The University of Toledo
Virtual Educator Certificate Program
The Online Virtual Educator Certificate program is designed for teachers, media/technology specialists, and other educational professionals to teach in a virtual school environment. The program requires completion of four (12 semester hours) of graduate courses. All courses are offered online (distance learning). Twelve credit hours earned by a non-degree seeking graduate certificate course credit may be applied toward the M.Ed. degree program. This certificate will provide candidates with greater opportunities to be hired for virtual teaching positions.
Candidates in the program acquire the pedagogical skills and knowledge needed for teaching in a virtual school. These include an essential foundation in Educational Technology, which is the ability to design instruction and select strategies and media to meet the needs of diverse learners in an online environment. Candidates in this certificate program will be immersed in the learning process both as an online student and as an online teacher providing valuable experiences in understanding the needs and changing roles that exists as part of an online learning environment. Candidates will examine the application of learning theories and best practices in the design of instruction and be introduced to a variety of new and exciting technologies that can enhance teaching and learning in an online learning environment.
Program of Study
Complete 6 semester hours of required course work.
Complete 6 semester hours from the following three elective courses:
Prospective Students: Admission Guidelines
The application process for the Virtual Educator Certificate Program is entirely completed online. The following are minimum application requirements for admission consideration to the Certificate Program in Educational Technology. The University of Toledo application requirements and other relevant information are available at the Graduate Studies website and should be able to answer all of your application-related questions. Using the links to the College of Graduate Studies, an applicant can apply to the program by completing paper forms or by submitting an application online. Follow the links below to learn more about admissions and how to begin the application process:
Candidates admitted to the program must have the following:
If you have any difficulty selecting the appropriate application or finding information related to financial support for international students, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at 419.530.4723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Created 1/07. Last Updated July 9, 2014.