Online Teaching and Learning Certificate (OTLC)
Get Certified Online to Teach Online
Earn a professional certificate in online teaching in 5 months, from nationally known leaders in theological instruction.
The Online Teaching and Learning Certificate program is designed for theological instructors or administrators to gain knowledge of and to begin teaching in a virtual environment.
The Instructors who teach for the certification program are associated with ATS theological schools, have a Doctorate in educational or theological field with deep experience in distance learning. Many have taught with the Wabash Center or in other professional development settings.
Upon completion of 5 of the 6 courses the instructor will have the ability to confidently design, develop and teach an online course. The courses are also designed to progress through a developing schedule and if desired with minimal extra effort could allow an instructor to have a course ready for delivery in the online environment upon completion of the certificate.
Courses may be taken for CEU credit or for master level credit.
Each course will award 2 CEU's. Courses are 4 weeks each and will require about 3-6 hours a week to complete. Single courses may be taken individually, if a certificate is not desired.
All six courses are offered in master level courses TL501-TL503 included in course CE501-Introduction to Online Theological Teaching and Assessment Strategies; And courses TL504-TL506 included in CE502-Creating Online Ministry Communities.
This program has graduated Instructors, administrators and lay church leadership with a desire to incorporate online pedagogical practices into their unique environment are learning in the OTLC certificate program. Some of our graduates are listed below. Please review the program candidates for online teaching instruction.
Courses are $350.00 each or if courses are paid in advance a fee of $1625.00 (a $125.00 discount).
Courses taken at master level will have an additional assessment project at the end and will enroll through the admissions office as a three credit hour course with the fees the same as for master credit under special student status ($477 - verify fees with admissions office). Please contact the admissions office to register.
2012 Course List
Courses in the certificate will be offered Jan – Jul fully online on the following dates
NOTE: Students are encouraged to take all of the courses. Courses ONE, TWO and THREE are sequential in nature. Electives can be taken without prerequisites.
Jan. 7 – Feb. 1
COURSE ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGICAL ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING (TL501)Description
Instructor: Richard NysseBIO
Feb. 4 – March 1
COURSE TWO: INSTRUCTIONAL TEACHING STRATEGIES (TL502)description
Instructor: Johnathan D. Messer, Ph.D. Candidatebio
March 4 – March 28
COURSE THREE: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN THEOLOGICAL INSTRUCTION (TL503)description
Instructor: Paul Tippeybio
April 1 – April 26
ELECTIVE: BUILDING THEOLOGICAL ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITIES (TL504)Description
Instructor: Ronald Hannafordbio
Apil 29 – May 24
ELECTIVE: DEVELOPING ONLINE THEOLOGICAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES (TL505)description
Instructor: Mary Lowebio
June 3 – June 28
ELECTIVE: MOODLE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) TRAINING (TL506)description
Instructor: Phyllis Ennistbio
Click the link below to register online