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Online Teaching Certification Program

At this time registration is closed, while we transition to Canvas, the new digital learning environment.

If you are in need of online teacher training soon, please consider scheduling a meeting with one of CETL's instructional developers: Jennifer Hendryx ( or Sarah Bradway (


The Online Teaching Certification Program invites instructors interested in getting a certificate in online teaching to register. The program provides instructors with strategies, techniques, and tools for online instruction. It also guides instructors on how to meet the goals of making online learning more engaging, building an online community of learners, and creating a highly interactive online learning environment. As a whole, the program provides ideas and tools to enhance student engagement as well as increase students’ academic success.

The Online Certification Program is competency-based for the three modules in it. If participants have enough background knowledge and experience, they can meet the requirements by simply passing the competency assignments for the modules, thereby demonstrating the knowledge and skills introduced through them.      

The program is open to all instructors interested in being certified for online teaching. New and experienced online instructors are encouraged to participate in the program. Instructors who are not teaching online are also welcome. Once an instructor enrolls in the program, an instructional designer will contact the instructor to provide further instructions on getting started.

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