Provisional Online Teaching Certification
KSU faculty who do not hold online teaching certification can be awarded provisional online teaching certification if they are unable to attend a certification option before the semester they are scheduled to teach an online course. Provisional online teaching certification is based on prior online teaching experience and/or completion of an online facilitation course.
Provisional online teaching certification is awarded for one semester, and cannot be renewed.
During that semester, the faculty member must complete one of the below training options to obtain university online teaching certification. Faculty who do not complete one of the options for online teaching certification may not be scheduled to teach an online course beyond the provisional semester.
Options for obtaining a Provisional Online Teaching Certification include:
- Successfully compete the KSU Provisional Online Teaching Certification Workshop. This workshop is offered online and takes 2-4 hours to complete. To be eligible for this training, the faculty member’s department chair should email Dr. Jim Cope requesting the training for the faculty member. Dr. Cope will then email the faculty member a link to access the registration form.
- If the faculty member has taught online or completed online teaching certification training at another institution (other than SPSU or KSU), then he/she can be awarded provisional online teaching certification. To complete this process, the faculty member should have his/her department chair request the provisional certification by emailing Dr. Cope a copy of the faculty member’s vitae that contains the online teaching experience and/or online teacher training information. It would be helpful if this information were highlighted.
If you have any questions about your online teaching certification, please email Dr. Jim Cope.
Options for Obtaining Permanent Online Teaching Certification include:
- Distance Learning Center's Teaching Academy for Distance Learning (TADL)
- Distance Learning Center’s Online Course Facilitation Program (OCFP) workshop
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ “Build a Web Course Workshop.”
- Bagwell College of Education’s Online Course Development workshop.
- College of the Arts’ “COTA Boot Camp” for online course development.
- CETL’s Online Course Development Workshop (OCD).
- CETL's Effective Online Facilitation Workshop (EOF).