Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program

Dear Teachers,

Have you ever thought about telecommuting for work or teaching online?  I just completed a certificate to teach online through my profession.  This yearlong course hosted by TESOL is conducted at the University of Wisconsin via online instruction.  What better way to learn to teach online than taking an online course!  It isn’t a very costly program.  I was able to learn enough from this course to feel comfortable in taking on a new job teaching online at my university.

This course served me well, as I’m excelling at my new job!  Last year, I wrote about making changes, re-educating yourself for the “invisible” jobs.  Trends show that online classes at universities are on the rise, according to the Chronicle of Higher Learning.   This certification is for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) which is part of my profession, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  However, it is open to anyone from any field.  I was able to design my nonprofit’s website and learn about Web 2.0 tools from this certificate course.

In addition, I’ve been able to get three part-time jobs online!  Now, I’ve gone completely virtual teaching ESL for a company in Israel, teaching reading online for the local university, and scoring tests online.  My nonprofit is wholly online, too.  I’ve even become an online mentor.  I started mentoring ESL instructors in Italy for TESOL and mentoring individuals looking for work for my nonprofit’s mission.

Check out the site:

Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program

Your blogger,

Sandra Annette Rogers


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  • Susan,
    That’s correct. To be clear, it’s a certificate program not teacher certification. The price includes the continuing education units (CEUs) that you will need to renew your teacher certification. By the way, many of the instructors of the PPOT also offer free online classes through the Electronic Village Online (EVO) which begins next week–Jan. 9th and runs for 5 weeks. Read my other blog posts on the EVO (see Tab above).

    Best Wishes,
    Sandra Rogers


  • Hi, I just read this blog and think that it’s awesome. Are you saying that the certificated program can be done for no more than 3000.00. it seems like a great program and has been a dream of mine. Please let me know if the costs is right. this is something I might just go for.
    I can be emailed at
    can’t wait to hear from you.


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