Online Course Development Support

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Our Approach

Creating an online course is not much different from creating any course. You have to start from the very beginning—designing a sound curriculum with learning objectives that align to the objectives, activities, and assessments in your course. If you are redesigning an existing course for an online format, this will also be a good opportunity to reflect on the curriculum you have created to think about what is achievable in the online format that would not be in the face-to-face format, and vice versa.

In this short video, Veronica Thomas, Director of Instructional Design provides a short overview of our development approach and what services are available to faculty.


Working Hours


Developed Courses


Instructional Staff served


Online Learners served

Phases of Online Courses Development


Faculty meet with the office to explore program concepts and supports the various stages of program development at Teachers College


Program concepts are reviewed by marketing experts to explore viability.


Office works with faculty to submit courses for department, college and state approval.


Faculty meet with the office to plan development timeline for the course.


The office helps faculty identify technology and media that will be used in the course and designs educational media as needed.

Sample Courses

Faculty Stories