Our new faculty certificates and faculty mastery program will be ready soon. Stay tuned for further information!

We now offer a set of certificates that focus on different content areas. These content areas were inspired by research in teacher training and professional competency development. Focus on the areas that most interest you, or in any combination. We recommend that you focus on the Faculty Online Teaching Certificate to start. If you are a graduate student, we recommend starting with the Graduate Online Teaching Certificate that is offered every September. As you move through the certificates, your progress is recognized as you gain experience. Please review the full description of the courses as well as how the old and new course numbers relate in the Course Catalog. Most of the course numbers have changed, but most course content is the same. If you have completed the previous version of the Certificate for Online Teaching, that counts as the Faculty Online Teaching Certificate below.

Questions? See the Certificate Questions page for guidance.

Want to know more about when these courses are offered throughout the year? Visit the Course Schedule Page.

Webinars count towards your progress now. Visit the Webinars page to see the upcoming schedule.

If you have additional questions regarding the courses, what you have completed, and what to take next, please Connect with Faculty Development.

All current PSU faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to register for our courses and webinars.

 

Faculty Online Teaching Certificate

Number

Title

Mode

Time

OL 2000*

Essentials of Online Teaching

Cohort

5 Weeks
3-5 hours/week

OL 1000

Introduction to World Campus

Self-Directed

4 Weeks
1-3 hours

OL 3000

Supporting Accessibility for Online Learners

Self-Directed

4 Weeks
1-3 hours

OL 2100

Introduction to Canvas

Self-Directed

4 Weeks
1-3 hours

Instructional Practice

Number

Title

Mode

Time

OL 2000*

Essentials of Online Teaching

Cohort

5 Weeks
3-5 hours/week

OL 2100

Introduction to Canvas

Self-Directed

4 Weeks
1-3 hours

OL 2150

Canvas Hands On

Cohort

TBD

OL 2200

Assessment of Online Learners

Cohort

4 Weeks
3-5 hours/week

OL 2300

Teamwork in Online Teaching and Learning

Cohort

3 Weeks
3-5 hours/week

The Learner and Learning

Number

Title

Mode

Time

OL 3000

Supporting Accessibility for Online Learners

Self-Directed

4 Weeks
1-3 hours

OL 3100

Teaching the Adult Learner

Self-Directed

4 Weeks
1-3 hours

OL 3200

Serving the Military and Veteran Student

Self-Directed

4 Weeks
1-3 hours

OL 3300

Teaching the International Student

Cohort

4 Weeks
TBD

OL 3400

Online Course Design

Cohort

4 Weeks
3-5 hours/week

OL 3500

Gamification in Online Teaching and Learning

Cohort

4 Weeks
TBD

Professional Practice

Number

Title

Mode

Time

OL 1000

Introduction to World Campus

Self-Directed

4 Weeks
1-3 hours

OL 1100

Conducting Research with your Online Students

Cohort

4 Weeks
3-5 hours/week

OL 1200**

OL Teaching Supervision Apprentice

Cohort

TBD

OL 1250**

OL Teaching Supervision Refresher

Cohort

TBD

OL 1300

OL Teaching Practicum

Cohort

TBD

*Those who have completed the Graduate Online Teaching Certificate may substitute OL 2000 for OL 2050.

**Either OL 1200 or OL 1250 are required for this certificate, but not both.

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