Course Certification

New Directions for Quality Learning & Teaching at SF State!

The SF State Quality Learning and Teaching team has engaged in an extensive literature review and two-year research study to determine which professional development processes and support services best support student success. We have learned that faculty engagement in professional development opportunities around QLT is even more important for student learning than the actual certification of individual courses. For this reason, we will be focusing our programming on supporting faculty as they complete a variety of professional development offerings and will not be offering QLT course certifications at this time.

Completion of the Online Teaching Lab (OTL) and a subsequent receipt of the QLT Lab badge is equivalent to demonstrating a high level of engagement with quality online course design professional development.  At this time, we are considering OTL completion and the Lab badge as the replacement to the previous QLT certification process.

Join a QLT Online Teaching Lab Cohort!

If you’d like to continue expanding your knowledge of online pedagogies, please consider enrolling in and working towards a Certificate of Completion in the QLT Online Teaching Lab, a self-paced, fully online course about online teaching.

CSU Formal Course Reviews – The Chancellor's Office offers a CSU Formal Course review for a fee of $750 per course, paid by the department. Faculty do not receive an honoraria in this option.