Keri Ann Viens
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Bay Path University's Certificate in Online Teaching is designed for those seeking to gain expertise in the field of online teaching and learning. Completion of the certificate helps professionals to position themselves in their organizations as knowledgeable of trends and best practices in online teaching, curriculum development, course design, course and program assessment, online community building, and innovative teaching practices.
Students in this certificate program will gain an understanding of online educational pedagogy, course design and delivery, educational technologies, higher education assessment, and best online practices. Outcomes of this certificate include an understanding of principles, philosophies and pedagogy of online learning; ability to evaluate learning theories and their use in online education, and analyze the effectiveness of various models of online education; ability to develop well-designed online course modules that incorporate best practices in online teaching and foster active learning communities.
* Start in October (Fall) and finish by mid August (at the end of the first summer session) (11 mo)
* Start at the end of February (Spring) and finish the following December (10 mo)
* Start at the end of June (Summer) and finish the following June (one year)
|Code||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|MHE610||Higher Education Curriculum Development||3|
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of curricula found in higher education. The course will briefly examine the historical and philosophical foundations from which current curricular models developed. Also included will be coverage of current practices in curriculum development in colleges and universities. Specific attention will be given to the role and impact of assessment and accreditation as related to curriculum development.
|MHE622||Foundations of Online Learning||3|
Provides an overview of the history, principles, philosophies, and pedagogy of online learning and how it differs from traditional face-to-face instruction. The role of the instructor, students, curriculum and technology will be closely examined. The applications of various learning theories, including adult learning theory, and their relationship to online education will also be explored. Students will evaluate the need for online learning opportunities and analyze the challenges associated with implementing online learning programs within an educational institution.
|MHE628||Designing and Teaching Online Courses||3|
This course provides students with an understanding of various instructional design approaches to online learning and their impact on students. Topics relating to backward design, developing assessments for the online classroom, constructivist teaching methods, and working with multiple intelligences and learning styles will also be examined. Students will apply their knowledge while developing engaging course content activities.
|MHE632||Building Online Learning Communities||3|
This course focuses on working with learners and communicating within an online learning environment. Topics covered will include synchronous and asynchronous communication and interaction, online, discussion facilitation strategies, developing clear course policies and expectations, engaging students in active learning, planning and managing group activities, strategies for working with difficult students, and developing a course community online. Effective course management strategies for the online classroom will also be explored. Students will examine the importance of clear, consistent communication in the online classroom.