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LiDA Programs at Warner

The Warner School is among a select few schools of education across the country to offer programs that will teach you the strategies and skills necessary to design and implement learning experiences that leverage online and digital learning – with scholarships that may help significantly reduce the cost of these program.

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NOTE: This webpage features Warner programs preparing to teach online or in blended settings. If you are instead interested in checking out Warner School’s programs that offer a distance/ low residency option, go to the Online Learning at Warner section of the Warner website.

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Preparing Online Instructors

The demand for online courses continues to grow – and so does the need for high-quality online instructors in a variety of contexts.

To address these needs, the Warner School offers an M.S. in Online Teaching and Learning, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching that can be pursued as a stand-alone non-degree program or in combination with any of the following Warner programs by adding as little as 3 credits (depending on the program and choice of electives):

  • Any Warner Doctoral Program
  • Any Warner Master’s Degree
  • M.S. in Health Professions Education(a program offered jointly by the Warner School and the UR School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Dentistry)
  • M.S. in Nursing Education

Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching

Program Requirements (no more than 15 credits)

  • EDE484: Online Teaching and Learning
  • EDE486: Designing Online Courses
  • A teaching methods course (may be transferred from a previous program)
  • Technology-rich elective
  • Online Teaching Practicum

 

Master’s in Online Teaching & Learning

Program Requirements (33 credits)

Same core requirements as above, plus a research methods course and additional electives.

Learn more about Warner programs preparing online instructors

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Preparing K-12 Digitally-Rich Teachers

New York State does not currently require K-12 teachers to have specific certification in order to utilize digital technologies in their teaching or serve as a technology instructional coach. However, with a growing number of school districts engaging in technology-rich instructional innovations, there is an increasing demand for classroom teachers with the skills and expertise to leverage technology in their teaching – and mentor and support other teachers to do the same.

The Warner School’s Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools – a New York State approved program – now provides pre-service and in-service teachers with a higher education credential to demonstrate their expertise in this area.

Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools

Program Requirements
(no more than 12 credits)

  • EDE484A: Digitally-Rich Teaching and Learning
  • A teaching methods course (may be transferred from a previous program)
  • Technology-rich elective
  • Digitally-rich Teaching Practicum

Can be pursued as a stand-alone program or in combination with any of the following Warner programs:

  • For pre-service teachers:
    • Any teacher preparation program – depending on the specialization, pursuing the certificate will add only 3-9 credits
  • For in-service teachers:
    • Master degree leading to NYS professional teaching certification (33 credits)
    • Any school leadership preparation program (adding only 3-9 credits depending on prior graduate courses)
    • Ed.D. in Teaching & Curriculum (adding only 3 credits to the program if strategically choosing electives)

Learn more about Warner programs preparing K-12 digitally-rich teachers