Certificate in Online Teaching and Training
Coastal Carolina University offers FULLY ONLINE coursework leading to the new graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Training (COTT), providing opportunities for educators to develop advanced competencies in designing, delivering and managing effective online instruction for virtual school contexts. This 12 credit curriculum is approved by the South Carolina State Department of Education; students completing the four courses are eligible to apply to the SDE for this new add-on certification.
REQUIRED COURSES (6 credits)
- EDIT 650 Teaching and Learning Online (3) (Prereq: EDIT 604)
- EDIT 660 Advanced Online Teaching (3) (Prereq: EDIT 650)
ELECTIVE COURSES (select two - 6 credits):
- EDIT 604 Teaching with Technology (3)
- EDIT 610 Instructional Design and Tech. Integration (3)
- EDIT 620 Technology Planning and Management (3)
- EDIT 630 Development of Instructional Multimedia (3)
Admission requirements for the Online Teaching endorsement curriculum:
- Completion of the application form and payment of the $45 application fee.
- Transcripts - You must submit an official transcript from every institution you have attended. Receipt of a baccalaureate or any higher degree must be clearly indicated on the transcript from the awarding institution. Official transcripts are those sent by the registrar of a college or a university directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies does not order transcripts from any institution.
- Official Scores - No tests are required for admission to the Online Teaching Certificate program.
- Application Deadlines
The Office of Graduate Studies admits non-degree students on a rolling basis. However, course registrations typically fill well in advance of each session. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to complete the non-degree application process at least two weeks prior to ensure course availability.
EDIT 604 - Teaching with Technology (3). A standards-based investigation of instructional technologies and their potential to improve teaching practice, professional productivity, and student performance.
EDIT 610 - Instructional Design and Technology Integration (3). Design and evaluation of technology-supported teaching and learning. Emphasis on research-based practices in technology integration.
EDIT 620 - Technology Planning and Management (3). Theories and strategies for planning and managing instructional technology resources for classroom, project, and school implementation. Emphasis on evaluation, acquisition, installation, operation, and administration.
EDIT 630 - Development of Instructional Multimedia (3). Application of design theories and development techniques to the production of multimedia learning objects using advanced authoring tools.
EDIT 650 - Teaching and Learning Online (3). Theory and best practices in the design, development, and implementation of online instruction for blended and distance-based applications.
EDIT 660 - Advanced Online Teaching (3). Advanced exploration of instructional theory and strategies for online teaching. Emphasis on best practices in implementation, assessment and management.
Instructional Technology - Coordinator
Dr. Jeremy Dickerson
Instructional Technology - Faculty
Dr. Corey Lee
Instructional Technology - Faculty
Dr. Joseph Winslow
Ms. Lynn Millard
Office of Graduate Studies
This 12 credit curriculum is approved by the South Carolina State Department of Education; students completing the four courses are eligible to apply to the SDE for this new add-on certification.