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Teaching Online for the City Colleges of Chicago

Please read the information below to find out how to become an online instructor. Please note that Academic Affairs at Harold Washington College coordinates and manages the instructional delivery of online courses for CCC students and faculty.         

What are the qualifications to teach online?        

  • A Master’s degree that qualifies you to teach the respective course content per the review of Academic Affairs at Harold Washington College in accordance with the City Colleges of Chicago Credential Guidelines.    
  • Successful completion of three Illinois Online Network (ION) courses as online professional development        
    • Online Learning: An Overview        
    • Instructional Design for Online Course Development        
    • Student Assessment in Online Courses        
  • Click here to learn more about the learning outcomes for the above courses or if you have training in online instruction other than those offered through Illinois Online Network and are interested in having your coursework reviewed for online instruction at CCC.   

Note that all three online courses must be completed by midterm of the fall semester for summer and fall courses in the subsequent year, and midterm of the spring semester for spring courses in the subsequent year.  Within the same time frame, a request to your Department Chairperson must also be made to ensure your credentials have been updated.        

Additional recommended courses include         

    • Blended-Hybrid Learning Design and Instruction        
    • Advanced Blended/Hybrid Learning Design and Practice        
    • Technology Tools for Online Learning        

ION (Illinois Online Network) Courses:
           
Click here for full schedule and more information about the required ION courses
           
Requirements for faculty teaching online: 

Faculty offered an online teaching assignment must agree to and sign an agreement which outlines requirements for online faculty. Demonstrated adherence to the agreement is required for subsequent assignments to teach online. Click here to review the agreement.        

Online Learning Courses        

To view online learning course offerings, click here to search the current semester schedule.
             
Getting started: 

  • Click here to learn more and submit a request for prepaid ION course seats.           
    • Approval to take ION courses from the Department Chairpersons includes tuition funding for the courses as Continuing Education Units (CEU).        
  • Upon completion of the required ION courses, contact your Department Chairperson to request a credential review.  Click here to access a list of contacts by discipline.      
  • Faculty with official transcripts on file with CCC do not need to resubmit transcripts. Those without official transcripts will be asked to submit them to Academic Affairs at Harold Washington College.         
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