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.

Optional Benefit: 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.

Instructional Methods: Courses are 100% online. There are a variety of synchronous and asynchronous classes to model effective learning for developing students.

Sequence - Four Courses

Payment Deferment

Payment deferment opportunity for participating for P.E.T. schools

Finishing Up

PDE Online Instruction Endorsement: Once you are finished with all courses, apply through the TIMS System for the Online Instruction Endorsement (Code: Type = 58; Subject = 1184).

Eligible candidates must have a valid PA Level 1 or Level II teaching certification at the time of application.

ESU Certificate: All post-baccalaureate students that complete this course sequence are eligible for the ESU certificate in Online K-12 Teaching.

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

Contact Information

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