I will have to explore this certificate a bit more. It is an interesting idea and I wonder what their program entails. Hopefully this translates into success for students because that is the bottom line. This also means that most of the K-12 teachers who teach online do not have certification in online teaching. I wonder how these certified teachers will fare compared to those who currently teach online programs.
On a side note, as programs like this evolve so does the legitimation of K-12 online learning. I wonder the staying power of these schools and how the traditional public school districts will respond to these programs. Will they change how schools operate? Only time will tell!