Bemidji State University

1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, MN 56601

Program Details

Bemidji State University offers a Certificate in Online Teaching for students who are interested in working as part of an online community of educators whose responsibilities include educating students and monitoring and moderating activities as part of an online classroom. This certification program provides a foundation in the history of distance learning, instructional design, and the development of online courses necessary to prepare effective online teachers. Upon finishing the program, students will be certified in online teaching courses for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education, which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include critical issues in education, instructional design, distance education history and development, and a seminar in teaching online.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to apply an understanding of online education systems, business principles and models, and student learning using the internet to drive institutional and student success, to make effective decisions based on critical evaluation of research and data, to articulate the perspectives and interests of multiple stakeholders, to choose leadership approaches appropriate to the culture of the organization, to demonstrate an ability to deploy resources to achieve intended results, and to evaluate the potential impact of policies and processes on student outcomes.

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      100% Online
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    Undergraduate degree

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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