Course Expectations & Outline

NVTA Certification Course Expectations

There will be a combination of readings, discussion boards, essays, videos, and activities. We expect each certification candidate to complete every lesson with integrity and at the rigor of graduate coursework.

The culminating product of this certification course will be an e-portfolio demonstrating your proficiency level of effectively implementing a virtual classroom.

You must receive an 80% or better on your e-portfolio to earn the certification. You will have two chances after your first submission to attain 80%. If you cannot earn 80% after a total of three tries, you will meet with the review board to discuss next steps.

Once you enroll, you have nine months to complete the certification process. The average time for completion is three months.

The NVTA staff is available for support. Please reach out to the team with any questions, comments, or concerns.



  • Overview of Discussion Boards
  • Overview of Portfolio

Establishing Relationships

  • Human Development Theory
  • Psychological Components
  • Psychosocial Development
  • Building Rapport
  • Restorative Justice


  • Virtual Backgrounds
  • Transmission of Knowledge
  • Questioning Strategies
  • Virtual Expectations and Pledge
  • Mind vs. Brain
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Constructivist Classroom Instruction
  • Best Practices

Differentiation in the Virtual Classroom

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Grouping Options
  • Virtual Resources
  • Scaffolding
  • Behavior Management
  • Personalized Learning Plans
  • Interest Inventories

Managing Virtual Resources

Lesson Delivery Plan

Supplemental Videos & Resources

NVTA Certification Course Graduate Credit

The NVTA is proudly partnered with Adams State University and the American College of Education to allow every teacher who takes our certification course to optionally convert it into 3 graduate credits. Learn more about certification course pricing here.

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