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Certificate in Online Teaching & Program Administration

Bay Path's Certificate in Online Teaching & Program Administration is designed for those seeking to gain expertise in the field of online teaching and learning, as well as, higher education organization and governance. Graduate will become knowledgeable of trends and best practices in online teaching, curriculum development, course design, course and program assessment, online community building, and innovative teaching practices, as well as, institutional organization and leadership.

Students in this certificate program will gain an understanding of online educational pedagogy, course design and delivery, educational technologies, higher education assessment, best online practices, and organizational leadership. 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; and an understanding of primary issues related to higher education management, governance, and leadership.

• 15 CREDIT CERTIFICATE - 5 CORE COURSES
• COURSES ARE OFFERED 100% ONLINE
• CLASSES BEGIN EVERY FEBRUARY, JUNE, AND OCTOBER

* 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 February (one year)
* Start at the end of June (Summer) and finish the following June (one year)


DID YOU KNOW? STUDENTS CAN COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OR USE THEIR CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK TO CONTINUE AT BAY PATH TO COMPLETE THE MS IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION - ONLINE TEACHING & PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATIONdoctor of health science - online teaching concentration, or the occupational therapy doctorate - education track

Curriculum & Schedules

Code Course Name Credit Hours
MHE505 Organization and Governance of Higher Education 3

This course provides an overview of the organizational characteristics and processes of colleges and universities with an emphasis upon the governance structure, i.e., the process for making major policy decisions. Additionally, students will be introduced to the sources of power and influence typically found in academic organizations, along with the primary issues related to organization and governance of higher education.

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.