Online K-12 Teaching Certificate & Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Online Instruction Endorsement

Prepare yourself to teach engaging lessons in online or blended learning environments. The ESU program is unique. We have professors that have been working in online education since 2004 to the present day within a wide variety of virtual K12 schools. We also collaborate with CIU20 to meet different credit needs. The courses are convenient, providing valuable interaction with peers where you examine real issues in education. The online program can be completed in one year.

All courses can be fully integrated into the partner programs in Professional & Secondary Education M.Ed. & Instructional Technology M.Ed. Most other ESU, M.Ed. programs can utilize some or all the credits as electives.

All About Online K-12 Teaching Certificate at ESU

What do students learn to do?

  • Students gain confidence in teaching and learning online. They learn to design an online course for successful learning!
  • First, students examine learner diversity and strategies to enhance student presence.
  • Then, students learn to use many technology tools for engagement and complete the instructional design process, including Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.
  • Last, students analyze data using learning analytics and create assessments for a variety of goals, with an emphasis on authentic and meaningful experiences.

Courses are 100% online

There are a variety of synchronous and asynchronous classes to model effective learning for developing students.

  • Synchronous courses allow for video conferencing interaction with the professor and whole class during weekly times. Meeting times can be found on the course schedule.
  • Asynchronous courses allow for more schedule flexibility. Video conferencing interaction is either voluntary or during times agreed upon by a group or class.
  • Having both course delivery methods allows the student to thoughtfully consider the delivery methods for their learning goals.

All About Online K-12 Teaching Certificate at ESU

What do students learn to do?

  • Students gain confidence in teaching and learning online. They learn to design an online course for successful learning!
  • First, students examine learner diversity and strategies to enhance student presence.
  • Then, students learn to use many technology tools for engagement and complete the instructional design process, including Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.
  • Last, students analyze data using learning analytics and create assessments for a variety of goals, with an emphasis on authentic and meaningful experiences.

Courses are 100% online

There are a variety of synchronous and asynchronous classes to model effective learning for developing students.

  • Synchronous courses allow for video conferencing interaction with the professor and whole class during weekly times. Meeting times can be found on the course schedule.
  • Asynchronous courses allow for more schedule flexibility. Video conferencing interaction is either voluntary or during times agreed upon by a group or class.
  • Having both course delivery methods allows the student to thoughtfully consider the delivery methods for their learning goals.

Innovative Faculty


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Online K-12 Teaching Certificate have earned positions as:


Learn more about the Online K-12 Teaching Certificate.

Professional Licensure Disclosures and Distance Learning State Authorization: Applicants who are applying to programs that may lead to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. Please see ESU's professional licensure disclosures, Evaluation of Conduct Record, and check licensure requirements by occupation and state at CareerOneStop.

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered in the Professional & Secondary Education department, please contact the secretary at ccooper12@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209 P
Phone:
(570) 422-3363
Title of Department Leader
Graduate Coordinator
Name
Mary (Liz) Azukas
Phone:
(570) 422-3352