The Online Teaching and Learning Endorsement program is designed to prepare K-12 teachers to teach in a virtual school environment. You will 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 curricula. 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).
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. In this endorsement program you 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. You 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 your K-12 virtual school. You will continually be exposed to new and exciting technologies to enhance any learning environment you encounter now and in the future.
Students seeking to fulfill requirements for this endorsement must complete and submit a College of Education endorsement application through the Graduate Admissions Office. Both new students and students currently enrolled must complete an admission application to earn the endorsement.