Online Instruction Endorsement

Online and blended learning have transformed education by increasing access, delivering technology-infused content, and providing a student-centered approach to learning.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Letter of Endorsement Online 12

Why Study Online Instruction at Wilkes?

With the growth of online learning, it’s essential for educators to be prepared to design successful online programs, facilitate learning communities, and adapt to changing classroom models ranging from fully online to blended/hybrid. An Online Instruction Letter of Endorsement helps you use emerging technologies to achieve better student outcomes.

Wilkes is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer the Online Instruction Endorsement. The endorsement consists of 12 credits culminating in 20 hours of field experience. It is offered as a standalone option or an embedded part of the Online Teaching degree program. Candidates interested in the endorsement must hold a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II teaching certificate.

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What Will You Learn as an Online Instruction Student?

  • You’ll learn how to design online learning environments and communicate effectively with online students.
  • You’ll explore how to implement online learning activities that engage diverse learners and how to develop a curriculum that uses new technologies.
  • You’ll gain essential skills to integrate instructional design models and emerging technologies in online coursework, as well as explore how to assess student performance in an online classroom setting.
  • You’ll promote social and ethical responsibility in online and blended classrooms by creating safe and supportive learning communities in an online learning management system platform.
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Program Highlights

Accelerated Online Courses

Our program is offered completely online with two sessions in each fall, spring, and summer semester. Courses are seven and eights weeks in length, meaning you can complete two courses each semester while focusing on one course at a time.

Prepare for Change

From cyber snow days to pivoting to online instruction during a crisis, educators have been faced with tremendous challenges. Our program prepares you to adapt and respond to the changing needs of students and districts alike.

Learn from Experts

Our online instruction endorsement program gives you the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of online instruction and to interact with online educators in your own district or university through field experience.

Tuition & Aid

Graduate education tuition for the 2021-22 academic year is $522 per credit, or $1,566 per course. Deferment is available for employers who reimburse tuition and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Careers & Outcomes

Graduates of our program continue to teach in their current setting or seek new career opportunities in online instruction environments like cyber schools or online institutions of higher education.

Employers: Western Wayne School District, Parkland School District, Wallenpaupack Area School District, Misericordia University, Marywood University, Luzerne County Community College, Agora Cyber Charter School, Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

Job Titles: Curriculum Director, Director of District Cyber School Division, Online Instruction Coach, Online Instructor, Teacher Trainer, Online Content Writer, Online Teacher

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