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Online Teaching and Learning

Online learning is a unique environment requiring a specific skill set combining facilitation, collaboration, management, learning design, and assessment.  Teaching and facilitating online courses requires an understanding of the nature of online learning, how it differs from traditional classrooms, and the challenges and benefits of teaching and learning in the online environment.  With the growing trend in online and blended learning in higher education, K-12 schools, and corporate employee training, the ability to manage and facilitate online learning is a vital skill for educators in every field.

The certificate in Online Teaching and Learning blends pedagogy, theory, instructional design and best practices to prepare educators to facilitate learning online.  Through field observations, examination of current and projected trends, authentic online teaching experiences, hands-on practice with online tools, and project-based assignments, students will learn to design, manage and lead their online classroom. 

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Quick Info

Program Code

18GC-DL-OL-DL

Duration

varies

Admission Criteria

Selective

Location

Distance Learning Only

Department

School of Education
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Contact

Teachers/Dyer ML 0002
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
Cincinnati,OH  45221
Dr. Matthew Schmidt
Email: matthew.schmidt@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-7091

Student Success Factors

Successful online instructors understand the challenges and benefits of developing, delivering and managing online learning. They can successfully apply learning theory and sound pedagogical practices to the online environment and are focused on student success and delivering engaging, collaborative, active online learning experiences.  Educators in this field need to be able to collaborate with and accept feedback from colleagues in the field with the goal of continuous improvement of their online courses. Willingness to learn new technology, flexibility, organization, and openness to new and innovative ideas are also key traits of successful educators in this field. Successful online educators should have a passion for creating e-learning opportunities learners can universally access and value and support a diverse group of learners.

Career Possibilities

  1. K-12 online instructor
  2. Higher education online instructor
  3. Corporate online trainer
  4. Online learning content developer
  5. Professional development coordinator
  6. E-learning consultant
  7. Educational technology specialist

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Major Details

The Online Teaching and Learning graduate certificate is offered by the School of Education in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. The program is designed for students to take two courses in the fall and one or two courses in the spring and summer semesters to complete the certificate in one academic year. 

Curriculum

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Online and Blended Learning Curriculum

Predominant Program

    Online and Blended Learning Curriculum
    • CI6080, Assessing Learning in Blended Environments, 3
    • CI6082, Accessibility and Differentiation in Online and Blended Environments, 3
    • CI6084, Fundamentals of Online and Blended Learning, 3
    • CI6087, Tools for Online Learning Creation and Assessment, 3
    • CI7071, Design of Blended Online Learning Environments, 3

Special Programs

The Online Teaching and Learning graduate certificate is applicable to a wide range of educational environments including K-12, higher education, medical education, public education, and corporate training.  Instructors in this certificate are current practitioners and leaders in the field, and course materials and activities incorporate the overarching methodology and latest trends in online teaching and learning.  Students will experience online learning first hand through virtual field observations and practice the skills needed to succeed in the online teaching and learning in every stage of their coursework.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadline and Procedures

Prospective students will complete the on-line application for their requested program by the posted application deadline.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials and support documents are successfully submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed.

Transcripts:

Providing academic records during the application process. All applicants are required to upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Applicants should NOT send official transcripts as part of the application process.

Providing academic records after admission. Once an applicant has been extended an offer of admission to the University of Cincinnati and has accepted the offer, s/he must submit an official transcript showing conferral of a baccalaureate degree or higher as soon as possible to the address below. The university defines “official” transcripts as transcripts that have been received from a secure, authenticated issuing institution and bears validation (e.g., a seal, logo, or watermark), including a date, and an appropriate signature. Official transcripts MUST be sent forward in their original, sealed envelope. The absolute final deadline for submission of official transcripts is one week before the start of the student’s first semester. Students will NOT be allowed to complete a full semester without providing verification of an earned baccalaureate degree or higher. Any discrepancy later found between student-provided unofficial transcripts and official transcripts will be grounds for dismissal. Official Transcripts should be sent to one of the following addresses:

Regular U.S. postal mail: Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
2614 McMicken Circle
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

UC Alumni

Students who have received degrees from the University of Cincinnati do not need to submit official paper copies of their UC transcripts.

 

Students with degrees received in China

Applicants who have received degrees in China will upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Unofficial transcripts do NOT need to be verified at this stage of the application process.

 

After being accepted to join a graduate program

Applicants who have earned a degree in China must submit an English-version verification report from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) of their final transcripts and degree certificates.  All verification reports must be sent to the University of Cincinnati directly by the CDGDC to be considered official. No other verification will be accepted. Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGDC after their degree is completed and request that their degree verification report be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after conferral.

Verification reports can be ordered at the following websites:

 

Verification reports are due to the Graduate School one week prior to the start of the student’s first semester. Failure to submit verification reports on time will result in a student being placed in non-matriculated status and loss of his/her student visa status. Verification reports should be sent to one of the following addresses:

Regular U.S. postal mail: Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
2614 McMicken Circle
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

 

Application Deadlines

Fall -   application deadline: July 1. Students should be confirmed/notified by August 1.

Spring – app deadline November 15. Confirmed/notified by December 15

Summer – app deadline April 1. Confirmed/notified by April 15.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.



Gainful Employment Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.

Generally, GE Programs include:

  • At public and private not-for-profit institutions: Title IV-eligible non-degree programs (e.g., certificate and diploma programs).
  • At for-profit institutions: All Title-IV eligible instructional programs, degree and non-degree.

http://cech.uc.edu/student_services_center/undergraduate-students/gainful-employment.html