Master of Online Teaching (MOT)

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Online Master of Online Teaching

New Skills for New Classrooms

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 Masters in Online Teaching program empowers you to be a force of positive change with skills and approaches to reach out through the screen and teach online learners.

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Career Outlook & Success


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


Average Salary Difference For Teachers with a Master’s vs. a Bachelor’s in Fort Wayne Community Schools (National Council on Teacher Quality 2018)

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. With a Masters in Online Teaching from Saint Francis, you’ll be ready to design quality online lessons and courses, implement online learning tools into everyday instruction, seamlessly transition from in-person to online teaching, and create a fair and equitable online learning environment. The MOT allows you to pursue online instruction career opportunities at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels.

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, completing your coursework while continuing to teach. 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 degree with the fewest possible credit hours, to save you time and money.

  • 30 Credit Hours
  • $535 per credit hour

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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.


  • Demand for online teaching skills has continued to increase, even since the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Percentage of U.S. Students Who Use Digital Learning Tools Daily:
    • High School: 63%
    • Middle School: 64%
    • Elementary School: 45%

Now more than ever, educators must know how to utilize technology and educational programs to support student learning. With a master’s degree in online teaching, educators will advance their skills in virtual teaching to enhance student learning in an online or in-person environment.

Brittany Straub
Program Director

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