Current students and educators build skills and develop online teaching strategies with summer courses at Cal U.
Cal U is offering two courses that will help current students and K-12 teachers excel at online instruction.
Education students at Cal U or from any college or university may enroll in an undergraduate course, “EDU 335: Teaching in an Online Environment.”
Current classroom teachers may enroll in a graduate-level course, “MSE 750: Strategies in Teaching Online,” even if they are not seeking a master’s degree from Cal U. The course is one of four classes required to earn an Online Teaching endorsement — a credential approved by the state Department of Education that Pennsylvania teachers can add to their teaching certificates.
Cal U has been offering 100% online degrees for more than a decade, along with hundreds of individual online courses. Summer courses are taught by professors with experience in providing engaging, interactive lessons built on sound educational principles.
“The ability to teach effectively in an online environment should be part of every educator’s skill set,” says Dr. Connie Monroe, chair of Cal U’s Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership.
“With these courses, pre-service teachers can master the basics of online instruction and experienced educators can develop online teaching strategies they can use now and in the future.”
Both courses will be offered 100% online, so current and future teachers have the opportunity to both teach and learn in an online environment. Non-degree-seeking students are welcome.