Online Instruction Endorsement

Online 12 major credits * 1 year
Classes begin in January - reserve your seat today!
8 week courses • Blended Format or Online

Program Highlights & Benefits

100% online format

1 year completion time, including breaks

Finish one course every eight weeks

No weekend classes


The Online Teaching Endorsement is designed for post-baccalaureate candidates that have an Instructional I or Instructional II Pennsylvania teaching certificate. This program will prepare teachers to design and deliver blended and online courses to teachers in grades K-12.

What You Learn

The hallmark of students who complete a program of studies in the School of Education at Holy Family University is a love of learning, a passion that manifests itself in two ways. The first is a drive for both personal and professional growth, resulting in the mastery of content to be taught and the pedagogical skills needed to create effective classrooms. The second is an affirmation of the dignity of each human person. Students take the initiative to learn about others and the diverse viewpoints they contribute to society. Their passion for learning is rooted in their deep respect for students, parents, and colleagues; a respect that prompts them to provide the kind of instruction that will maximize student achievement and challenge themselves and others to think deeply about their experiences and their learning. As a consequence, our graduates lead by example and model for their students and colleagues the intellectual and moral rigor that characterizes the very best of educators.

How You Learn

This program is offered in an asynchronous online format. Cohorts of students enroll in two eight week sessions per semester and summer taking one course per eight week session. Asynchronous online activities which include assignments, webinars or chats, case studies, discussion threads, assessments and/or collaborative group activities are completed electronically using the Canvas learning management system.

As part of the program, you will complete a 20 hour capstone field experience in the K-12 classroom. In this field experience, students will demonstrate proficiency in the practical application of all program competencies. Students will develop and deliver a minimum of four blended or online lessons consistent with best practice in online instruction as learned in program coursework.

*Occasionally classes are offered in 14 week sessions over the summer-Summer courses will be completed in 6 1/2 weeks

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this program may serve in various roles within instructional and course design, online teaching, and online program development and evaluation.

Degree Requirements

Online Instruction Endorsement

EDUC 640History and Foundations of Distance Education: Emerging Trends and Ethical Considerations3
EDUC 641Assessment and Technology in Blended and Online Course Design and Instruction3
EDUC 642Engaging Learners in Blended and Online Learning3
EDUC 643Accessibility in Distance Education with Capstone Field Experience in Online Instruction3
 Total Credit Hours:12
Please Note:

This is only an introduction to the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order

*Online Instruction Endorsement option is not eligible for financial aid*