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PK-12 Online Learning Certificate

  • Credits:
  • Degree:
    Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Enrollment may be limited for California residents.
This program is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.

The PK-12 Online Learning Certificate is a six-credit distance-learning certificate designed to offer classroom teachers, school counselors, school administrators, and other educators the tools needed to be successful in working with students in an online or distance education environment. The Certificate consists of two three-credit classes. Each course offers specific strategies to help educators meet the needs of their students in distance education scenarios.

The program and coursework are all online.

PK-12 Online Learning Certificate Learning Outcomes

Graduates learn to develop learning experiences to account for the backgrounds, abilities, and levels of students’ knowledge and use alternative teaching methods to engage students and deliver educational content effectively online. They know how to develop a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods and curricula materials to support learning by students with or without disabilities, and how to implement active learning techniques and effective universal design theories and practices to promote student learning and engagement. Graduates are able to create comprehensive lesson plans specific to their grade level context and implement appropriate assessments to evaluate student learning and inform instructional decision-making. They can evaluate technologies to determine which will be most effective to communicate with students, parents, colleagues and other stakeholders.

The program will not add any type of certification to a teaching license, but it will help educators be better prepared to work with students in an online setting. Educators will learn about communication, the use of apps, Universal Design, Flipped Learning, using websites, using various technologies, and working with students with disabilities in the online setting.

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The program and coursework are all online.

Online Learning in the PK-12 Classroom
EOL 500 3 credit(s)

This course is designed to help teachers and school leaders develop and implement meaningful lessons and units in online and blended environments. Topics include the use of PK-12 learning management platforms, remote cooperative learning, differentiating instruction online, effective use of online meeting technologies, keeping students engaged in learning, making online learning hands-on, project-based learning online, engaging students through their preferred learning styles, differentiation of instruction in the online environment and effective communication strategies between the school and students' families.

Serving Students with Disabilities in the Online Classroom
EOL 501 3 credit(s)

Federal law mandates that students with disabilities receive educational services as outlined in their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). This course focuses on providing the services students are entitled to when they are unable to attend school due to a community-wide crisis and must attend school via distance learning. Students will explore the various web-based technologies to enhance communication, examine ways to differentiate instruction in an online course, engage with web-based assistive technologies, and successfully communicate with students and their families. The course is based on the best practices as outlined by the Council for Exceptional Children.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor


  • Admission Test:

    No standardized graduate school tests required for admission into non-licensure programs

  • Admissions Office:
  • Application Form:
  • Application Fee:
    $50 ($100 for international students)

Health Requirements for Massachusetts Students 

The Massachusetts Health Department and Cambridge College require the following of students in Massachusetts:

Immunizations – All students in Massachusetts are required to get certain immunizations before you can register for your first term. See form

Health Insurance – In Massachusetts, undergraduate students taking nine or more credits/term and graduate students taking six or more credits/term must enroll in the College’s health insurance plan. Students who have insurance with comparable coverage may request a waiver. See information and enroll or waive.


School Requirements

International Students 

International students need to provide supplemental documentation:

  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service

Transfer Credit 

Please complete the transfer credit request form if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer. Learn more about transferring credits.



  • Credits:
  • Application Fee:
    $50 ($100 for international students)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $3,940 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.)
  • Internship/Practicum Fee:

Note: Rates are as of July, 2022, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

Cambridge College offers financial aid to students in our degree programs who are enrolled at least half time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each term. Graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits each term. Learn more

Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Cambridge College welcomes the opportunity to support your efforts to pay for college.  Federal, state and local resources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study, including Cambridge College Scholarships, are available to help defray the cost of tuition. Learn more

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