About this Specialization
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Italian

Skills you will gain

EducationResourcePlanningCollaboration

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Italian

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Foundations of Virtual Instruction

4.1
212 ratings
61 reviews
Course2

Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom

4.5
161 ratings
45 reviews
Course3

Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom

4.3
108 ratings
27 reviews
Course4

Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom

4.2
77 ratings
19 reviews

Instructors

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Melissa Joell Loble, M.A., MBA

Instructor
UC Irvine Extension
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Victoria Roth O'Neal

Instructor
UC Irvine Extension
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Racquel Nedden

Instructor & Lead Teacher
UCI Extension & UC Scout
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Chris Long

Instructor
UC Irvine Extension
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Cindy Carbajal

Instructor
UC Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The courses are designed for teachers working with K-12 students, instructors working with further education, community college or vocational students, continuing education or in-service facilitators supporting teachers and faculty, and educators interested in educational technology an/or online instruction. No prior teaching experience is necessary.

  • It is recommended that students start with the first course of the series and follow the order listed, however, it is not mandatory.

  • Coursera courses and certificates do not carry university credit.

  • Online instruction is one area of education that is in need of qualified educators. Upon completion, educators will be equipped with the strategies and best practices needed to transition and be effective in the online space.

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