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A new semester begins!

"As we begin a new academic year together, I thank you for your contributions to our safe and welcoming campus, your dedication to educational excellence, your continued support of student success and your ongoing commitment to an atmosphere where diverse ideas are exchanged, valued and respected."

  — President David L. Soltz

COE Online Instruction

Preparing educators for teaching online

As trends in technology continuously become more advanced, so must a teacher’s education. Bloomsburg University’s new 12-credit online instruction program endorsement, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in July 2015, establishes credentials for educators who teach kindergarten through 12th-grade students.

Online education may be offered through a cyber school or virtual public school or as part of a school’s hybrid program that combines face-to-face with online instruction, says Raymond Pastore, professor of educational technology. Schools are offering online classes more frequently today to meet students’ unique educational needs in areas such as an advanced placement or foreign languages.

BU’s online instruction program endorsement, the first in the commonwealth for an undergraduate program, is earned through online classes that cover teaching fundamentals, tools for teaching online and curriculum planning, as well as a field experience. The required courses can be applied to requirements for BU’s 18-credit minor in educational technology, Pastore says.