Mississippi State Department of Teacher Education and Leadership Professor Missy Hopper’s Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools course has earned the Quality Matters Certification Mark following a rigorous review process.
The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of online and blended course design quality and represents Hopper’s ongoing commitment to creating learning environments that provide learners with a clear pathway to success.
The certification is the result of Hopper’s dedication to continuous improvement, including the innovative work of the instructional design team at the Mississippi State Center for Distance Education. The course is now listed on the QM directory of certified courses.
“The time and dedication needed to complete the quality matters process will pay dividends for our students here at MS State Online,” said Tracy Craven, CDE associate director. “We applaud Dr. Missy Hopper on her hard work and appreciate her commitment to online quality. “
The QM Official Review provided independent validation of the quality, learner-focused course design found in the course. Reviews are conducted by QM-Certified Reviewers and use the Quality Matters Rubric and associated Standards, which are based on research and best practices. A course earns the QM Certification Mark once it meets QM Rubric Standards at the 85% threshold or better and meets all Essential Standards.