Graduate Catalog: 2021-22

Teaching (Non-Licensure) MOT

The College of Adult and Distance Education (CADE) offers an online Master of Online Teaching (MOT) non-Licensure, which is designed to support the professional development of teachers at all educational levels (P-16 and beyond). The MOT degree at the University of Saint Francis offers education professionals the unique opportunity to develop these competencies in online education in an environment that goes beyond the traditional classroom walls.  The combination of both theoretical and practical skills allows students to consider teaching in the online modality.

Student Learning Outcomes

Learner and Learning Environments

  • Learner Development: The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. (INTASC Standard 1)
  • Learning Differences: The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. (INTASC Standard 2)
  • Learning Environments: The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. (INTASC Standard 3)

Planning, Instruction, and Assessment

  • Instructional Practice: The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making. (INTASC Standard 6
  • Planning for Instruction: The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (INTASC Standard 7)
  • Instructional Strategies: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. (INTASC Standard 8)

Content and Content Pedagogy Knowledge

  • Content Knowledge: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content. (INTASC Standard 4)
  • Application of Content: The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues. (INTASC Standard 5)


  • Professional Learning and Ethical Practice: The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner. (INTASC Standard 9)
  • Leadership and Collaboration: The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession. (INTASC Standard 10)

Degree Requirements

The MOT is a flexible degree with six start dates and it can be completed in 12 to 24 months. The program is 36 credit hours with 30 hours of core Education courses and six hours of elective courses.

Program of Study

  • 30 MOT core credit hours: EDTC 501, EDTC 502, EDTC 503, EDTC 504, EDUC 505, EDUC 606, EDUC 609, EDUC 674, READ 611, SPED 602
  • 6 Elective credit hours (choose two courses): EDUC 500, EDUC 607, SPED 680

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or 2.5 with 5 years of professional experience.
  • Official Bachelor’s Degree Transcript
  • National Sex Offender check.
  • Candidate Statement: Professional Background and Goals/Interest in this Program
  • Free online Virtual Campus Application

A maximum number of 9 credit hours can be transferred to the MOT program.

Note:  Transcripts will be evaluated for evidence of basic knowledge of Common Professional Competencies.  Based on this review, completion of appropriate course pre-requisites may be required.