Academic Outreach

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Online Teaching Credentials Based on Prior Experience

Faculty members with experience teaching online courses at another university or formalized training in online learning pedagogy may apply for credentials to teach online at the University of Mississippi. The instructor must be able to provide evidence to the following criteria:

Completing course(s), certificate, or formalized training in online learning pedagogy within the past three years.


  • Teaching online at an accredited institution of higher education within the past three years.
  • Actively using asynchronous interaction in an online course.
  • Teaching using a learning management system (LMS) such as: Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Moodle, etc.

If you are unable to provide evidence for the above, please register for the available online faculty training.

Application for Faculty Credentials to Teach Online Based on Prior Experience

Instructor and Course Information


Prior Experience Information

  • Please answer the following questions and provide full descriptions to expedite the evaluation process. Feel free to attach additional documents as necessary. Completion of this application does not guarantee approval.
  • Education or Training Experience

  • Recent Online Teaching Experience