M.S. in Online Teaching and Learning (OT2)

(as of 11/12/2014)

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the OT2 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Optional Advanced Certificate in Program Evaluation [EV1] (3+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools [OT3] (3+ Additional Credits)
  • Advanced Certificate in Teacher Leadership [LT1] (3+ Additional Credits)

Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 33 credits of which 3 are field experiences. The detailed OT2 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed OT2 Program of Study Form.

Program Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods
EDE484 Online Teaching and Learning
EDE486 Designing Online Courses

Specialization Courses   

A "specialized" course in teaching and learning, addressing teaching and learning issues specific to the target subject matter(s) and/or instructional contexts. This course may be transferred from previous or concurrent programs, or be selected from Warner courses, including but not limited to:
EDU581 Clinical Teaching in Health Care Professions Education: Teaching and Instructional Methods
EDE477 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
EDU430 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Elementary School
EDU427A Theory and Practice in Teaching & Learning Literacy (for non-Elementary Teaching Candidates)
EDU431 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning English
EDU432 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Social Studies
EDU434 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
EDU435 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
EDU436 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Choose another course that will help in designing and implementing innovative online learning experiences with their target student audience. This course may be transferred from previous or concurrent programs, or be selected from Warner courses, including but not limited to:
ED482 Technology and Higher Education
ED516 Designing and Evaluating Professional Development
EDE492 Integrating Technology in Teaching Content Areas
EDU446 Entrepreneurial Skills for Educators
EDE410 Learning in the Digital Age
EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice
EDE484A Digitally-Rich Teaching and Learning in K-12 Schools


At least 15 credits of electives to be chosen with advisor's approval.

EDF488 Practicum in Online Teaching


1. The practicum experience can be fulfilled in a number of different ways. Please read the information available on the website and consult with the Practicum Coordinator before registering for this course.

2. Students interested in also pursuing one or more Advanced Certificates -- see Optional Enhancements section -- can reduce the number of additional credits needed to meet these programs' requirements by choosing electives appropriately. Please note, though, that EDF courses cannot count towards the minimum of 30 credits of coursework required by this program, and more generally, any additional Advanced Certificate awarded is required to have a minimum of 3 credits of unique coursework or internships (that is, credits that have not also been used towards another degree or certificate). Be sure to discuss options with your advisor early in your program.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Master's Portfolio