Distance Learning

Distance Learning training will be allowed provided the training continues to meet MIA standards. These standards will apply to any trainings beginning January 1, 2020.

NOTE: Photos contain the following information translated into Vietnamese and Chinese (Simplified)


MIA approved trainings with online or distance learning components will be subject to these new requirements in addition to MIA standards outlined in the Certification Standards and Procedures.

1. Curriculum/Program offered should be the one that has been approved by MIA already. (If this program is a MACTE accredited course, then this program should have been already approved by them prior to the pandemic.)

2. For programs that are new, submission of the curriculum is required for evaluation. (This will also be applied to MACTE if this is to be a course accredited by them.)

(Numbers 3 to 8 are copied from the MACTE website, and required for any MACTE approved courses)

3. The program must ensure that Adult Learners have access to adequate resources, and skills to participate effectively in online education.

4. Appropriate technical assistance must be available to adult learners and faculty members.

5. The online community of faculty and Adult Learners and among Adult Learners must be reflected in the design of the certification course.

6. The program must have a plan for comprehensive, ongoing evaluation of the online education certification course, and must provide documentation regarding the evaluation process.

7. Overall effectiveness of the online education certification course must be determined by measures such as the degree to which the course meets its intended outcomes. Program outcomes must be comparable to those of on-site certification courses.

8. The program must ensure that the Adult Learner who registers in an online education course is the same Adult Learner who participates in and completes the course and receives the academic credit.


1. We keep the same requirements for Course Instructors, Field Supervisors, and Guest Lecturers (See MIA Certification Standards and Procedures)


1. Online Delivery of the Academic Phase.

2. Lessons should be interactive. Adult learners should be given the chance to actively participate in the discussion.

3. An agreed time of online meeting should be followed.

4. Learning Management System (LMS) used must be indicated by the TEP. LMS is a system that helps create and deliver a course content, monitors adult learner’s attendance and participation in class. It can also keep track of adult learner’s submission of course requirements. The system should also allow the adult learners to interact with threaded discussions, video conferencing and other forums.

5. If recorded video will be used for material presentation, this should be of high quality. Sounds and the picture should be clear. These videos should still be played with the Instructor being around to be able to entertain possible questions about the material presentation.

6. We shall follow the same course level requirements.

Infant – Toddler (See Course Level Requirements Article 1 and 2)

Early Childhood (See Course Level Requirements Article 1 and 2)

7. With regards to the Practice for the materials, the following are options that adult learners may do:

a. Adult learners can make their own materials which they can use in their class.

b. Access to a school to be allowed to use the materials.

c. Access to the training center to use the materials (on schedule)


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