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Northwest Missouri State University

e-Teaching Certificate Program

This 15 hour graduate program will consist of online courses for educators interested in teaching online and corporate educators interested in training online. The program is offered through the Department of Math/Computer Science/Information Systems.

Online Courses

Course No.

Course Name


When Offered?

44-582 Technology Curriculum & Integration 3 Fall odd years
44-585 Instructional Tech & the Learning Process  
3 Summer even years
44-614 Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning 3 Fall even years
44-635 Instructional Systems Design 3 Spring even years
44-650 Building a Virtual Learning Environment 3 Summer odd years
  Total Hours 15

Course Descriptions

44-582 Technology Curriculum & Integration
An examination of standards and curriculum utilized in developing K-12 online instruction.
44-585 Instructional Technology and the Learning Process
An in-depth study of the cognitive process as it relates to a virtual learning environment.
44-614 Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
An introduction to online teaching and learning. Various topics will be explored as they relate to online teaching and learning including types of virtual learning, online teaching methods and strategies, communication, student engagement/interactivity, digital citizenship (legal and ethical issues related to technology), and web-based technology tools.
44-635 Instructional Systems Design
Examines the fundamental principles of instructional design as they apply to instruction and online learning. Special emphasis on web-based instructional design and delivery.
44-650 Building a Virtual Learning Environment
This course provides an in-depth study of building a virtual (online) learning environment. Various learning management systems (LMS) will be explored and evaluated. The course will focus on developing a quality online course for successful e-Learning.  Criteria and/or standards for developing a quality online course will be explored. Students will learn to become a peer evaluator for quality online content and/or online courses.

Contact Us

For further information contact:

Dr. Carolyn Hardy, Advisor
Math/CS/IS Department
Phone: 660.562.1801