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Online T&L Endorsement

The Online Teaching and Learning Endorsement program is designed to prepare K-12 teachers to teach in a virtual school environment. The program is offered by the Instructional Technology Program in the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development and is approved as an endorsement program by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). Candidates admitted to the program must (1) possess a valid, level four or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead professional teaching certificate, (2) present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate-level work attempted, and (3) submit a completed Disclosure and Affirmation Form that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Candidates in the program acquire the pedagogical skills and understandings needed for teaching in a virtual school thereby providing opportunities for K-12 students across the state equal access to a broad range of curriculum. A supporting and essential framework of instructional technology is the ability to design instruction and select strategies and media to meet the needs of all learners.

Candidates in this endorsement program will not only be immersed in the learning process as an online student but will also be involved in the instructional process as an online teacher. They will examine the application of learning theories in the design of instruction and examine best and/or promising practices and theories of online teaching and learning to practice within their K-12 virtual school.

Candidates will continually be exposed to new and exciting technologies to enhance any learning environment they encounter now and in the future.

Program of Study

Complete 9 semester hours of prescribed course work:

  • ITEC 8134 – Theories and Models of Instructional Design
  • ITEC 8135 – Pedagogy of Distance Learning
  • ITEC 8136 – Field Experience in Online Teaching and Learning

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Last updated: 1/10/2017

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