The Distance Educator Certificate program provides PreK-12 educators, higher education faculty, administrators, school instructional staff, and trainers with practical skills, training, and preparation to provide the necessary leadership abilities to be effective distance educators. The certificate program will enhance educator preparation by providing opportunities for educators to navigate through virtual classrooms, utilize and manage instructional tools such as wikis and blogs, and communicate with and receive guidance from current virtual school instructors. This certificate program is financial aid eligible.
PreK-12 educators, higher education faculty, administrators, and school instructional staff who wish to obtain a certificate and/or increase their levels of expertise in distance education
Courses for the Distance Educator Certificate
Coursework for the Distance Educator Certificate is conducted entirely online. This approach allows participants to interact with each other via the Internet. This distance delivery option allows busy professionals to complete this certificate without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.
Faculty members for the Distance Educator Certificate are recognized scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition, many are also highly respected professional practitioners. They are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most important, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to inspire others.
Credits earned through the Distance Educator Certificate may be transferred into the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning offered at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education as six credits of electives (all 4 specializations).
Gainful employment programs are those programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The following link provides information about the cost, financing, student success, and occupations that may be related to the Distance Educator Certificate program.