Office of Professional Development

Welcome to the Office of Professional Development! Our department offers flexibly scheduled face-to-face and online courses covering a broad range of topics for those who want to attain or maintain certificates or licensure in a particular field, learn new job skills or simply want personal enrichment.

Coursework for Educators

Founded 90 years ago, Notre Dame College has a long tradition of teacher education. We continually review and update our teacher education programs with new courses to strive to offer professional development that informs teachers about emerging technologies, pedagogies and interpersonal relationships that are Circle Button so important to have when working with students, families and administrators.


Courses are still available for the Spring.


Summer 2018 Catalog

Summer courses for educators seeking licensure renewal and building skills are now available. Click here to view the Summer 2018 Catalog for Educators courses. Classes will be available on campus and online. Courses will be available in technology, common core, classroom management and much more. Additional offerings through Notre Dame College – both online and on campus will be available online by April 1, 2018. Please check back at that time.

Register today with Instructional Delivery Services (IDS) for on campus classes (registration form in link below). Notre Dame will also be offering online classes. Click the blue button. At the Course Catalog page, click on the Technology catalog to register. In addition to the Notre Dame online courses there are other online opportunities through Teacher Education Institute (TEI). See their link below for a list of courses.

Please note that you do not register for IDS or TEI courses through Notre Dame College but directly with them. Click on their links below for more education. Also, do not use Internet Explorer while trying to view or register for classes as you will not be able to do view pages.


Educational Partnerships


Notre Dame College is partnered with a number of organizations to provide quality and relevant professional development for educators.


The INSITE (IN-home Sensory Impaired Training and Education) Training is an introductory course that provides professionals the opportunity to learn how to strengthen and form partnerships with families of infants, toddlers, and preschool children who have multiple disabilities and /or dual sensory impairments in the home setting. Participants will learn the INSITE approach to gathering information, child assessment, and program planning needed for the IFSP/IEP. Participants will be provided a resource manual that will help them gather information and activities to improve communication, vision, hearing, motor, daily care, and psycho-emotional support. This is a 4-day training.

This training can be taken for CEU’s through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities or for 3 graduate credits through Notre Dame College. Click here for details on program. Click here to register.


Register today for the International Dyslexia Association – Northern Ohio Branch Symposium. One
graduate credit through Notre Dame will be available. For more information on the course and
requirements, click here
and contact Morgan Amend at You must register
for the symposium AND register for ED602D: Diverse Learners: Dyslexia and More online here. If you
have questions with registration, contact Tina Jurcisin at


Teacher Leader Endorsement

Notre Dame College in collaboration with Instructional Delivery Services is now offering a Teacher Leader Endorsement program

Notre Dame College’s Teacher Leader Endorsement is tailored to meet the needs of the working professional educator. It is designed for the teaching professional that desires a larger leadership role in improving the delivery of instruction. The teacher leader will be instrumental in supporting and mentoring teachers, especially the four year residency candidates, as well as leading school improvement initiatives, assisting school administration with professional development activities and other collaborative leadership efforts. Additionally this endorsement will help to qualify educators for the Lead Professional Educators License, the highest qualification of Ohio’s 4-tiered licensure structure.

Entrance Requirements for Teacher Leader Endorsement:

  • Current Ohio educator license
  • Completion of master’s degree
  • Four years of successful teaching experience

Required Courses:

ED594M Measurement Based Decision Making in the Professional Learning Community

ED594E Ethics and Principles of Teacher Leadership

ED594I Collaborative Coaching for Improving Instruction

ED594L Practicum in Teacher Leadership

*Prerequisite ED594E, ED594M, ED594I

Courses can be taken in any order but must conclude with ED594L Practicum in Teacher Leadership


Sandy Weaver, Instructional Delivery Services at 216.406.5556

4/5 Endorsement

At this time we are not accepting any new students into the 4th/5th Grade Endorsement Program as we are currently in the process of modifying the curriculum in order to meet with updated ODE requirements.  If you would like to be considered as a potential new student in Fall 2018, contact Kris Jensen at 216-373-5219 or at

Reading Endorsement

The Notre Dame College Reading Endorsement prepares teachers to support the reading needs of all students in grades PK-12, whether they are struggling or gifted readers. Click here for details on this program.

Principal Licensure Program

Educators interested in a career as a school principal or administrator can obtain the necessary coursework by enrolling in this 8-course (24 credit), online endorsement program. Educators must have a Master’s degree and current teaching license as well as other requirements to begin the program. For all requirements of the program and more information click here.



Professional Development Staff



Tina Jurcisin
Administrative Coordinator
Kris Jensen

Karen Poelking
VP Community Relations &
Director, Professional Development



July 19
9:00 AM
Thursday July 19, 9:00am
Academic Support Center
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