Certificates

ION Certificates

ION Certificate programs are aligned to best practicing in the field of online learning, including the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership. The Certification programs consists of a series of courses that are to be completed with a “CR” (credit received) in all the required courses for that program.


Master Online Teacher (MOT)

This program certifies participants who achieve a demonstrated knowledge related to online course design, online instruction, and other issues related to online teaching and learning. These competencies make a master online teacher.

Who Should Enroll in this Program

The Master Online Teacher certificate is designed for faculty, administrators, and staff members interested in making online teaching an important part of their academic careers, or who wish to take a leadership role in online learning at their institutions. The breadth of certificate awardees continually grows.

Benefits of the Program

Many faculty teaching online courses today have no experience or formal training in online instruction, and their courses do not exploit the strengths of the online medium. Individuals who complete the certificate program understand the capabilities of current technologies for online teaching and learning, and as a result, are able to design pedagogically sound and highly engaging online content, learning activities, and student assessments.


Master Online Leader & Administrator (MOLA)

The Master Online Learning Administrator program, launching in Fall 2018, prepares faculty, administrators, and staff to lead online learning initiatives.

The certificate is a comprehensive professional development program based on the Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and provides researched best practices and practical insights from recognized leaders in the field.

Who Should Enroll in this Program

The Master Online Learning Administrator certificate is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff members, as well as, aspiring online leaders, interested in maximizing the strength and success of the online learning programs at their institutions.

Benefits of the Program

Many online leaders today have no experience or formal training in online instruction, and their courses do not exploit the strengths of the online medium. Individuals who complete the certificate program understand the role of being an administrative leaders and as a result, are able to support students and faculty in producing an effective online environment.


Digital Accessibility for Educators (DAE)

The Digital Accessibility for Educators certificate focuses on foundational information and specific skills for educators, instructional designers, and other staff who develop digital resources for courses.

Who Should Enroll in the Program

The Digital Accessibility for Educators certificate is designed for educators, instructional designers, and other staff members who create digital content for courses.

Benefits of the Program

Many faculty developing online courses have no experience or formal training in making those materials accessible, as federal law requires, which leaves both faculty and institutions at risk of legal action. Individuals who complete the certificate program will learn how to create accessible materials for their courses.