Master of education degree wins teacher support certification

UAF’s master of education degree in online innovation and design, or ONID, has been awarded the online teacher support certification by Quality Matters, a nonprofit organization recognized as a leader in quality assurance for online education.


This certification recognizes programs that:

  • require all online faculty to undergo training in best practices for online course delivery
  • provide faculty with ongoing pedagogical support
  • encourage faculty professional development to increase their knowledge and skill in online teaching
  • emphasize instructor availability and feedback to learners
  • collect and use feedback from learners to improve online teaching

ONID follows the School of Education’s special education program, which was the first UAF program to earn this distinction.

See the full list of schools and programs certified by Quality Matters.