The Quality Matters Teacher Certification provides educators with tools and resources they need to deliver high-quality online courses.
The program is recognized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). It is designed to ensure that educators meet the highest standards for online course design and delivery.
The Quality Matters (QM) Teacher Certification program provides students with the opportunity to develop their teaching skills and enhance their knowledge of learning science. The program provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to deliver high-quality online courses. Essentially, it gives them a competitive edge in the job market. Additionally, the program provides students with an opportunity to network with other educators. These educators are committed to high-quality online course design and delivery. Overall, the QM certification program is an excellent investment for students who are looking to enhance their teaching skills and advance their careers in education.
The Quality Matters Certification Program Breakdown
The QM certification program consists of three levels:
- Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)
- Peer Reviewer Course (PRC)
- Master Reviewer Course (MRC)
The APPQMR is a prerequisite for the PRC and MRC. It provides educators with an introduction to the QM Rubric. This rubric is a set of standards for course design and delivery. The PRC and MRC courses provide educators with the skills they need to evaluate courses based on the QM Rubric. They provide feedback to improve the course.
How Students Benefit from the Quality Matters Certification Program
UMBC’s College Teaching and Learning Science Graduate Program students can benefit from the QM certification program in several ways. First, the program provides students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of online course design and delivery. This knowledge is valuable for students who plan to teach online courses or develop online courses in their future careers.
Second, the QM certification program provides students with a competitive edge in the job market. Employers are increasingly looking for educators with QM certification. Furthermore, this certification demonstrates a commitment to high-quality online course design and delivery. Students who complete the QM certification program can add this credential to their resume. Above all, this credential can help them stand out from other job candidates.
Finally, the QM certification program allows students to network with other educators committed to high-quality online course design and delivery. This network can be valuable for students who are seeking job opportunities, looking for feedback on their online courses, or seeking collaboration opportunities with other educators.
How to Become Quality Matters Teacher Certified
To become Quality Matters (QM) Teacher Certified, you need to follow a few steps. Firstly, you should participate in the QM Higher Education workshop, which provides a foundation for the QM Rubric and the peer review process. After completing the workshop, you can work towards meeting the QM Standards for a course, which involves implementing the QM Rubric and developing a course that meets the QM criteria. Once the course has been reviewed by a QM-certified peer reviewer and meets the QM Standards, you can submit it for official QM recognition. Finally, you can apply for the QM Teacher Certification after successfully meeting the QM Standards for at least one QM-certified course. The process can vary slightly for K-12 teachers, but the general steps remain the same. Overall, becoming QM Teacher Certified requires dedication, effort, and a commitment to creating high-quality online courses.