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Certificate in Online Teaching

As the demand for online courses and a variety of other types of learning experiences continues to grow, the Warner School has launched a new certificate program to prepare qualified instructors to teach effectively online.

The program has been designed for Warner students and alumni, doctoral students across the University, as well as individuals in the community involved in training/teaching who are already in or are looking for positions involving online teaching in higher education, K-12 education, and/or other contexts. As such, we assume that students will come to this program having already acquired the content knowledge needed to teach in their field of specialization. The goal of this program is to complement this expertise with knowledge about the unique learning opportunities afforded by online spaces, as well as about principles of learning and teaching more generally. Our goal is to prepare thoughtful and effective instructors, who can design and facilitate innovative online learning experiences for their students in a variety of contexts, including fully online and hybrid online courses and workshops, as well as enhancements to traditional face-to-face courses and professional development experiences.

This certificate program can be pursued as a stand-alone non-degree program, OR as an addition/enhancement to other University of Rochester programs. Students can begin taking courses in the program as non-matriculated students, although they will need to apply and be admitted to the program before they can do their practicum experience.