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.

In order to earn the Master Online Teaching continuing education certificate, a student must successfully complete:

  1. Three core courses
  2. One of the core choice courses
  3. One elective course, and
  4. The Master Online Teacher Practicum

Take all courses before the Practicum, although the elective course may be taken concurrently. All courses in the Master Online Teacher certificate are 8-week courses. No 4-week Advanced Online Seminars fulfill MOT requirements.

In order to earn the certificate, participants must have completed the required course work and demonstrated knowledge in the following areas related to online teaching and learning:

  • Roles of faculty in online courses
  • Roles of students in online courses
  • Communications in online courses
  • Collaborative nature of online courses
  • Available technologies for delivering online courses
  • Methods of assessment for online courses
  • Learning outcomes in online courses
  • Learning activities in online courses
  • Evaluation of online courses

The projects required to complete each course provide an electronic portfolio that demonstrates knowledge in the areas identified as most important to quality online teaching.

Required Courses Check List to Earn This Certificate

Each participant must complete the following courses to be eligible for the Mater Online Teacher Continuing Education Certificate.

Must successfully complete all of the following:

  • Overview of Online Instruction
  • Instructional  Design for Online Course Development
  • Student Assessment in Online Courses
  • Practicum

Must successfully complete one of the following Core Choice courses:

  • Universal Design Principles for Online Learning
  • Technology Tools for Online Learning
  • Encouraging Communication

Must successfully complete one of the following electives (must be different than Core Choice):

  • Blended Learning Design and Instruction
  • Technology Tools for Online Learning
  • Universal Design Principles for Online Learning
  • Sims, Labs, and Multimedia for Online Learning
  • Global eLearning