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.

Winter/Spring 2015 Course Catalog

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.).

Registration Form


Summer 2015 Course Catalog Starting May 22, 2015.

The Summer 2015 Course Catalog for Educators will be available online by May 22, 2015. You can register online for courses that run between June 12 and August 15. There will be a great selection for you to consider for your summer learning. If you are interested in the Instructional Delivery Service courses in the summer, contact Sandy Weaver at 216-406-5556 for more information and their selection of summer offerings.

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 17 in Winter/Spring 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 19 in the Winter/Spring 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 18 in the Winter/Spring 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. Click here for Personal Training information.

    Date of next session-Fall 2015 - TBD


Professional Development Staff

Tina Jurcisin
Administrative Coordinator
Kris Jensen

Karen Poelking
VP Community Relations &
Director, Professional Development