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Online Teaching and Learning Certificate (OTLC)

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Contact: Phyllis Ennist
pjennist@united.edu | 937.529.2264 or
admissions@united.edu | 800.322.5817


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Get Certified Online to Teach Online

Earn a professional certificate in online teaching in 5 months, from nationally known leaders in theological instruction.

  • Overview

    Contact: Phyllis Ennist
    pjennist@united.edu | 937.529.2264 or
    admissions@united.edu | 800.322.5817

    The Online Teaching and Learning Certificate program is designed for theological instructors or administrators to gain knowledge of and to begin teaching in a virtual environment. 

    Participants have the ability to discuss theological online best practices and assessment strategies. They will have the opportunity to transition their traditional course and/or have the opportunity to create a new fully online course by program completion. 

    The Instructors who teach for the certification program are associated with ATS theological schools, have a Doctorate in educational or theological field with deep experience in distance learning. Many have taught with the Wabash Center or in other professional development settings.

    Upon completion of the 5 courses and final project the instructor or participant will have the ability to confidently design, develop and teach an online course. The courses are designed to teach components of online course design process. Each of the courses along with the final project will provide a complete learning experience of designing a full course in a LMS environment. Either your environment may be used to demonstrate learning objectives or participants may use our Learning Management System (LMS).  

    Each course will award 2 CEU's. 

    Courses are 4 weeks each and will require about 3-6 hours a week to complete. Single courses may be taken individually, if a certificate is not desired.

    Program Success
    This program has graduated Instructors, administrators and lay church leadership with a desire to incorporate online pedagogical practices into their unique environment are learning in the OTLC certificate program. Some of our graduates are listed below. Please review the program candidates for online teaching instruction.

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  • Fees

    Contact: Phyllis Ennist
    pjennist@united.edu | 937.529.2264 or
    admissions@united.edu | 800.322.5817

    Courses are $400.00 each or if courses are paid in advance a fee of $1,850.00 (a $150.00 discount). 

  • Courses/Schedule

    Contact: Phyllis Ennist
    pjennist@united.edu | 937.529.2264 or
    admissions@united.edu | 800.322.5817

    2014 Course List
    Courses in the certificate will be offered Feb – June fully online on the following dates

    NOTE: Students are encouraged to take all of the courses. Single courses may be taken if a certificate is not desired.


    Feb. 1 – Feb. 28
    COURSE ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGICAL ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING (TL501)Description

    Instructor: Richard NysseBIO


    March 3 – March 28
    COURSE TWO: INSTRUCTIONAL TEACHING STRATEGIES (TL502)description

    Instructor: Johnathan D. Messer, Ph.D. Candidatebio


    March 31 – April 25
    COURSE THREE: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN THEOLOGICAL INSTRUCTION (TL503)description

    Instructor: Paul Tippeybio


    April 28 – May 23
    ELECTIVE: BUILDING THEOLOGICAL ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITIES (TL504)Description

    Instructor: Ronald Hannafordbio


    May 27 – June 20
    ELECTIVE: DEVELOPING ONLINE THEOLOGICAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES (TL505)description

    Instructor: Mary Lowebio


    Final project must be submitted by July 18


  • Register

    Click the link below to register online

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