Saginaw Valley State University

7400 Bay Rd, University Center, MI 48710

Program Details

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 Overview

    • Degree Level:
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
    • Tuition Basis :
      weeklong courses

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

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