Online Teaching pK12 Educators

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Online Teaching for pK-12 Educators is designed for current educators with content expertise in their respective areas who are interested in teaching and learning in an online environment. These educators would be those looking for online pedagogical knowledge, technology skills, and an understanding of the current and future roles of online education in meeting student learning needs in the pK-12 environment.

Program Objectives

  • Designed for current educators with content expertise in their respective areas who are interested in teaching and learning in an online environment
  • Provides Teachers online pedagogical knowledge, technology skills, and an understanding of the current and future roles of online education in meeting student learning needs in the pK-12 environment
  • Be able to articulate the pedagogical underpinnings of online education and develop instructional strategies appropriate to the online student
  • Think creatively and critically of ways in which online education can serve to meet the learning needs of students
  • Master a variety of technology skills using current information, communication, and learning technologies
  • Develop instructional and assessment strategies using research based data-driven decision making to inform instruction
  • Envision emerging technology trends and their application in teaching and learning

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • 2 years or less completion time
  • Summer & holiday breaks
  • One course completed every 8 weeks
  • Classes meet in an online format

Areas of Study:

Course Title Hours
OTES 6100 Introduction to pK-12 Online Education 3
EDT 6005 Web Tools for Educators 3
EDT 6015 Productivity Tools for Educators 3
OTES 6400 Learning Theories and Online Instructional Strategies 3
OTES 6500 Instructional Design for Digital Learning 3
OTES 6700 Assessment and Student Success in an Online Environment 3
EDT 6060 Trends and Future of Technology in Education 3
IDT 6200 Social Computing 3
FPR 6640 Teacher as Researcher 3
EDU 6556 Seminar in Reflective Practice (Capstone Course) 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Masters Capstone Experience:

The capstone experience for Online Teaching for pK-12 Educators is the last course, Seminar in Reflective Practice. As the capstone course, candidates will demonstrate online instruction in a field setting by designing a unit of study or block of instruction using online instructional strategies. Candidates will then teach the unit to students in an educational setting, analyze student learning gains, and reflect on their implementation of online instruction. Candidates will demonstrate their proficiency, knowledge and skills by integrating technology as a teaching and learning tool throughout the unit or block on instruction and its implementation.

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.