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.


The Summer 2017 catalog of classes will be available online after April 16.

Winter/Spring 2017 Catalog for Educators

Winter/Spring 2017 courses for educators seeking licensure renewal and building skills are now available. Click Here to view the Winter/Spring 2017 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.

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.



Business Leadership Certificate

Learn and develop the necessary workplace skills to be an effective and respected leader.

The Office of Professional Development in The Finn Center for Adult, Graduate and Professional Programs at Notre Dame College in conjunction with the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) Expert Network is offering a Business Leadership Certificate.

Business Leadership 2017 Sessions




Managing with Style – Understanding Others’ Personality Style

Phil Stella

March 4

Learning Leadership

Roxanne Kaufman Elliott

March 11

Creating a Culture of Excellence

Tameka Taylor March 18

Creating Win-Win Situations

Tameka Taylor

April 8


Register today! Receive a certificate of completion for attending all sessions or choose individual sessions of interest.

The cost for each session is $89. Classes are from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on the Notre Dame College campus.

Click here for the Business Leadership Certificate catalog to choose sessions you are interested in and register!

Any questions– contact Tina Jurcisin, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Professional Development at or 216.373.6520


Click here to view Business Leadership informational flyer.


Educational Partnerships


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

  • World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.)

    Notre Dame College, in partnership with World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.), offers a 9-week personal training certificate program that prepares individuals for careers in the fitness industry.




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 OFFERED SUMMER 2016

ED594E Ethics and Principles of Teacher Leadership

ED594I Collaborative Coaching for Improving Instruction OFFERED SUMMER 2016

ED594L Practicum in Teacher Leadership

*Prerequisite ED594E, ED594M, ED594I OFFERED FALL 2016

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

Registration for the 4th/5th Grade Endorsement program is now open and we are accepting new students. For additional questions, contact Kris Jensen at 216-373-5219 or

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. Click here for details on this program.


Professional Development Staff


Tina Jurcisin
Administrative Coordinator
Kris Jensen

Karen Poelking
VP Community Relations &
Director, Professional Development