Program Overview

The online teaching certificate program at Saginaw Valley State University offers the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning.  Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online. Students will be learning how to build and improve online courses, foster online discussion, encourage student interaction, and form traditional assessment and online tests. The program will give the students the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. The instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.

The opportunities are remarkable for teaching online. Students will discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course, take home a ten-step model for developing their online course, and experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Students will gain the basic skills of creating online audio lectures with slide shows, self-quizzes enhancing learning, animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. 

Students will also engage in designing online instruction. Students will learn how to develop a web course, go over phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. They will discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Students will discuss the phases of design, development, and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction.

The online teaching certificate program is set up as three one-week long courses. The three courses are: Advanced Teaching Online, Designing Online Instruction, and Building Online Learning Communities. Students may take the courses in any order they want. All courses include the textbook required.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Saginaw Valley State University is a public, state institution located in University Center, Michigan. This institution was founded in 1963 and became state-supported in 1965. Throughout the 70s, the institution grew to incorporate masters programs and an increase in available degrees for undergraduate students. Part of the mission of Saginaw Valley State University is "by fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serve, the university prepares its graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society."

    SVSU offers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as professional certificates and doctorates, from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences
    • College of Business and Management
    • College of Education
    • College of Health and Human Sciences
    • College of Science, Engineering and Technology

    Saginaw Valley State University, together with Ed4Online helps students to train for a new career or advance in a current career through online, self-paced, open enrollment programs.


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