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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.

Summer 2015 Catalog for Educators now available!

The Summer 2015 Catalog for Educators is now available online to view. Classes are available between June 10 and August 21, 2015. If you are interested in Instructional Delivery Services courses, see the links below for a list of available courses. Do not use Internet Explorer while trying to view the courses, as you will not be able to view them.

NEW PROGRAM - Teacher Leader Endorsement

Notre Dame College in collaboration with Instructional Delivery Services is now offering a Teacher Leader Endorsement program beginning this SUMMER 2015!

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 2015

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

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 19 in Summer 2015 catalog for information on this four course, 9.5 credit program. For additional questions, contact Kris Jensen at 216-373-5219 or kjensen@ndc.edu. Click here to register.

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. See page 21 in the Summer 2015 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. See page 20 in the Summer 2015 catalog for details on this program. For more information, contact Jennifer Kelly at 216-373-6386 or Marissa Bozak at 216-373-6337.

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.



Professional Development Staff

Tina Jurcisin
Administrative Coordinator
Kris Jensen

Karen Poelking
VP Community Relations &
Director, Professional Development

Kevin Snape
Assistant Director –Program Development