Southern Wesleyan University launches Master’s of Education in Virtual Teaching

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SWU launches Master’s of Education in Virtual Teaching

The School of Education at SWU now offers a specialization in Virtual Teaching as a part of its online Masters of Education program

CENTRAL, S.C. – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about challenges and with it rapid adjustments that have reshaped learning in our districts, schools, and universities. Educators have risen to the challenge, adapting lessons, learning new technologies, and finding innovative ways to ensure student success despite numerous barriers.

Southern Wesleyan University is responding to this changing environment by offering a 36-hour online Masters of Education (MED) with a new specialization in Virtual Teaching. Embedded within this program are four courses that lead to a microcredential in Virtual Teaching that is recognized in South Carolina as an endorsement in online teaching. The program combines relevant educational theories, instructional strategies, and a hands-on exploration of digital learning approaches. The coursework prepares teachers for success regardless of the environment, leveraging technology-enhanced approaches driven by evidence-based practices.

“This specialization recognizes that digital learning has a critical role in our classrooms – whether that is in a fully-online virtual setting or utilizing technology effectively in face-to-face settings,” said Program Coordinator Dr. Tyler Watts. “We want to empower educators to leverage those tools and skills in ways that promote engaged learning.” Students may also choose to take the four courses outside of the Master’s program, leading to a graduate certificate in Instructional Design which also counts toward the state endorsement in online teaching. The next cohort starts January 11.

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