Online Professional Development

MidAmerica Nazarene University is proud to offer modules and micro-credentials for educators in partnership with PLS 3rd Learning.


What is a Module?

A module is a specific and discrete area of focus designed to target pedagogical themes, master practical teaching methods, and fortify leadership strategies.

Aligned to frameworks designed by Danielson, InTASC, and Marzano, each module guarantees expertly researched, standards-based content delivered by highly experienced instructors.

Modules range in length from 5-15 hours of seat time. These modules are designed to enhance your ability in areas that include:

  • Facilitating student engagement
  • Cultivating a comfortable classroom climate
  • Mastering instruction and assessment
  • Demonstrating professionalism
  • Optimizing classroom management

Each online module has a set of requirements to complete. Should you wish to take a module for graduate credit there is an additional homework template to be completed and submitted to MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Please see our catalog for more information and course descriptions.


What is a Micro-credential?

A micro-credential is a grouping of related online modules that share a similar focus, elevate your skill set in the area, and maximize your teaching proficiency. To earn a micro-credential, you must complete each fully facilitated online module prescribed by the program. You will receive an official certificate of completion from MidAmerica Nazarene University at the end of the program, verifying your mastery of the content.


Register Today!

To register, please fill out the form below, or contact PLS 3rd Learning by email or phone at 866-757-2527. For more information about the program or MNU offerings, please contact Glenna Murray at or 913-971-3292.