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Penn GSE's certificate program in Virtual Online Teaching (VOLT), part of Innovation @ Penn GSE, is designed for k-12 and post-secondary instructors interested in harnessing technology to design and implement curricula in online and blended learning environments. Putting theory into practice, the program is taught entirely online through a series of learning modules delivered in synchronous and asynchronous fashion. Our program prepares participants to teach in both blended and fully online environments, and its structure follows internationally recognized standards for teaching online. Students will learn online strategies for classroom management, student engagement, instructional design, differentiation, participatory learning, digital literacies, assessment and evaluation, and emerging technologies.

The Certificate in Online Teaching strengthens the dossier of instructors across the spectrum, from elementary to graduate school. For Pennsylvania teachers, the certificate can be supplemented with a practicum and will thereby meet the requirements for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Endorsement for Online Instruction.

Visit our website to learn more about the VOLT program!