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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Online Instruction Endorsement Program (Online)


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OVERVIEW and MISSION 

The Online Instruction Endorsement Program at Neumann University prepares PK-12 teachers interested in blended and online course design, online teaching and program development, and assessment and evaluation practices in online and blended environments. Upon completion of this fully online program, the Online Instruction Endorsement is added to a current Instructional I or II teaching certificate. This program will help increase teacher’s ability to instruct in blended, hybrid, and fully online PK-12 settings, as well as prepare them to leverage emerging learning technologies to provide PK-12 online students access to the curriculum guided by the Common Core State Standards. The Online Instruction Endorsement Program at Neumann University is guided by the standards set of quality online teaching and learning practices by National Association for PK-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Quality Matters, and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Neumann University’s graduate program leading to the Online Instruction Endorsement is consistent with, and driven by, the University’s Mission Statement.  The program prepares PK-12 teachers to deliver blended and online course design, online teaching and program development, and assessment and evaluation practices in online and blended environments.

 

Progression/Retention Requirements

For the Online Instruction Endorsement, continued progress requires that the student maintain an overall “B” average (cumulative 3.00 GPA) in the required courses and satisfactory participation in the program. Completion of all course requirements for the program is not to exceed five years. Exemption to this time limitation must be applied for in a written request to the School Dean. The student must maintain an overall “B” average (cumulative 3.00 GPA) in all required courses, with no more than two grades of “C” level work. If the student’s GPA falls below a 3.0, the student will be put on probation. The student will have one semester to bring his/her GPA up above a 3.0. If this does not occur, the student will be dismissed from the program.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM: 12 CREDITS 

This endorsement may be incorporated into the Master of Science in Education. 

Three of the four courses have 10 hours of required field experience in virtual classrooms which will be arranged by your course instructors.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited, degree granting institution.
  • A completed Graduate Student Application online through www.neumann.edu/apply.
  • Official Transcripts from each regionally accredited, degree granting institution attended.
  • Letter of intent which outlines why you wish to pursue the endorsement.
  • Names and telephone numbers of two professional references.
  • Interview (as needed)
  • Entry into this program may be done on a matriculated or non-matriculated basis.
  • The candidate must hold a valid Pennsylvania Level I or Level II Teaching Certificate in order to have the endorsement added or can receive certificate of completion from Neumann University. The student can also earn Act 48 hours for the completed courses.

 

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