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Certification Requirements

Faculty assigned to teach online or hybrid courses at UL Lafayette must hold one of the following certifications in order to do so: ULearn Certified Online Teacher or ULearn Certified Course Designer.

The Distance Learning Leadership Council (April 2013) adopted the additional following tracks for individuals teaching hybrid or online courses who are not full-time faculty.

  • Permanent Adjunct. These individuals have a consistent presence in the department, teaching hybrid and online courses each semester or at consistent intervals. Permanent adjuncts will complete the same training and certification as full-time faculty.
  • Teaching Assistants (TA) / Graduate Assistants (GA). Because these individuals do not have a permanent commitment to the university, a TA / GA will complete certification only if they are teaching model courses designed by a certified faculty member. The TA / GA will complete three online workshops from our catalog of Professional Development Courses: ODL 100 Basic Course Building + one facilitated workshop (200 level) + one additional workshop (100 or 200 level).