Teacher Certification Programs

Teacher Certification Program in Hawai’i from Teach Away

A flexible, affordable and state-approved alternative teacher certification program.

Online

6-9 Months

Teacher Licensure

Structure

Online and in-class. Students complete 20-hours of online coursework per week for 6 months, in addition to a 3-month clinical placement which can be done concurrently or consecutively.

Curriculum

This state-approved program provides you with the small class sizes, innovative learning environment, deep teacher-student engagement and expert instruction to prepare you for your very own classroom. Certification specializations include Secondary English, Secondary Science, Secondary Math and TESOL.

Course Provider

Teach Away has partnered with the Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) to deliver a state-approved program that is recognized by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

This programs AAQEP recognition means that all aspects of TCP have undergone review and have been awarded New Program Recognition of Capacity by the Accreditation Commission.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

Teacher Licensure in the state of Hawai’i

Teacher Certification Program in Arizona from Klassroom

A flexible, affordable and state-approved alternative teacher certification program.

Online

6-9 Months

Teacher Licensure

Structure

Online classes. Students can complete a total of 360 hours of online coursework within six months, in addition to a 450-hour clinical placement, which can be done concurrently or consecutively.

Curriculum

This state-approved program provides you with small class sizes, an innovative digital learning environment, and expert instruction to prepare you for your very own classroom.

Course Provider

Klassroom delivers a state-approved program that is recognized by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

Teacher Licensure in the Arizona State (Arizona).

TEFL Certifications

TEFL Certification from the University of Toronto OISE

An internationally recognized online TEFL certification course from a global leader in education.

Online

100-150 Hours

Professional Certificate

Structure

100% online and self-paced. On average, students finish in 6-12 weeks with 2-3 hours of study a day.

Curriculum

Prospective educators will study language skills, lesson structure and delivery, classroom management, principles of English grammar, and more. This course provides a solid foundation for educators to begin their careers in the ESL classroom.

Course Provider

Experts from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto created the curriculum for this TEFL course, applying their globally recognized expertise in the field of foreign language teaching.

Designed and developed by OISE and delivered by Teach Away, this professional relationship allows for OISE TEFL to offer both world-class instruction and access to jobs both online and across the globe.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

A 100, 120 or 150-hour TEFL certificate. An internationally recognized, professional certificate that qualifies graduates for ESL teaching positions all over the world and online.

TEFL Certification from International House Berkeley

A comprehensive 120-hour online course with a curriculum designed to prepare educators for life in the classroom and abroad.

Online

120 Hours

Professional Certificate

Structure

100% online and self-paced. On average, students finish in 6-12 weeks with 2-3 hours of study a day.

Curriculum

The course curriculum introduces participants to the fundamentals of TEFL, provides the skills and resources required to teach the English language and prepares educators for their new life living and teaching abroad.

Course Provider

The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) at International House Berkeley is a center of excellence for advancing leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. Consultants have decades of experience providing leadership consulting, coaching, and training across a wide range of sectors, equipping professionals to work effectively in today’s global marketplace.

Designed and developed by International House Berkeley and delivered by Teach Away, this collaboration allows for this course to offer both world-class instruction and access to jobs both online and across the globe.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

A 120-hour TEFL certificate. An internationally recognized, professional certificate that qualifies graduates for ESL teaching positions all over the world and online.

TEFL Certification from Manhattan College

Blended learning course with 120 hours of online training and 20 hours of in-class experience in NYC.

Blended

140-hour course

Professional Certificate

Structure

Start with 120 hours of 100% online, self-paced training. After, you may opt to complete a two-week practicum in Riverdale, New York.

Curriculum

Study the fundamentals of teaching English as a foreign language to build a sense of community in the classroom.

Course Provider

Established in 1853, Manhattan College views teaching as a vocation as well as a profession. It is committed to providing a comprehensive education alongside technical training to ensure professional success after graduation.

Manhattan College’s goal of providing education to those most in need aligns with Teach Away’s vision to ensure every student experiences the power of a great teacher. Expect to come away with an understanding of the importance of giving back to the community.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

An internationally recognized 120-hour TEFL certificate plus a 20-hour certificate for your practicum completion that will prepare you to teach online and abroad.

School Health and Safety

Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program from the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools

Developed to address a definitive 21st-century issue facing education: ensuring that students experience a safe, healthy school environment.

Online

10-50 Hours

Professional Certificate

This program is for pre-K–12 educators, support personnel, leadership, schools and districts who want to create an environment that fosters a “safe and healthy” mindset. Participants will complete a comprehensive and evidence-based course curriculum focused on key topics schools are facing today and explore ways to safeguard their school community.

Structure

100% online and self-paced. Teachers complete 10 hours of course content and school leaders complete 50 hours of course content.

Curriculum

The Johns Hopkins Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program consists of five engaging, comprehensive courses. The content in each course systematically reflects in-depth research and best-practice learning focused on the issue facing education: ensuring students experience a safe school environment.

The program is intended to unite communities through comprehensive, evidence-based learning that’s available to school teachers and leaders everywhere.

Individual teachers and school leaders can enroll in the program. The teacher program is 10 hours (1 CEU) and the leadership program is 50 hours (5 CEUs) in length.

In addition to individual training, schools can also earn a school certification. To do so, 70 percent of school teaching staff, plus one leader are required to complete the training.

Course Provider

Created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools (CSHS) and delivered by Klassroom, this program is the result of a joint commitment to establishing safe and healthy learning environments.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

Individuals and schools that complete the Safe and Healthy Schools Program will earn a digital credential valid for three years upon completion. In addition to the credential, teachers earn 1 CEU for 10 hours of learning and school leaders earn 5 CEUs for 50 hours of learning.

To remain certified the Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program refresher course would need to be completed by at least 70 percent of staff and a minimum of one school leader.

Learning During a Pandemic: Managing Mental Health for Students and School Personnel

Designed by experts at the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, this course helps educators, students and school staff cope with the anxiety, stressors and emotions that come with teaching and learning during a pandemic.

Online

2-12 Hours

Professional Certificate

Teachers and students are facing a whole new range of mental health stressors as they adjust to a new way of teaching and learning and deal with the impacts of the pandemic on their daily lives. Left unchecked, these stressors have the potential to undermine student learning and achievement. This course provides the tools to identify and remediate mental health stressors affecting students, teachers and school-based personnel to ensure strong student learning outcomes.

Structure

100% online and self-paced. Teachers can complete the full course with 12 hours of learning or six individual course modules with 2 hours of learning each.

Curriculum

Learning During a Pandemic: Managing Mental Health for Students and School Personnel consists of six individual modules. Each module’s content systematically reflects in-depth research and best-practice learning focused on the impact of the pandemic on teaching and learning, and provides mental health supports for both students and school-based personnel.

  • Module 1: Brain-targeted teaching as a means to improve student learning outcomes.
  • Module 2: The psychosocial and developmental needs of gifted students.
  • Module 3: The long-term impact of violence and trauma on child and youth development.
  • Module 4: The causes, potential intervention strategies, and impact of suicide ideation.
  • Module 5: The impact of substance abuse on learning and social development.
  • Module 6: The importance of positive mental health outcomes among teachers and school-based personnel.

Learning During a Pandemic: Managing Mental Health for Students and School Personnel is one of five engaging, comprehensive courses drawn from the Johns Hopkins University Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program.

Course Provider

Created by interdisciplinary experts at the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools (CSHS) and delivered by Klassroom, this course results from a joint commitment to establishing safe and healthy learning environments for students and teachers everywhere.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

A certificate of completion. In addition, teachers earn 1 CEU for 10 hours of learning.

Professional Development Courses

Effective Online Teaching Strategies: Creating smarter virtual classrooms

Ensure a successful online learning experience for you and your students with our online teaching course.

Online

20 hours

Professional Certificate

Structure

100% online and self-paced. It takes approximately 20 hours to complete this interactive course.

Curriculum

This course explores the world of online learning, the role of the online educator and how to best prepare, plan, and teach an effective online lesson. There will also be many tools, tips, and resources for you to ensure a successful online teaching and learning experience for both you and your students.

Course Provider

The course was designed by Teresa Avery from the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). She is a leading expert on new research and best practice in online education and curriculum development.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

A professional certificate in Effective Online Teaching Strategies: Creating smarter virtual classrooms from Teach Away.

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Child Protection Certificate from The Educational Collaborative for International Schools

An online program designed around the principle of community responsibility and building a safeguarding culture.

Online

1.5 Hours

Professional certificate

Structure

100% online and self-paced. Students take approximately 1.5 hours to complete this interactive course.

Curriculum

Participants will learn how the recruitment and on-boarding of new staff, the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, and the oversight of school leadership and the associated governing body are interconnected and mutually-reinforcing areas of building a safeguarding culture.

Course Provider

The Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) has been at the forefront of international education for 53 years thanks to the passionate support of a global network of schools, school groups, universities, individuals, and commercial organizations dedicated to their mission of creating impact through international education.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

A professional certificate in child protection is issued to all graduates of this program who score 70% or more in the final assessment.

Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom from Teachers College Columbia University

Digital learning has become a standard part of the 21st-century classroom. Bring your teaching practice up to date with digital literacy training.

Online

30 hours

Professional Certificate

Structure

100% online and self-paced. Students take approximately 30 hours to complete this interactive course.

Curriculum

Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom is a four-module online professional development course that prepares teachers to cultivate their students’ digital literacies and 21st-century skills. Participants in this course will familiarize themselves with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to establish digital literacy skills in themselves and their students through lesson activities and curriculum development.

Course Provider

Teach Away partnered with Teachers College, Columbia University and award-winning educator, Detra Price-Dennis, to create an innovative professional development course to help close the digital skills gap in today’s classrooms.

The team that created this peer-reviewed course are all educators from Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the top-10 ranking schools of education in the US, and the course content was developed by a leading expert on best practices in digital learning in the classroom.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion from Teachers College at Columbia University, one of the top-10 ranking schools of education in the US. This course also qualifies for 3 Continuing Education Units.

Culturally Responsive Teaching from Teach Away

This course equips teachers with the teaching methods and strategies needed to connect with students and parents of all cultural backgrounds.

Online

1.5 hours

Professional Certificate

Structure

100% online and self-paced. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete this interactive course.

Curriculum

Cultural competence for educators. This course curriculum prepares teachers across all subject areas and levels to work with culturally diverse students and their families. Providing educators with practical takeaways, increased awareness on the impact of culture on classroom learning, knowledge to effectively deal with cross-cultural issues and strategies for creating a stronger home-school connection.

Course Provider

The course was designed by Dr. Arti Joshi, Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies, a leading expert on culturally responsive teaching practices to help educators expand their teaching knowledge and better connect with students and their parents.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

A professional certificate in Culturally Responsive Teaching: Connecting with Students and Parents of Different Cultures from Teach Away.

Disciplinary Literacy from CEDER University of Michigan

This course equips teachers with the teaching methods and strategies needed to connect with students and parents of all cultural backgrounds.

Online

10 hours

Professional Certificate

Structure

100% online and self-paced. It takes approximately 10 hours to complete this interactive course.

Curriculum

Covering the latest research and best practices from working educators in the field of disciplinary literacy, teachers in this course will learn the knowledge and strategies needed to successfully develop their students’ reading and writing abilities in different disciplines.

Course Provider

Learn directly from leading disciplinary literacy expert, Elizabeth Birr Moje, at the University of Michigan, School of Education – one of the top-15 ranking faculties of education in the US.

Upon completion, you’ll receive:

A professional certificate in Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom from CEDER University of Michigan.

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