Teaching Online Certificate

QM-TOC-web-icon.pngThe QM Teaching Online Certificate enables instructors to demonstrate their knowledge mastery of online teaching. The seven workshops that make up the Teaching Online Certificate include competencies aligned with QM’s Online Instructor Skill Set. Instructors who take the series are provided with the background knowledge needed for teaching online. The workshops will provide both current and potential online instructors with the experience of learning online from the student's perspective.

Instructors will receive a QM Digital Credential upon successful completion of each workshop that is tied to evidence that supports their mastery of each teaching competency. Earning all seven QM Digital Credentials earns instructors the Teaching Online Certificate*. Show proof of your online instruction knowledge with QM’s Digital Credentials. All workshops begin and end on Wednesdays. The sessions listed below are shown in the recommended order, however, workshops may be taken in any order.

South Dakota K-12 Teachers

Complete the seven workshops in the Teaching Online Certificate on your schedule and at no cost to you.* Enter "SD DOE" in the billing notes when registering.

*Funded by the SD Reimagining Education Models (REM) Grant which provides QM membership to all South Dakota schools and districts.

There is a textbook required for four of the seven Teaching Online Certificate workshops:  Orienting Your Online Learners, Connecting Learning Theories to Your Teaching Strategies, Creating Presence in Your Online Course, and Assessing Your Learners. The textbook for these workshops should be acquired before enrollment: Effective Online Teaching, T. Stavaredes. Available at Amazon or other bookstores (digital/eBook versions available).

Fee with Membership
$1210.00 (Register for all 7, save 10% = $1089.00)
$1815.00 (Register for all 7, save 10% = $1634.00)
Additional Information
Workshop Name Duration Fee/Member Fee
Gauging Your Technology Skills 1 week $165/$110
Evaluating Your Course Design 2 weeks $330/$220
Exploring Your Institution's Policies 2 weeks $330/$220
Orienting Your Online Learners 1 week $165/$110
Connecting Learning Theories to Your Teaching Strategies 2 weeks $330/$220
Creating Presence in Your Online Course 2 weeks $330/$220
Assessing Your Learners  1 week $165/$110
Total 11 weeks $1,815/$1,210

* After completion of the seventh workshop, the Teaching Online Certificate and digital credential will be issued within 48 hours.


Teaching Online Certificate holders can receive credit toward select degree programs at: