Lenoir-Rhyne University offers a graduate program in Online Teaching and Instructional Design (OTID). This innovative program is designed to prepare instructors for quality blended and online teaching and instructional design in K-12 classrooms. Instructors model effective instructional design principles and online teaching methods, and students have multiple opportunities to experience, evaluate, and apply quality instructional design and online teaching methods. There are two tracks within the program — a full master’s degree program (33 credit hours) and a graduate certificate program (18 credit hours). The online teaching and instructional design program is fully online, with courses offered every fall, spring, and summer.
Lenoir-Rhyne has developed a partnership with the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) that allows students in the OTID graduate program to complete the training that is required for new NCVPS teachers. This training would satisfy 6 credit hours of OTID coursework and prepare you for teaching at NCVPS. This is a wonderful partnership for graduate students who teach at the high school level and are looking for an opportunity to teach online.