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Virtual Instructor Certificate Program
The Virtual Instructor Certificate Program (VICP) is an online continuing education program for teachers, facilitators, paraprofessionals and administrators who support or teach students participating in online courses or online supplemental instruction through the Texas Virtual School Network. It is aligned with the national standards for quality online teaching established by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning. The program is structured around 11 topics that pertain to the effective development and delivery of instruction in an online environment.
Topics include the following:
- Introduction and Collaboration
- Research in Online Learning
- Online Interaction
- Introduction to Online Courses
- Planning for your Online Course
- Content Design and Development for Online Courses
- Online Assessment
- Implementation and Management
- Assessing the Quality of Online Instruction
- Student Support Services
Upon completion of the program, participants will have mastered the skills required by the North American Council for Online Learning to be successful distance education practitioners and will be eligible to deliver online courses as part of the Texas Virtual School Network.
Timeline & Cohorts
The program is six weeks and is offered at various times throughout the year. Current cohorts include the following:
- January 21 - March 4
- March 25 - May 6
- June 10 - July 22
- October 14 - November 25
Registration $1,250 per person. Group discounts are available for groups of three or more participating in the same cohort. Discounts also are available for Texas A&M University faculty and staff. For more information on these discounts, fill out the inquiry form below.
If you are interested in participating in VICP, fill out the inquiry form below. You will receive an e-mail with further instructions on how to register.
VICP Inquiry Form
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