The number of students—at all grade levels—taking classes and completing assignments online continues to grow. With USF’s Master of Online Teaching degree, licensed educators like you can discover and apply several methods to create and teach quality online lessons— while reaping the career and salary advancement benefits that come with a master’s.
Guided by Franciscan values, USF MOT graduates have a profound impact on their students as they reverence each person’s unique dignity and encourage a trustful community of learners in their classrooms.
You’ll learn from longtime educators with extensive online experience, all in a program structure that helps you balance your studies with the rest of your schedule. USF’s Virtual Campus has six start dates during the year, and most courses are offered in short eight-week sessions.
You can complete your master’s by taking just 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours. Each course builds on your existing skills as you adapt your teaching style to better meet the needs of online learners.
HLC-NCA: University of Saint Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
12 months when attending full time
(2 classes at a time)
24 months as a part-time student
(1 class at a time)
99% of USF education graduates are rated effective or highly effective teachers by their school principals.
For Teachers with a Master’s vs. a Bachelor’s in Fort Wayne Community Schools
National Council on Teacher Quality (2018)
Percentage of U.S. Students Who Use Digital Learning Tools Daily
High School: 63%
Middle School: 64%
Elementary School: 45%
“Now more than ever, educators must know how to utilize technology and educational programs to support student learning. With a master’s degree in online teaching, educators will advance their skills in virtual teaching to enhance student learning in an online or in-person environment.”
As an online student at the University of Saint Francis, you’ll work with an experienced success coach. Your coach can assist you with resources to complete class projects, help you get in touch with instructors and staff, and connect you with career services.
Need help with a challenging course or assignment? Smarthinking’s online resources and video tutorials are available 24/7. Plus, you can schedule live tutoring or writing sessions Sundays through Thursdays.
USF alumni can provide one-on-one mentoring to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Just create a profile, get matched with a USF grad, schedule meeting times, and attend training workshops. The program is free and completely online.
“Not every learner is the same. When I treat my students on an individual level, it matters to them. USF treated me the same way; I wasn’t just a number. When I teach, I carry that on with me.”
—Nadzara Sakinovic, USF Education Bachelor’s and Master’s Graduate