SUN Online Instructor Certification

Certified SUN Online Instructor Requirements and Certification Information

 

PART 1, PRE-APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  SUN Online Instructor Certification may be awarded upon any one of the following conditions:

Condition 1

Successful completion of both SUN Online Instructor Certification Course 1 (Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning) and SUN Online Instructor Certification Course 2 (Designing a Quality Course).*

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Condition 2

Successful completion* of SUN Online Instructor Certification Course 1 (Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning) and the instructor's SUN Online Course passing an internal Quality Matters Peer Review.**

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Condition 3

Successful completion of an online instructor certification course deemed equivalent to the SUN Online Instructor Certification Course 1 (Best Practices in Online Teaching and

Learning)*** and successful completion of the SUN Online Instructor Certification Course 2 (Designing a Quality Course).*

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Condition 4

Successful completion of an online instructor certification course deemed equivalent to the SUN Online Instructor Certification Course 1 (Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning)*** and the instructor's SUN Online Course passing an internal Quality Matters Peer Review.**

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*Note: Successful completion adheres to Quality Matters Standards and is therefore defined as earning 85% of the total possible points in the course.

**Note:  Upon successful completion of the SUN Online Instructor Course 1, the instructor can request an Internal Quality Matters Peer Review by contacting the SUN CTL Advisory Committee member at his or her campus.  An internal review will involve two peer reviewers to be determined by your institution.  For a list of current SUN CTL Advisory Committee members, select the SUN-CTL Advisory Committee link on the left of your screen.  If there is currently no SUN CTL Advisory Committee Member on your campus, contact the SUN CTL Faculty Coordinator.

 ***Note: For information concerning courses that have been determined to be equivalent to the SUN-CTL OIC Course 1 or to have a course reviewed for equivalency, contact the SUN CTL Advisory Committee member at your campus (see SUN-CTL Advisory Committee Link on the left of your screen).  Successful completion of an equivalent course is defined as a B or better.

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PART 2, APPLYING FOR SUN ONLINE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION:  After successful completion of one of the four options listed above, an instructor who wishes to receive the designation as a Certified SUN Online Insructor and teach courses for SUN Online should do the following:

1.  Apply for Certification:  Complete and submit the SUN Online Instructor Application.  Click on this link for the application:  SUN Online Instructor Certification Application

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2.  Possess a Certified SUN Online Instructor Certificate:  Within 30 days of approval of the applicant's application, the Certified SUN Online Certificate will be awarded.

 

For further information concerning the SUN Online Instructor Certification Courses, select from the links below: