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 so important to have when working with students, families and administrators.
To register online for any of these courses, click here. You can also print the registration form and mail in your selection(s) with your check. Please note that you are not able to register for classes using Internet Explorer. Please open with a different browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.).
Teachers who hold an Early Childhood PK-3 Teaching license may add a fourth and fifth grade endorsement that is aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for 4th and 5th grades. See page 16 in Fall 2014 catalog for information on this four course, 9.5 credit program. For additional questions, contact Kris Jensen at 216-373-5219 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Click here to register.
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. See page 16 in the Fall 2014 catalog for details on this program. For additional information, contact Jennifer Kelly at 216-373-6386 or Marissa Bozak at 216-373-6337.
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. For more information, contact Jennifer Kelly at 216-373-6386 or Marissa Bozak at 216-373-6337.
Notre Dame College is partnered with a number of organizations to provide quality and relevant professional development for educators.
Instructional Delivery Services (IDS)
Notre Dame College is partnered with Instructional Delivery Services (IDS).
21st Century Learning Solutions
Notre Dame College is partnered with 21st Century Learning Solutions to offer an Elementary Math/Science Certificate Program with 5 courses to complete in the certificate. Click here for more details and the 5 courses needed for certificate completion. See page 21 in Fall 2014 catalog for dates.
Teacher Education Institute (TEI)
Notre Dame College is partnered with Teacher Education Institute (TEI) to offer online professional development courses. To view what is offered through TEI, click here.
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. For more information about the Personal Training Certificate Program and how to register, click here.
Date of next session-Summer 2015 - TBD
Professional Development Staff