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Seton Hill’s Adaptive Online Instruction Certificate is a quick, affordable way to gain the up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills needed to teach, present information, or conduct training sessions online. Courses are Act 48 approved and count toward continuing education hours required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

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What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Use computer-based instruction, educational software, and other media to aid students in learning and education-related activities 
  • Employ a variety of instructional learning techniques
  • Plan effective content-area lessons
  • Adapt instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Identify and analyze current trends, topics and innovative issues in curriculum and alternative instruction

How You’ll Learn

Convenient Online Program FormatOnline Program

The Adaptive Online Instruction Certificate is offered fully online through Seton Hill’s Graduate Program. All courses are taught by faculty from the Seton Hill School of Education and Applied Social Sciences.

Manageable Time Commitment

The Adaptive Online Instruction Certificate is offered August through June. As a student, you will take 4 courses, each 8 weeks long, with start times in August or January.

Relevant Courses

Courses offered in the Adaptive Online Instruction Certificate Program include:Act 48 Credits

  • Curriculum Trends & Topics  

  • Adapting Curriculum for Diverse Learners 

  • Instructional & Assistive Tech 

  • Alternative Delivery Models

If you are already a certified teacher in Pennsylvania, you may be able to have some of your graduate degree credits count toward your Act 48 requirements.

Academic, Technology & Career Support

As a certificate student in Seton Hill’s Graduate Program, you will also enjoy:

Reduced Cost

This 12-credit program is offered for the special flat rate of $4,995. While the cost is reduced, you will still receive all of the academic benefits offered to students in Seton Hill’s School of Education and Applied Social Sciences. Financial assistance is also available, in the form of:Tuition Discount Program

There are also lenders who provide private educational loans for non-degree programs, such as certificates. You can find out more at

Certificate Admission RequirementsNo GMAT or GRE Required

The Adaptive Online Instruction Certificate Program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA during undergraduate study. 

  • A completed graduate study application form. (Apply online now for free!)
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Official transcript(s) from any institution(s) in which postbaccalaureate or graduate course work was completed.
  • One letter of recommendation written by an appropriate professional.
  • A current resume.
  • A personal statement explaining how the Seton Hill graduate program can help you accomplish your professional goals.

Roll Your Certificate Into a Degree

If you decide to enroll in a degree program at Seton Hill in the future, six of the credits earned in this certificate program can be used toward your master’s degree. Degree programs that are of interest to students in this certificate program include:

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