Certificate in Online Teaching Pedagogy

Drake University Extension Education in conjunction with the Iowa AEA Professional Development Online Learning System now offers a certificate in Online Teaching Pedagogy. This is a unique opportunity for educators at all levels to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective online instructor. The certificate validates that the holder has successfully completed a specific number of required and elective courses that were developed by the Iowa AEA Professional Development Online Learning System as well as others provided by Drake University Extension Education.

In order to receive the certificate, you must take all courses for Drake University Extension Education graduate credit (EDMA). Please contact Chuck Sengstock upon completion of your coursework. He will validate that you have completed the courses and issue your certificate.

The required courses through the Iowa AEA Professional Development Online Learning System are as follows:

  • Assessment, Feedback and Evaluation - 2 Credits, $310 
  • Introduction to the Online Learner - 1 Credit, $155
  • Online Learning Instructional Design - 2 Credits, $310
  • Online Facilitation - 2 Credits, $310
  • Technology for Online Instruction - 2 Credits, $310

Students are required to take a total of six hourse of electives. Elective courses are offered directly through Drake University Extension Education and AEA PD Online. They are as follows:

  • EDMA 222 - Action Research in the E-Learning Environment - 3 credits, $725
  • EDMA 223 - Blended and Synchronous Learning Design - 3 credits, $725
  • EDMA 224 - Building Online Collaborative Environments - 3 credits, $725
  • Blended Learning (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - AEA PD Online, $310
  • Designing Online Lessons, including SoftChalk  (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - AEA PD Online, $310
  • Community Facilitation (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - AEA PD Online, $310
  • Instructional Design II  (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - AEA PD Online, $310
  • Facilitation II  (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - AEA PD Online, $310
  • Synchronous Learning  (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - AEA PD Online, $310

Required Course Registration Links

Introduction to the Online Learner (1 Credit) - Offered through AEA PD Online - click preferred dates to register

Online Learning Instructional Design (2 Credits) - Offered through AEA PD Online - click preferred dates to register

Online Facilitation (2 Credits) - Offered through AEA PD Online - click preferred dates to register

Online Assessment, Feedback, and Evaluation (2 Credits) - Offered through AEA PD Online

  • Future dates TBD

Technology for Online Instruction (2 Credits) - Offered through AEA PD Online - click preferred dates to register

Elective Registration Links

Action Research in the E-Learning Environment (3-Credits, EDMA 222)- Offered by Drake/PLS

  • January 14 - March 10, 2014
  • February 11 - April 7, 2014
  • March 4 - April 28, 2014

Blended and Synchronous Learning Design (3-Credits, EDMA 223) - Offered Drake/PLS

  • January 14 - March 10, 2014
  • February 11 - April 7, 2014
  • March 4 - April 28, 2014

Building Online Collaborative Environments (3-Credits, EDMA  224)- Offered Drake/PLS

  • January 14 - March 10, 2014
  • February 11 - April 7, 2014
  • March 4 - April 28, 2014

Blended Learning (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - Offered through AEA PD Online - click preferred dates to register

Designing Online Lessons, including SoftChalk  (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - Offered through AEA PD Online - click preferred dates to register

Online Teaching Best Practices (2 credits - MOLLIE) - Offered through AEA PD Online - click preferred dates to register

Community Facilitation (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - Offered through AEA PD Online

  • February 19 - March 25, 2014

Instructional Design II  (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - Offered through AEA PD Online

  • April 2 - May 6, 2014

Online Facilitation II  (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - Offered through AEA PD Online

  • April 2 - May 6, 2014

Synchronous Learning  (2 Credits - MOLLIE) - Offered through AEA PD Online

  • TBD

Please Note

The certificate will be issued when the student has successfully completed all of the required courses as well as six hours of electives. The certificate validates completion of the course sequence and/or a concentrated area of study but is not a degree, endorsement or recognized teaching credential.

Pleases contact Evan Abbey or Chuck Sengstock for more information.

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