Open enrollment
  • 2-3 hours
OL 1900: ProveIt! Assess your readiness and comfort to teach online using tools and functions in Angel – Penn State’s course management system.
  • Self-directed
  • Open enrollment
  • 3-4 hours
OL 2000: Effective Online Teaching Review the essential skills for teaching online. The “teacher” becomes “student” in this interactive and richly engaging online experience.
  • Instructor led
  • Four weeks
  • New section starts each month
  • 2-3 hours per week
OL 2700: Online Presence Enhance your ability to establish and maintain presence in the online environment in order to engage students and foster a dynamic learning environment.
  • Instructor led
  • Three weeks
  • New section starts each month
  • 2-3 hours per week

Not sure what courses you still need to complete? Contact Shawna Cassick, smm52@psu.edu, for assistance.