Online Teaching (Certificate)

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Certificate in Online Teaching

Four courses. Twelve credits. Done.

New teaching environments and modalities call for innovative approaches, but the fundamental values of peace and peace, justice, and dignity in education don’t change. Saint Francis’ Online Teaching certificate program empowers you to be a force of positive change with skills and approaches to reach out through the screen and effectively teach online learners.

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Career Outlook & Success


of public elementary and secondary schools nationwide offer at least one course entirely online


of Saint Francis education graduates are rated effective or highly effective teachers by their school principals.

Why Study Online Teaching at Saint Francis?

The challenges of staying connected in online classrooms is one of the greatest obstacles facing modern educators. Saint Francis’ Online Teaching program introduces the best current practices in pedagogy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the online classroom. Our twelve-credit program includes a capstone course where you apply everything you’ve learned to develop a fully online course for your students, a course you can take with you and implement in your schools after completing the certificate.

Saint Francis offers fully-online courses, taught asynchronously so you can do the work on your time, with structured deadlines to keep you on track to graduate quickly. Students can complete the coursework for their certificate in 6-12 months. Saint Francis draws on decades of excellence and experience in teacher education, and Franciscan traditions and values that stretch back centuries but remain vitally relevant in today’s complex ethical landscape.

The Value of Saint Francis

Furthering your education is an investment in yourself and your future. Saint Francis promises a return on that investment, and makes it easy to get your certificate at a cost that makes sense. Our programs are streamlined to help you achieve your certificate with the fewest possible credit hours, to save you time and money.

  • 12 Credit Hours
  • $535 per credit hour
  • 6-12 Months to Complete Your Certificate

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Faculty and Teaching Style

A Saint Francis degree begins with foundation in Franciscan values and ethics and their application to issues in education. Our ethical focus underpins and informs every aspect of Saint Francis education. Our faculty are experts in their field who are driven by their values, making for a unique graduate program that aligns with your beliefs and empowers you to foster peace and justice in your schools and your community.

Not every learner is the same. When I treat my students on an individual level, it matters to them. Saint Francis treated me the same way; I wasn’t just a number. When I teach, I carry that on with me.

Nadzara Sakinovic
Saint Francis Education Bachelor’s and Master’s Graduate

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