Certificate of Online Learning

COOL Certification

The 2COOL4 course was created to assist educators in meeting the requirements for licensure. This web-based course is designed to introduce participants to the methodology of online teaching. Categories and topics include a review of the literature, instructional design techniques, online teaching strategies, classroom management procedures, analysis of technology integration in the classroom, contemplative processing, and legal issues in the digital environment.

This course’s capstone is a final project.  The course participant will create a minimum of ten hours instruction.  This instruction will utilize the different features used in the MDE LMS. Instruction the participant creates will be on the curriculum the participant currently teaches or will teach, or will be on the capacity the participant works in a school district.  A checklist of minimum expectations to be met is provided.

We are excited to work with you on your professional learning endeavors. It is our intent that the courses we offer will meet the needs that you and your district have for your professional learning experiences. To help us maximize the learning experience for you and others in each session, it is expected that you will complete all activities as given in each course by the stated due date or end of course date – whichever applies. Contact the instructor before the course is complete should unexpected circumstances arise. Should all work not be completed by the given end-of-course date, you are invited to take the course again at its next offering provided there is space for enrollment. Payment for retaking the course is expected.

Please disregard the Session start and end times listed in the course. This online class is available 24/7.  GoSignMeUp requires a start and end time to be selected when creating a course session. We set the time in each course so that GoSignMeUp will allow you to take more than one course at a time if you so desire.  The online session facilitator will contact you with startup instructions before the session starts. 

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Contact Us

Myra Pannell, PhD
Associate Director

What You'll Need

In order to participate in this online course your computer must meet the following minimum system technical requirements.

OS: Windows XP+ OR  MacOS X+
PDF Reader: Any
Internet Browser: Firefox 27+
Audio Equipment: Normal
Multimedia: Any MP3/MP4
Internet: DSL/cable or higher
Website Access:
Internet Cnnxn: High Speed

Registration Information

To register for an online professional development session and/or COOL.:

  1. You must have a valid and active email address.
  2. Go to GoSignMeUp
    and follow the instructions.
    If you have trouble registering in GoSignMeUp, contact the RCU Help Desk (662.325.2510 or helpdesk@rcu.msstate.edu)
  3. Wait to hear from your session facilitator by email.

** Check often for online professional development opportunities. All sessions will be provided online. There will be no travel involved.

Time and Cost

Hours 40
SEMIs 30
Registration Fees (Non-refundable) $135.00

Fees are due at the time of registration.
You may pay by purchase order or credit/debit card.
Your registration will be canceled if payment is not received within 30 minutes of registration.