K-12 Online Instruction Endorsement Program

A fully online program for those interested in designing, developing, teaching, and assessing courses and learners in blended, hybrid, and online educational settings. 


K-12 Online Instruction Endorsement Program
Admission Requirements
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Instructional I or II teaching certification
- FBI, Criminal, and
Child Abuse Clearances
Required Courses
EDU 601
Emerging Trends and Professional Responsibilities forOnline Instructors
(3 credits)
EDU 602
Designing and Developing
K-12 Online and Blended Content
(3 credits)
EDU 603
Effective Teaching in K-12
Online Settings
(3 credits)
EDU 604
Authentic Online Assessment
Practices for the
21st Century Learner
(3 credits)
For information, please contact:
Stephanie Smith Budhai, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Education

Neumann University is one of the first teacher education programs in the state approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to offer the K-12 Online Instruction Endorsement Program. The K-12 Online Instruction Endorsement Program will help increase teachers’ ability to teach in blended, hybrid, and fully online k-12 settings, and prepare them to leverage emerging learning technologies to provide k-12 online students access to the curriculum guided by the Common Core State Standards. This program will help teachers and instructional designers provide high quality online instruction and program development by mastering the set of eleven National Standards for Quality Online Teaching established by The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Students will leave the program with the ability to effectively design, develop, instruct, and assess a wide-range of learners in online settings.


Program Highlights: 

~ Adds a PDE-approved Endorsement to your 

~ Finish in as little as two semesters 

~ All courses are in an 100% online, accelerated
   8-week format 

~ Gain practical field experience at K-12
   virtual schools 

~ Learn techniques for online, blended and
   traditional settings 

~ Apply courses toward a Master’s or earn
   ACT 48 credits


The K-12 Online Instruction Endorsement is for:

~ Teachers who instruct in fully online, hybrid,
   and blended settings 

~ Instructional Designers and Online Course

~ Virtual School Administrators and Curriculum 

~ Educational and Instructional Technology

~ Teachers in traditional settings looking to
   leverage emerging technology 





PA Department of Education
  International Association for K-12 Online Learning