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K-12 Online Learning

Online Graduate Certificate in K-12 Online Learning

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About This Program

The K-12 online learning graduate certificate at American Military University (AMU) provides a foundation for teaching in online, face-to-face, and hybrid instructional settings. This program is delivered online.

AMU’s program encompasses:

  • Online teaching techniques aimed at improving learning when using technology 
  • Exposure to technology tools to facilitate online learning
  • Educational activities that address diverse needs of online learners

Course activities include animation-based assignments, case studies, and problem-based scenarios. There are opportunities to focus on professional interests, such as grant writing to support technology funding and technology integration across disciplines.

This graduate certificate program does not lead to state certification or licensure, nor can it be used to maintain state licensure or certification. 

NOTE: This program has specific admission requirements.

What You Will Do

  1. Analyze effective teaching and assessment approaches
  2. Evaluate ethical and legal issues related to online learning
  3. Apply various tools to facilitate effective online learning
  4. Create instructional activities that support the diverse needs of online learners

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
18
Cost Per Credit
$370 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
Online

Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4355

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This course examines the similarities and differences of the learning needs and abilities of adult and younger learners. The course emphasizes differentiated instruction and course development as applicable to adult and K-12 learners in traditional, virtual, and hybrid contexts. Topics include a historical perspective, diversity, andragogy versus pedagogy in the online classroom, trends and issues with technology education and online education, LMS elements, and basics of grant writing/technology grant writing.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4356

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This course will focus on the issue of ownership of certain types of intellectual property on the internet, which has become a critical issue with different technological platforms, digital tools, and apps becoming so prevalent in our schools and culture. In this course, online, face-to-face, and hybrid educators will learn about the different types of potential copyright infringement, fair use, and privacy aspects for students, exploring the implication for course development and instruction.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4357

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In this course, educators will develop an understanding of the structure of the different types of digital tools and their effect on raising student achievement. Evidence-based practices that address student achievement gains via technology will be examined. The course guides course participants in evaluating and applying technology across disciplines (e.g., math, science, language arts, social studies, music, art, P.E., and health) and to support students with special needs or who need remediation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4358

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In this course, educators will examine various approaches to the assessment of online learning. Topics include types of assessment, technology-enhanced assessment, assessment challenges, and using assessment data to inform instruction. Additionally, course participants will analyze assessment accommodations and explore program evaluation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4984

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This course examines various digital tools, apps, and emerging technologies appropriate for online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning environments, with a focus on online learning integration. Course participants learn about the potential for using social networking sites as vehicles for effective communication that can promote as well as inform. Educators will be exposed to cloud computing, WebQuests, and collaboration tools to be better prepared to integrate technology into K-16 instruction in ways that promote learners connecting, engaging, interacting, creating, problem-solving, and experiencing immersive learning.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Choose 3 credit hours from this section.

Course ID: 4359

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In this course, participants will explore and evaluate the different types of online learning platforms, as well as study the different components of asynchronous and synchronous instructional delivery from the perspective of an educator. Educators will evaluate basic course design principles, activities that foster student engagement, authentic assessment, and integration of media enhancements.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4361

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This advanced graduate course will examine the evidence-based practices for individual and collective student personalization in K-16+ classrooms and similar settings. Personalization is closely related to two additionally important approaches: individualization and differentiation. All three require a shift from a teacher-centered approach to an authentic student-centered approach. An effective student-centered focus requires tailoring of lessons to the abilities, interests, preferences, future life dreams, socio-emotional attributes, and other individual and collective needs of diverse students. The course examines motivation, assessment, and technological tools and how they pertain to personalization in online, face-to-face and hybrid contexts.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Dec 5
Register by Dec 2

Admission Requirements

All AMU master's degree and graduate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

In addition, the following is required for admission into this program. All documentation must be provided prior to course registration:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Official bachelor’s or master’s transcript showing conferral of degree
  • Graduate writing sample
  • Statement of Understanding (SOU)

Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation including a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government-issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students).

If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.

There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.
 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • This graduate certificate program does not lead to state certification or licensure, nor can it be used to maintain state licensure or certification. We strongly encourage you to explore your state-specific requirements prior to applying here in order to make an informed decision. In addition, you may email our coordinator of certification and licensure at certification@apus.edu
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 is required for admission into this program
  • You are required to take EDUC621 as the first course in this degree program, but other courses may be taken in conjunction with EDUC621

An AMU admissions representative will contact you via email or phone to assist you with the enrollment process, review your documentation, and notify you when you have been admitted into the program and may register for courses.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Need Help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or info@apus.edu.

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1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2021

Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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