This 12-credit Teaching and Learning (Online) Certificate from Kansas State University prepares participants to create appropriate online environments to facilitate effective teaching and meaningful student learning in K-12 settings.
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This 12-credit hour Teaching and Learning (Online) Undergraduate Certificate from Kansas State University explores the pedagogy and best practices of online teaching and learning, and the necessary tools for designing, implementing, and teaching effective courses in virtual K-12 schools.

Program Goals

  • To provide a foundation in the pedagogy of online teaching and learning.
  • To prepare undergraduates to create online courses, all built on up-to-date best practices in Learning Management Systems.
  • To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement and teach effective online courses in the K-12 Virtual Schools.

Student Learning Objectives

Upon completing this 12-credit Certificate program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the key principles and practices of effective online teaching. 
  • Analyze target online learner populations to determine their current knowledge gaps and ascertain their learning/performance needs. 
  • Design effective online instruction employing instructional and generative strategies that are appropriate to student learning objectives.
  • Develop effective online instructional modules that feature the use of optimally appropriate media technologies. 
  • Plan for appropriate formative and summative evaluation of student learning and instructional effectiveness. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Online Teaching and Learning 
  • Online Instructional Design and Development 
  • Online Teaching and Learning Practicum 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

High school curriculum from an accredited secondary school.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    436 USD/credit
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  • National

    436 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    436 USD/credit
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