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Applications now open: Teaching Online Certificate

One teacher – with administrator approval and letter of reference – from each attendance center in every accredited K-12 school system (public, non-public, tribal/BIE) may now apply for the opportunity to take coursework to earn the Quality Matters© Teaching Online Certificate. Administrators may identify one individual from their building to participate.

Registration is continuous for the 23 cohorts that will run in 2021 starting in January.

Funding for this opportunity is made possible through the Department of Education’s Rethinking K-12 Education Models, or REM, grant. For more information, please contact Stephanie Hansen in our Division of Learning and Instruction or visit our REM Grant webpage.

Time commitment:

  • Participants must complete all coursework and then serve in a leadership or mentor role for other educators in their school
  • Seven courses over 11 weeks (most asynchronously)
  • Two sessions of synchronous meetings (two hours each; two consecutive days) (outside of the teaching day)
  • On average, seven hours of coursework per week
Additional benefit: Each district/system will receive a subscription to Quality Matters and can take advantage of all the resources offered by QM over the three-year period of the grant.


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