Virtual Education Certification Program: NYIT and TSCW
July 13-August 22

To help teachers become instructional designers who can harness the power of technology to make education meaningful, engaging, developmentally appropriate, and safe.

Summer Session: July 13 – August 22, 2020
Fall Session: Dates TBD

The Virtual Education Program offers a certification option plus an implementation program. These options are fully online and offered at a reduced tuition rate. All Virtual Education Programs are presented in asynchronous formats designed to address the needs of busy working professionals. Courses are project-based and aligned with the curricula participants teach in their schools to ensure relevance.

New York Tech Badge (Microcredential): 6-credit program that can be taken by non-matriculated students – Information and registration at:

TESLA Academy Virtual Education Innovators Program designed to help participants implement technology and innovative elearning solutions. This interactive course features:

  • Tesla Academy Teachers Forum: Discussion and solution-focused forum featuring innovative yet practical tips from TSCW Staff and Advisors, including global thought leaders in education and technology.
  • STEAM Hacker: Session on creating and presenting engaging online classes using supplies found in most homes.
  • Tesla Academy Badge: Signifies your successful completion of the program and status as a Tesla Academy graduate. For use in signature lines, emails, resumes, web bios.
  • Tesla Academy T-shirt: Wear and share your achievement and unique status as a Tesla Academy alumni.


What is my expected commitment? The certification course covers a total of 75 hours of instruction (37.5 hours per 3 credits issued). You will typically spend 3 to 6 hours per week on course work.

What does asynchronous mean? Asynchronous means that most coursework is done at your own pace and submitted by a deadline without the need to attend pre-scheduled time classes. Assessment largely occurs via weekly benchmarks that are conducted asynchronously. This course blends asynchronous off-line time with occasional synchronous online time via pre-scheduled Zoom sessions to participate in spontaneous discussion.

What if I miss a Zoom session? Each session is recorded and will be provided if you can’t attend.

What if I want to take my microcredential further? There is an advanced certification available through NYIT which is a graduate certification requiring an additional 6 credits and matriculation at NYIT. For information, go to:

What do I need to participate? Good internet connection and a desktop computer.

What is the Refund Policy? For TSCW and NYIT Refund Policies, visit above link for the appropriate course.

Are these graduate credentials? Yes, this is a graduate program.

Can credentials be applied to the MISIT program from NYIT? Yes

Can I take this course if I do not have active classrooms? Yes!

Will the course be repeated? Yes, it is a regular offering.

Can the credits be applied to a degree? Yes.

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