Online Teaching Endorsement

Online Teaching Advisement Sheet

Online Teaching Advisement Sheet


The Northwest Georgia RESA Online Teaching Endorsement program is based on standards set forth by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Rule 505-3-.95 and has been developed with additional reference to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) standards. This endorsement will prepare candidates to teach classes in an online environment.


The Online Teaching Endorsement program consists of three courses:

  1. Foundations of Online Learning (50 hours)

  2. Strategies for Online Learning (50 hours)

  3. Designing and Facilitating Online Learning (50 hours)


All courses have several purposes for candidates:

  • To investigate the history of online learning

  • To identify and research trends in online learning

  • To understand legal issues, communication, and time management in the online environment

  • To synthesize course information to create an online syllabusUnderstand multiple intelligences and learning styles and their impact on online learning

  • To apply student centered instructional practices In online learning

  • To create student tasks incorporating critical and creative thinking

  • To investigate websites and tools used in the classroom and in online learning.

  • To understand the need for adaptive/assistive technology in online learning

  • To create formative and summative assessments appropriate for the online learning environment.

  • To apply strategies for differentiation in online learning

  • To understand environmental and cultural factors that may affect the instruction of gifted students.

  • To apply communication skills to online learning

  • To utilize assessment data to plan instructional modules

  • To utilize observational data to monitor student progress

  • To investigate and create appropriate course evaluations

  • To develop and implement online learning modules

  • To analyze organizational strategies for online learning and create appropriate online learning modules

  • To evaluate peer created modules and provide constructive feedback

Application Criteria

Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply for entry into an Online Teaching Endorsement cohort:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university with a minimum of 2.5 GPA

  • A valid Level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate

  • Two or more years of successful teaching experience (Verification is included in Endorsement Candidate Application Form)

For registration information, please view the Endorsement Application Process.