Online Teaching

Degree: M.Ed.

Millersville University's Online Teaching graduate program prepares educators to design and facilitate learning in blended and online environments. This program is fully online.

Why Study This Program?

Online Teaching, a concentration within the Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching graduate degree, is designed for educators interested in learning the foundational tools and pedagogy for blended and online environments. With the explosion of online and blended instructional opportunities for students and teachers locally and nationally, this program helps prepare graduates to design and facilitate online classes.

This program is designed for fully online teaching faculty in K-12 education, traditional classroom teachers using hybrid instruction, curriculum supervisors and designers, teachers seeking an edge in the job search, and educational administrators and leaders.

Online Teaching students can progress through this graduate-level course of study with accelerated courses which are offered completely online. Credits earned are eligible to count toward ACT 48 requirements and coursework is connected to International Association for K-12 Online Learning and Pennsylvania Department of Education standards for online teaching.

Graduates of this program receive a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching. Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the American Association of University Women. 

“My "Current Technology for Online Teaching" class has been amazing. It has challenged me to ponder education in a new light and recognize the many different aspects of online education. Faculty are very helpful, offering unique viewpoints and always entertaining. It has been a great experience filled with many 'ah-ha' moments.”

- Stephanie Flowers

What Will You Learn?

Despite the online nature of this graduate-level program, passionate faculty at Millersville University ensure that Online Teaching students can:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies for curriculum development and instruction.
  • Examine innovative teaching methods to foster student learning for different modes of delivery (face-to-face, flipped, blended, fully online).
  • Apply the phases of an instructional design model to the development of curriculum that is reflective of mode of delivery.
  • Create varied and targeted assessments that effectively measure student learning aligned to content standards and leveraging emergent instructional models.
  • Develop methods of evaluating and improving curricular design through the use of student assessment data.

These marketable skills are fostered through professional core courses about research methods, educational psychology and public policy. Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching core courses complement those foundations by exploring current technology, online learning environments, individual learners, ethical issues and curricular design. Students complete their study with a faculty-advised capstone experience for teaching and learning.