Professional Certificates

ION professional certificate programs are aligned to best practices in the field of online learning, including the Master Online Leadership Certificate which follows the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership. The continuing education programs consist of courses that are to be completed for continuing education hours. Students earning CEU hours have access to noncredit transcripts.

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Master Online Teacher (MOT)

This professional certificate program provides participants with skills 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 professional 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.

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Master Online Leader & Administrator (MOLA)

The Master Online Learning Administrator professional certificate prepares faculty, administrators, and staff to lead online learning initiatives. It 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 professional 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 leader and, as a result, are able to support students and faculty in producing an effective online environment.

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Digital Accessibility for Educators (DAE)

The Digital Accessibility for Educators professional 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 professional 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.

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