Online Education

Certificates & Licensures

For those with bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure and currently licensed teachers seeking licensure in another area:

  • Academically and Intellectually Gifted Add-On Licensure

    The mission of the Watson College of Education (WCE) AIG Program is to prepare educational leaders who will design and deliver effective programs and services for gifted and talented students. These educational leaders will ensure that gifted students achieve their potential. WCE AIG Program graduates will be able to competently design curriculum and programs, advocate for gifted students, and deliver instruction that meets the broad spectrum of exceptional needs of gifted and talented students For more information on the AIG Add-On licensure please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Angela Housand at 910-962-2649 or email housanda@uncw.edu.

  • Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

    UNCW's Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS), an 18-hour certification program, has been established within the M.S. in Instructional Technology Program to address the needs of K-12 teachers, as well as instructional technology specialists, community college faculty/staff, and individuals interested in advancing their career opportunities.
    The Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate is open to all interested individuals with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in this country or its equivalent in a foreign institution based on a four-year program and have a strong overall academic record with a "B" average or better in the basic courses required in the area of the proposed certificate program. Students holding or qualified to hold, North Carolina class "A" teaching licensure in at least one area of education prior to admission or completion of the Certificate program are qualified to apply for 079 Special Endorsement in Educational Computing and Technology Facilitation (TF) upon completion of the IF Certificate program. All courses in the IT Specialist (ITS) program are delivered in a technology-enhanced (web-enhanced) or distance-learning (online) format. All web-enhanced and online courses are designed to provide highly interactive learning environment where students and the instructor use threaded discussion, virtual classroom interaction, email, and other online synchronous and asynchronous interaction and discussion to learn the materials.

    For more information on the Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Raymond Pastore at 910-962-2912 or email pastorer@uncw.edu.

  • Online Teaching and Learning Certificate

    UNCW's Online Teaching and Learning (OT&L) Certificate, an 18-hour certification program, has been established within the M.S. in Instructional Technology Program to address the needs of K-12 educators, higher education faculty, instructional design specialists, chief learning officers, and other professionals and individuals who wish to design, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate online learning environments. The OT&L program provides participants with a diversity of learning experiences. These include design, development, implementation, and management of online courses using various Learning Management Systems (LMS); design and delivery of synchronous learning environments and learning management systems; design and development of electronic, self-directed learning materials, and others.
    The program is designed to be flexible in order to remain current with developing technologies and delivery systems. All courses in the Online Teaching and Learning (OT&L) program are delivered in a technology-enhanced (web-enhanced) or distance-learning (online) format. All web-enhanced and online courses are designed to provide highly interactive learning environment where students and the instructor use threaded discussion, virtual classroom interaction, email, and other online synchronous and asynchronous interaction and discussion to learn the materials.

    For more information on the M.S.N. Nurse Educator degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Raymond Pastore at 910-962-2912 or email pastorer@uncw.edu.

  • Teaching English as a Second Language Add-On Licensure

    Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Add-On Licensure. The TESL add-on licensure offered in the Watson College of Education at UNCW is an 18-credit program that prepares inservice and preservice teachers to work with English language learners in the K-12 levels and to take the Praxis II ESOL.
    The program is offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. It includes courses in cross-cultural communication and advocacy, second language acquisition, linguistics, pedagogical grammar, ESL methods and ESL assessment. The program can be completed in one academic year.

    For more information on the M.S.N. Nurse Educator degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. C. Allen Lynn at 910-962-2483 or email lynna@uncw.edu.