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Online Instructor and Blended Learning Certification

Certificate Overview

BW's Online Instructor and Blended Learning Certification is designed to assist educators and other professionals in developing and improving the delivery of online courses and blended learning modules in a fast-paced world where remote instruction is increasingly important. BW's focus on applied learning means you will be able to make immediate use of what you learn. This certificate program is offered entirely online and offers flexibility and convenience for working professionals.

The certificate includes a sequence of three courses (9 credit hours) and is offered completely online. It is designed for K-12 and higher education faculty as well as non-educators who are interested in facilitating online training or improving their instruction.

This certificate is beneficial for:

  1. Licensed teachers seeking credentials to teach online or maximize web-based content for instruction.
  2. Educators who are interested in the stackable option to pursue a computer/tech endorsement or an MAEd.
  3. Non-educators seeking credentials to instruct or train within an online platform.

Note: The certificate is not endorsed by the state of Ohio, nor does it confer any official state licensure.

Questions?

Contact:
Susan Finelli-Genovese, Ed Tech Coordinator - sfinelli@bw.edu

Stackable Credentials

The short-term nature of a graduate certificate program helps you quickly add a valuable skill set to your professional credentials in as little as two semesters, attending part-time. As a stand-alone, BW's Certificate in Online Teaching and Blended Learning (9 credits) allows you to adapt your teaching skills to a multitude of online or blended learning environments.

To complete the K-12 Computer/Technology Endorsement, you can add 13 more credits, and to earn the MAEd in Leadership in Technology degree, another 12 credits.

Online Instructor and Blended Learning Certification Curriculum

This graduate certificate is comprised of three graduate education courses, which may also be applied toward the computer/technology teaching endorsement and the MAEd degree.

EDU-514 (3 credits): Instructional Technology Tools and Resources
EDU-516 (3 credits): Instructional Design and Integration
EDU-518 (3 credits): Online Teaching and Learning

Tuition - 2020-21

MAEd Program for K-12 EducatorsPer Credit Hour
MAEd Graduate Courses$725
MAEd Graduate Courses with School Partnership Program*$550

Unlike many graduate education programs, BW does not charge additional per-credit-hour fees.

* School Partnership Program: 100 area school districts have joined BW in the School Partnership Program allowing licensed teachers in these schools to earn a degree/license or endorsement at a discounted tuition rate.

Financial Aid

Loans for Graduate Students

Graduate students in the School of Education may pursue financial support in the form of educational loans.

If this is your first graduate degree, or if you earned a graduate or professional degree unrelated to K-12 education, you may consider pursuing federal direct student loans, graduate PLUS loans, or private education loans.

Graduate students who have already earned a master's degree related to K-12 education may utilize private education loans, which often have interest rates and repayment options that are as competitive or perhaps even better than the federal loans.